The last couple of weeks have been a little hectic. I had Miss E’s 6th birthday party to organise … complete with a Wonder Woman cake. Mum and Dad were also visiting from Canberra. Whenever they visit, Paul and I always take to opportunity to catch a couple of movies, as well as head out for dinner. Dad and I visited an antique centre one Saturday for a bit of a rummage. Mum and I worked on a new roman blind for my kitchen which I hope to share soon … Phew! So this week I’m taking it easy and sharing a rather whimsical project I recently completed … my bohemian inspired fabric wrapped bedhead. This little single bed resides in our guest bedroom, which also doubles as a home-office for Paul. The room is also home to my sewing table … rather a tricky space to decorate and still very much a work in progress. Here is the before photo, this simple little bed was all my budget could afford at the time. It is a simple silver coloured steel bed which is now available in white, Fantastic Furniture also have a rather sweet vintage inspired bed.
I’m not sure what made me decide to wrap the bedhead in fabric. Sure it’s nothing special, but there were no major defects which needed covering up. Paul thinks it was my subconscious working overtime … and I think he’s right. I had spent the previous week creating a Pinterest board inspired by the Charleston farmhouse.
Charleston was the home and country meeting place of the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group. The farmhouse interior was painted by the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell during the first half of the 20th century.
The artists decorated and painted the walls, doors and furniture of the Charleston farmhouse … and it looks amazing! I love the colourful bohemian vibe. It made me want to pick up a paint brush and go to work on our doors at home, but I really need to work on my drawing and painting skills first.
I knew I couldn’t paint and decorate a chair like these artists could, but with all this inspiration … I guess it had to come out somehow. I got it into my head I was going to wrap the guest bed-head in some colourful strips of fabric I had stored away … much to the amusement of my family. It really was such a simple project … I used strips of fabric from bunting I had made one Christmas which never really quite worked. They were fairly short pieces of fabric. I wrapped them around the frame pretty tight and held them in place with superglue. I spray painted the plastic knobs white. No messy paint or fancy equipment required … although I still managed to superglue my fingers together!
Tip: To remove superglue from your fingers try some acetone (found in nail polish remover). I also found a paste made from salt and warm water worked quite well.
There’s a lot which needs doing in this little room, but the pretty colours work well with my newly painted chair. Just a little bohemian inspiration. I’m now thinking of a throw rug for the end of the bed to mix things up a bit. What inspires your creativity? How have you injected a little Boho chic into your style?
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