This morning Greta and I had to get out of the house. Every once in awhile, I get a bad case of uninspiring cabin fever that forces me to get dressed and get out and get the creative juices flowing.
We went to a few shops and ultimately landed in JoAnn fabrics. The goal: get inspired. I went through all the aisles not really knowing what I was looking for. I found myself wishing their prints were larger and less busy over and over again. And then, just when I was nearly over the whole thing and doomed to another day of nothingness, I happened upon a selection of velveteens deeply discounted. They had a dark, moody, green-blue that really spoke to me. I didn’t have any measurements or coupons (I never buy at JoAnns without a coupon) and Greta was getting cranky, so I left it behind with every intention of finding a use for it and going BACK to get it.
I put Greta down for a nap and measured a few things out in our bedroom. My first thought was curtains, but that might get a little heavy looking. Then I thought–Oooo! Headboard! Our current headboard is black leather and is in really good condition–but are we black-leather-headboard-people? I don’t know:
The bed is cherry and definitely not our favorite wood color (it may get a paint job during the bedroom revamp), but we chose this bed right after we got married and we didn’t know any better. I decided I would get 2 1/2 yards of the fabric and we like it for the headboard–great. If not, I can use it elsewhere.
So I did. For 2.5 yards, my total was $10.60. Which breaks down to $4.24 a yard. Niiiccceee. I love it, and Greta thinks it is the softest thing ever:
Unfortunately, against the cherry wood, it reads more green, than turquoise–which isn’t what we’re going for. So–to paint the bed? To nix the fabric? Here’s hoping we can work it in!