February 11, 2014

New headboard in the master bedroom & a surprise annoucement

I feel like I've been leaving everyone hanging and I'm sorry about that. I have a very bad, really annoying habit of getting caught up in the daily stresses and going 150mph at all times…that I forget to breathe and just enjoy now. I hope to get better about that in 2014. 

For now,  I wanted to share with you a peek at our new headboard. As many of you know, at one time for our guest bedroom, I made a DIY nailhead trim Pottery Barn inspired headboard for our old guest bedroom. You can find out how I did that by clicking here. In our new home, very soon after we purchased it, we opted to purchase a temperpedic mattress set in king size. We used to have a queen and I will never go back! So long story short, we sold our old bedroom set and I've been slowly putting together on a budget our new bedroom including finding a new headboard vs. making one.

After doing the math for supplies, labor & materials, it came out cheaper and easier to just purchase this headboard from Kirklands that you can find here. It has nailhead trim on the sides and top which I feel doesn't take away from the tufting that I wanted as well. The material is a nice, neutral linen colored twill. I waited until Kirklands had a decent sale and matched that with free shipping to our local store which equalled out to me saving about $100. Perfect!

In case you were wondering, I started painting our bedroom and there's the sneak peek of the color near the window & lamp. I'm in love with that color so much and can't wait to share the full room reveal. I also plan to get new lamps and hopefully these will work in our guest bedroom or else they will go in the shop. I have two sets of this lamps and they are the perfect combination of rustic meets weathered wood… I just can't get enough. You may have noticed the end tables as well...

Here's abetter shot. We have two matching side tables, one on each side of the bed for the husband and I. I found them at a garage sale and I practically stole them. I even got money off the price because I was from North Carolina and the guy loved my accent. Uh huh ;-) I love the shape, the price was more than right and they have the potential to be painted although I'm not sure if I will yet.

More shots of the headboard. I have a few options from previous purchases for above the headboard. Pretty sure we will be doing a mirror but can't make any promises.

I love the subtle beauty of this headboard. With classic lines, tufted headboard and finished off with nailhead trim…and I forgot to take photos of the cute feet that it comes with. 

Here are a few more detailed shots of the sides, nailhead trim and fabric. I am in love! If you love it too… go tell Kirklands that Home by Ally sent you on their Facebook page by clicking here. This is not a sponsored post, I just love my headboard. :))

I bought this bowl? at the antique mall awhile ago from a vendors booth that I frequent. It's perfect for one of my boxwood balls! And I also have books on my end table… lots of books. I did take the Hunger Games books out of the picture because I didn't want to be a dork! But at least I told you anyways! ;-) Hehe! The book I have below was a wonderful gift, a book of quotes.

And from the same vendor are these vintage pillow cases. They are so delicate and pretty.

Now that inspiration has really struck, I have started to browse for a new light fixture, a nice comforter or quilt and some accessories. I also picked up a large and long french provincial style dresser that mimics the lines of our side tables. I paid $100 for it but sold a few things to make it FREE. Let me know what y'all think of the new headboard and if you love it. If you don't…well… don't tell me.

Oh! And before I forget! Exciting news so I'll get right to it! Sadly, Dawn and I are both leaving Wildwood Antique Mall for a new adventure with our friend Heather, from Pinneapple Avenue! Heather is opening her own shop called "Rehab- Vintage Market & Unique Home Decor" and we will be located in her shop beginning next month! Here's a peek at her new logo that I had the privilege of making! I can't wait to show y'all progress of our space and hopefully you can come visit too!

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  1. I need your help with my headboard Ally! I LOVE yours but don't want to copy you--exactly anyway! :)

  2. About the bowl, it’s vintage and unique, seems like it was molded from ancient country! I adored the cabinet most, the lamps and the bed. Too cozy, too elegant and fascinating to look at. Clever!

    Sebastian Chuter

  3. your headboard is gorgeous. great job. i love the end tables and am hunting for similar for my spare room to leave unpainted.

  4. Oh, I love your headboard! Your tables and vintage bowl are gorgeous too!

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