Are you as lazy as I am? Are you a total fraud when it comes to crafty decorating? Would you rather listen to 1,000 vuvuzelas playing an off-key rendition of Paula Abdul's Straight Up than thread a needle or a fire up a sewing machine? Then boy, have I got a home decor tip for you!
Here's my bedroom before. No headboard at all.
Five minutes later...
That right there is a super poofy, lean-back-and-relax-upon-it, fully upholstered headboard. How'd I do it, you ask?
Well, 'tis a funny story. I have this husband, see, who built me a set of amazing couches. Southwest style, solid wood, coolest cutout silhouettes...here they are in progress.
We had cushions custom made for them - seat bottom cushions AND seat back cushions. But when we put it all together, the seat back cushions made the couches look too formal. We decided we liked them better with a random mix of throw pillows for the back:
Which left me with four of these perfectly good seat back cushions.
So I tucked two of them between my bed and the wall. How easy was that?
They're supported on the edge of my wooden bed platform. But even if you have a traditional bedframe, I bet it'd be pretty simple to rig up a skinny platform to tuck up against the wall. Maybe a 2x6 or a strip of plywood, placed across a couple of concrete blocks?
I know, I know, it's a dirty rotten cheat. I am so ashamed...
But I do so love my cushy new headboard! Anyone else out there shameless enough to try it? Maybe you'll keep it in mind, next time the opportunity to rescue some couch cushions comes your way.