That quote couldn’t be more true.
I’ve always loved decor, and since my fiance and I have lived together, I have always tried really hard to have a lovely home, without spending very much. Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and Pinterest, have been my favorite places to find what I need to create a cozy, and comfortable space. He says he could care less what the house looks like – but I think that’s a lie! What man wants to come home to a run down, messy, smelly, undecorated, sad, cold, or empty home from work? Not many I would assume – I know I don’t.
Even though I find a ton of my furniture for my home at Goodwill and Habitat, I do have a hard time finding bedroom furniture there. It must be the first to go! I could never find matching nightstands, or my favorite mirrored furniture. Since I knew I wanted those things in my bedroom I knew I would have to splurge on them eventually!
I’m posting this photo of our bedroom, because I want to show that you don’t have to have a lot of money to have a cozy, comfy place. The bedroom was the last place I spent the time to decorate, and now that it’s finally complete, I can finally relax! Even though there are still a few little things I need to tweak. I need new Euro Shams, cream curtains, and a new bedspread, but for the most part it is finally complete! We just got a king size bed this weekend.. and WOW its amazing! We had a queen headboard previously so we definitely needed a new one. Since we just spent $800 on the bed there was no way we could afford a $200-$500 headboard so we made our own! (see tutorial down below)
I def splurged a little on the mirrored furniture, but it was all reduced, and I ordered it from HSN.com, so I was able to make small payments over 4 months!
Headboard – DIY approx $100
Mirrored Lingerie Dresser – $90 (Tjmaxx clearance)
Mirrored Table – $160 (HSN clearance)
Mirrored Nightstands $360 ($180 ea HSN clearance)
Matching lamps $35 (Costco clearance)
Vanity mirror $25 (Tuesday Morning clearance)
Dresser/ Mirror – FREE! hand-me-down
Geometric mirror $12 (Marshalls)
Euro Shams – $30 for both (Pottery Barn clearance)
Chair – Free – hand-me-down
Total $760 (including decor items)
Not to bad, considering I got exactly the look I was going for!
(sorry there are no pictures, it was hard enough trying to get it done!)
Supplies for King size bed
1. 4 ft x 8ft piece of Plywood – get it cut to about 4 x 6.5 (I suggest measuring your bed first for exact measurements) $8
2. 4 pieces of 2×4’s to support headboard, and add height $12
3. 1 inch foam (use your measurement’s to determine how much you need) $16
4. Batting (use measurements and YES you do NEED THIS) $16
5. 3 yards of fabric – we used 3 but probably only needed 2.5 $52
6. Staple Gun
Step 1. Get your wood cut to the dimensions you prefer. We wanted our headboard to be 6 Feet Tall, so we used the 2×4’s to add 2 feet
step 2. After you’ve attached the legs to the headboard, we added 2×4’s to the middle of the headboard for support.
step 3. Glue, or use the staple gun to attach the foam to the board.
step 4. wrap the batting around the foam, and staple to the back of the headboard – pull taught, and make sure there are NO WRINKLES in the batting
step 5. Pull the Fabric Taught around the headboard, and staple to the back!
ALL DONE! I am planning on adding a nail head trim around mine, when I get around to it!
Total – $102 and 3 hours labor!