Aug 12, 2010

Baseball Headboard...

I had a few inquiries about my sons baseball headboard  after I shared some before and after pictures of his new dresser.
Since the headboard was something I made before I started this blog, I don't have any tutorial pictures on how I made it so I'll just have to tell you.

{Yeah, I know the red stitching isn't perfect.  But it took forever to do so I decided to just leave it and call it a baseball with "character". lol.}
My son LOVES baseball so I wanted to do a lightly themed baseball room for him.
I found my inspiration for his headboard in this Potterybarn Kids magazine and went from there. 

We had a large piece of backer board left over after putting up some molding throughout our living room and I had my husband cut a large circle out of it.
I spray painted the entire circle white using 3 cans of one dollar Walmart spray paint.
Then looking at the magazine photo for inspiration, I traced the red laces of the baseball.
I used a small paint brush from my kids' crayola paint set to paint the laces.
{Shh...don't tell.}
The red I used was Santa Red {pictured above}.
A few days couple of months later I finally got around to spray painting the whole thing with a clear gloss coat for durability.
Then I spray painted the tops of two screws white and screwed the headboard into the wall right above his bed.

My husband used some other leftover/damaged backer board to make this cute sign.  Because the board was damaged, it gives it kind of a weathered look.

The art display below it came from a piece of old molding hanging around in my sons closet when we moved into our house a year ago.
{Never throw out wood!  You never know when you might be able to use it!} 
I spray painted the piece of molding the same navy blue as his curtains and added the clips to display his art/preschool projects.

I LOVE looking at magazines for inspiration and then doing the best I can to use leftover materials or whatever to obtain the look I'm going for.


Julia said...

His room is just sweet. I love what you did on a dime:). Maybe you should go into interior design:)!


Dear Lillie said...

You did a fabulous job!

Randi said...

The headboard is adorable ... so fun for a boy's room!

M.O.T.B said...

Wow, I love this! Tastefully done! My son is also a baseball boy and his room is baseball, come join my giveaway for sports prints and one happens to be a baseball!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

What a great idea! I love the art display from the molding too!!!

:) Michelle

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

VERY CUTE! My son used to have a baseball headboard. We made his out of wood... love the baseball theme for a boy!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is fabulous - I love rooms with a little theme to them. You did a fantastic job! Hope you are enjoying your weekend

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

What little boy wouldn't LOVE this headboard? Amazing. I am featuring it at Grab my "featured" button.

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