Okinawa – Master Bedroom
Headboard. Inspired by all the DIY articles on how to make a headboard, I decided to give it a try. Again, not having a home improvement store nearby meant that I literally had to figure everything out on my own with the help of a few websites and magazines. I purchased 2 pieces of plywood (for the front and back), and then several feet of 2x4s. Using a handheld saw, a hammer, and nails, I haphazardly cut and nailed a rectangular box together. I then covered the entire board with quilt batting using a staple gun. Lastly, I purchased a luxurious brown and navy sheet set on clearance and used the flat sheet to make a slip cover for the headboard. I used navy blue piping on the slip cover to compliment the bedding.
Bolster Pillow. The brown sheets that I used for the headboard had a brown and navy blue striped pattern at the top of the flat sheet. I used the stripes to make a long bolster pillow for the bed to tie both the sheets and headboard together. I simply sewed a long tub, filled it with cotton “fluff” and used ribbon to tie off the ends. Lesson Learned: use a pillow form for such long pillows! Moving this pillow around was always awkward because it was floppy.