Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Time to Focus...

I have decided to finish some projects around the house. First up, Cricket's bed. I never made the fabric covered panels to cover the ends and sides of her bed. It just seemed like too much of a good thing. Well, today I decided I will just make panels for the head and foot of her bed. See, I am making some decisions...

I have several ideas and wanted to try them out on poster board first. I got my scissors, glue and ribbon and went to work. Butterball also had his scissors, glue and ribbon. We were happily working away. I was evidently more involved in my project than I realized. He came over to check out my progress and when he did....

A curl fell on my poster board. Now it doesn't look like much, but on my way to the kitchen to throw it away, I found 6 other curls on the floor. Thank goodness he still has a headful, although his bangs are shorter and his whole do looks a little lopsided.

You will be happy to know I didn't let his haircut interfere with my crafting project. Using this Amanda Nesbit room as inspiration, I thought a headboard with ribbon trim might work.

It would be in a solid blue, the same color as the bed skirt, with white ribbon.


Or I could go with a more dramatic shape but no ribbon. Still in a solid blue maybe with a nail head trim.

This is, of course, not to scale but I am loving the shape. I wish I could do this shape with..

This fabric to match the bed skirt, but I am afraid it would be hard with the geometric pattern. All the curves and corners are scaring me with the pattern. Here's where you come in...which one do you like better? Have you ever made an upholstered headboard with a geometric fabric? Did it get distorted? Thoughts, opinions, ideas?

18 comments:

  1. I am very impressed with your crafting. Don't know which one I like better- I'm wondering about that {fabulous} shaped headboard inside her cozy bed- too much of a good thing? So sorry about the curls- do you remember that I left Lily with her daddy for maybe 30 minutes when the girls were 1 and 3, and Eloise cut off every bit of Lily's hair? Very sad. You had moved. It was ugly. xo

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  2. I like your first look, the Nesbit look. You might save YOUR hair from coming out if you opt not to work with a patterned fabric....

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  3. So Butterball plays with scissors??? Maybe he'd like some matches for his birthday-let me know! You crack me up!

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  4. I think the geometric pattern would be very tricky if you do a curved headboard. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  5. Can you make me two of the ribbon, Nisbet inspired please? My girls + I would be forever grateful :). xoxo

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  6. I think your instinct is right.... geometrics and curves not too good together. I am loving the idea of a solid blue with white ribbon !

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  7. I may end up not being much help in the decision making. Both designs are so fine. The Nisbet one might be easier if you are doing the work. As for using geometric fabrics, you don't have to be overly worried about distortion. When you staple the back of the headboard, you start at "12" and "6", staple there, then staple "9" and "3". You will then go back to the "12" and "6" place and staple about four inches from the your first staples. Confused? Basically you work your way out from the center, avoiding distortion... Oh, and do all of this while having a glass of wine, it helps.
    Cannot wait to hear what you decide to do.

    mb from Dallas

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  8. LOVE that bed! I would pick the shaped one.

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  9. Worried about that lovely pattern making the turns needed for the second option. Since the Nisbet one is so stunning anyway, and your board is just great too...thinking go with that one. For what its worth, I am already dying over the cuteness that is Cricket's bed! (and the haircut is too much! :) )

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  10. I love that little bed nook - it looks so cozy! I love the geometric fabric, too, but your crafty option looks like it will be great.

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  11. I vote for option 1! And when you get finished, I vote you come to my house and help me finish my many, many projects...

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  12. ooohhhh I say trust your gut! I agree the geometric trellis-y pattern could be really tricky for the curves. And I'm also afraid you'd tire of it on something so permanent. Does that make sense? I used that J.Adler bed for a teenagers room in a clients home and it is still one of my all time favorite pieces. Can't go wrong with that as inspiration!

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  13. What a laugh you just gave me. I can only imagine the shock you had w/ BB's hair. Too funny. I like the Nisbet inspired H/B. I've been going back to that design for a while now and think it would look great in the softer palette you are working with.

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  14. I would love to crawl into her bed and spend the day reading. You are obviously very talented!

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  15. I think the fabric is beautiful!

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  16. She is going to have the coolest bed around when you are done with it, I think either shape would be great, but then again I've never done the rounded shape with geometric pattern. Good luck, I cant wait to see how it comes out.

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  17. Her bed is adorable and so is your blog! So glad I found you! Your posts and photos are so fantastic.

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  18. SO CUTE!!!! I never would have thought of that greek key sort of fretwork for a little girl but I absolutely adore it darling!!!

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