DIY Headboard for Oscar

This side of the room needed something to cozy it up and I was inspired to do a headboard for this little Day Bed we’ve created. It makes this nook of the room a cozy spot to curl up with a book, and for a place for me to crash some nights.



Mr. Bunny was a purchase made for Oscar from my Mom on his first trip to the toy store.


Three big 24″ pillows are on each side of the bed making it couch like. I had 2 pillows in new fabric made, in a green ticking fabric & a soft baby blue velvet. MacFab here in Toronto did the sewing. The linen pillows were floating around our house (my Mom made them for me)

You can also see the white quilt I bought for the bed from Winners. It’s actually a Queen sized quilt with the extra quilting tucked behind the bed. It’s nice that it is so big as it’s great for curling up with.

Next up, bed skirt in some linen fabric I have. (DIY Instructions to follow)

So awesome how a simple headboard project can make a spot feel so much nicer! (Above, Before & After)

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    Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    October 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    So adorable! It really brightens up the room!

    I am very inspired by Oscar's small room because we are debating moving into a smaller house and my son's room would be teeny tiny! But, in your case, you can make it work!

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    October 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    ahhhhh! totally completes the room!
    perfect perfect!
    well done…

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    October 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Perfect fix – great job!

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    [email protected] at Home
    October 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Love it, now looks like a custom built in. The splash of colour is perfect.

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    October 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Aw – I love it.

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    October 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    AMAZING! Good jobbie! Great quilt and pillows too!

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    [email protected]
    October 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Looks perfect – so cozy!

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    October 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    What a huge difference that made. Love the new look!

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    Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    October 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    That is so great! A day bed in the baby room is such a smart idea.

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    Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints
    October 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    The headboard makes it look SO cozy! Great idea!!

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    October 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    omgosh, Mr. Bunny is so adorable! lovely headboard!

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    October 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I totally love it.

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    Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    October 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    This is soo amazing. I want to try it for our daybed! Great idea!!!!

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    October 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    looks fabulous!!

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    Sarah @ Comfort and Joy
    October 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    So pretty! I love the serenity of this room. It looks like the perfect place to relax with the baby. 🙂

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    Sweet T Paper Designs
    October 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I love it!

    Can't wait for DIY instructions. My 10 y/o son needs a new headboard for his full-size bed. I have the fabric, I just need instructions! : )

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    Sarah La Rose
    October 5, 2010 at 12:10 am

    The headboard looks fantastic!! It completely finishes off the room. You must be so pleased. Great job on the fabric. 🙂

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    Lovely Little Nest
    October 5, 2010 at 1:40 am

    My favorite spaces have been ones I waited patiently to finish {ok maybe I just waited ~ strike the "patiently". So glad you went with the DIY headboard ~ it looks fabulous and oh-so-cozy! 🙂

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    October 5, 2010 at 2:06 am

    I love it! Such a great idea.

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    The Bonjour Four
    October 5, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Great job!! It makes all the difference! I love your blog.. Found it tonight from a little lovely. 🙂

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    October 5, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Lucky Oscar, that is a perfectly perfect room…so light and airy and the headboard is just the finishing touch needed.

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    christine, just bella
    October 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    It looks incredible and makes such a statement in the room!! Can't wait for the tutorial. That colour palette is my fave.

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    RJ @ A Life Designed
    October 6, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    What a cozy little spot to curl up with your little guy!

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    Denise Laborde
    October 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Such a great solution!

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    jessica lynn
    October 12, 2010 at 1:36 am

    great job! thanks for sharing!

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    Pink Wallpaper
    October 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm


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