Tuesday, 4 June 2013


We haven't been up to too many projects lately with baseball season in full swing (punny!). But I will share our newest furniture acquisition.

Meet our headboard!!

We have been looking for the perfect headboard since we moved in. I toyed with the idea of making my own with all the tutorials out there in blog land but I don't consider myself handy enough nor do we have the necessary tools.

Here's a pretty sad-looking before shot:

Requirements: white, tufted. Fabric or leather.

I started my search at the local furniture stores. Ikea, the Brick, Leons, Ashley Furniture, etc. Even a bunch of independent stores. No dice. I searched online and most of them  were over $700. Too much. We determined a $400 budget is reasonable. 

The only one that sort of matched what we wanted was this one at Urban Outfitters. But it didn't come in white. I thought about settling for that light grey colour but for that amount of money, I didn't want to settle.

My next search was at US retailers that hopefully shipped to Canada. Or maybe we could pick it up and drive it across the border? Would it fit in the car though? #headboardproblems. I found a bunch of pretty good ones at target.com. This one, this one, this one and this one were all pretty good. And then I found this one.

She was perfect. A good shade of white, good tufts, good price. Velvet! Done. Except they don't ship to Canada. Ughhhhh.

We almost said "whatever, let's just try to bring it across the border in our little car. I'm sure it will fit." But I wanted to try one last thing before we committed. I typed the name of the headboard into google thinking maybe someone closer had it. I don't know if it's because I have been a good girl all year or if the headboard gods felt sorry for me because I have been looking for this for 11 months, but it worked. Homedepot.ca!!! The exact same one! And the best part? It was cheaper!!

Cray, I know. This doesn't happen. Ever. Things in the states are always cheaper and more accessible! AND I got a 10% discount code for signing up for emails. Estimated delivery time: 3-4 weeks. No problem. We ordered last Tuesday and she arrived the following Monday! The good news just kept on coming! Only teeny bad thing was that we were watching the tracking and the delivery came while both of us were at work. UPS's policy is if it looks like a safe neighbourhood, they leave the item at your door step. She was only alone for max 2 hours. And thankfully everything was fine.

Assembly was super easy. Legs came separate but only needed 4 screws and washers which they provided. They wanted the legs to get screwed into the bed frame but we don't have a bed frame so that wasn't happening. We just squished it between the bed and the wall and called it a day. So far it hasn't fallen on our heads and I don't think it will.

Here's the rest of my photoshoot with our new headboard. Please pardon the weird lighting.

Night shot!

Oh, and we got a little ottoman from Ikea so that our kitty cat can jump on the bed. It was too high for him before and he'd meow in the middle of the night for us to pick him up. You can see it hiding on the left side of the bed in a couple of the photos.

I think he enjoys the headboard as much as I do. ...or maybe not.

xoxo, E

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