once upon a time there were two friends, a girl and her mattress

While most other momma bears are waking from their winter long hibernation, this momma bear is finally getting her own long winter’s nap…in a beautiful, comfortable, supportive, anti-back aching, natural latex, get-a-good-nights-sleep-FINALLY, king size bed!  I can’t tell you just how long I’ve been waiting to wake up feeling rested and not sore.  One marriage and three pregnancies later and I can finally say we have a suitable room fit for a queen (or king) I should say.  Our room is far from being in complete bedroom shape just yet, but I have my mattress, I have my white organic sheets, I have my all seasons, pure wool filled comforter…but the most important thing for this momma’s mind that rests with a check completed in my very important, must have a peaceful room, box…is the headboard.  It’s not 100% done yet.  I’m waiting for Mr. APN to build me a frame then we can add the legs and the headboard will be tall and soaring…stately as it should be. But the bulk of the impact is there.  I spent one Saturday with a beautiful and sweet (and very crafty and amazing) sister-in-law and together we made our very own upholstered headboards!!  It was fun; it was not challenging.  The jig saw was not as scary as I thought.  It was actually very simple!  Just my kind of project! 

So here is my inspiration….

Restoration Hardware anyone?

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Ok, I’m drooling now….

So here’s the peek….

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Our mattress is currently resting on the floor….but I still wanted my headboard resting behind it…even though it’s not quite finished yet.  I love the burlap.  I love the copper nail head trim.  I love that it was so simple to create…I love that it gives a little plushness to our bed.  Eventually it will be taller! 

When all is said and done I am so grateful to my husband for giving me that Saturday to make a dream real…so grateful that God sees our hearts desires and for some reason (no matter how silly they may seem) blesses my life with those desires fulfilled.  I love that I didn’t have to break the bank to get the look I wanted!  I’m grateful for the friendship of a sweet sister in law and the fun we had making our patiently waited for headboards come to life!

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