Another quick update we did after our trip to Portland was switching out the guest room headboard. While the old one the Hubs DIY’ed back when we lived in Kodiak was nice (see it here), I was ready for something a little brighter in this space. I still wanted something upholstered and had a few earmarked online but they were ranging from $200-600, which was a bit more than I wanted to pay for something that’s only going to see use a few times a year. Luckily I stumbled across this one at Walmart as part of their Better Homes and Gardens line for $90!
It was only available online but I could do site to store shipping. Unfortunately they didn’t offer that for Alaska stores so I had it shipped to the store near my Mother-in-Law’s house so we could pick it up while we were visiting back in May.
It’s definitely not perfect. The nail heads don’t line up quite right in a few spots, but it’s hardly noticeable. And at a third of the cost of similar ones I was considering I’m ok with the little imperfections. I plan to sell the old one, which will likely pay for this one, so the change will be low – no cost.
We got it set up just in time for my sister’s visit last month along with the new dresser we added in here. The two pieces work well together and give the space a calm, simple tone.
Because it’s neutral I can change up the bedding or other furnishings without an issue. I’ve got plans to add faux shiplap to this wall like we did in the dining room but that’s a project for the spring when it’s still to cold to be outside. Once we do that I think the headboard will really pop against the white and the space will be even brighter.
Now I just need to get the laundry room sign I want made so I can bring the tobacco baskets currently in it’s spot in here to decorate above the headboard. Then once I refinish the dresser this room will be about done.. for a while anyway. 🙂