Today I decided to clean my house. I plan to decorate for the holidays this week and woke up in the mood to clean the place up. I must take advantage of those days cause they do not happen often. To finish the day, I thought I'd blog about a project I finished a few weeks ago.
I picked up this full size Eastlake Bed and immediately thought it would be the perfect bed for a little princess. It's such a great bed but somebody in the seventies must have decided to freshen it up with a little Amber Shellac. It was a tad bit orange. It's hard to tell in the above photo but the top panel of the headboard was a little bowed. I decided that upholstering it would be the perfect solution. To fill in the paneled areas so there wouldn't be a lump from the middle board I cut 1/4" plywood to fit inside. Then added 2" foam and batting.
The top panel just begged for something special. I thought about what to put there for quite awhile but just kept coming back to sweet dreams. I used my vinyl cutter to make a stencil. For the letters I chose a white paint that matched the fabric not the painted frame to pull the whole thing together.