A Pretty Paneled Headboard Wall

Hello all!

Sorry this is a day late, but I think it will be worth it!  Yesterday was a cold and dreary day, and I was just not loving the light for my photos.  Is it too much to ask for a sliver of sunlight?  Plus, my son has the flu, so I was a bit scattered anyway!

But things are looking brighter in my daughter Kate’s, bedroom!  I have to admit, since we’ve moved, I haven’t done a whole lot to the kids’ rooms, aside from painting them.  But one thing that has been bugging me for awhile now, is that my daughter’s bed just looks… unfinished.  She has adorable bedding (PB Outlet), but I haven’t found a headboard that I really like.

But along came this beautiful inspiration (thank you, Emily A. Clark).  Ever since I laid eyes on it – I have had this paneled wall image in the back of my mind…

Why not give this a shot, right?  You don’t necessarily need the headboard AND the paneled wall to make a statement.  I find the paneled wall alone really striking!

First things first.  I needed to rearrange her bedroom.  There aren’t a whole lot of options, and the original setup just wasn’t really working.

So, here are some pictures of her room before we got to work.  I should say that part of what triggered this paneled headboard was that Kate wanted to “organize her room”.  Who am I to stand in the way of progress?  (And yes, it’s dark.  What can I say?  Women in this house get motivated in the nighttime hours.  Perhaps it has something to do with me painting our master bedroom the day before I went into labor with her…).

This is the view from her bedroom door (prior to clearing anything out).  You can see that some items have made their way up from the basement:

Again, a view from her bedroom door, slightly to the right.  Lots of doors to deal with in this space.

A shot from the doorway of the Jack & Jill bathroom.  More doors.

Like I said, this setup just wasn’t working.  Plus, she has one additional nightstand that shouldn’t even be in her room.  Too much stuff!

So, from here, I rearranged the furniture.

I’m liking the flow of the room more already.  I am thinking that a smaller dresser may be in order, but that’s for another time.  I’m also adding “paint the treasure chest” to my to-do list in this room.

But now that the paneled headboard wall is complete, it really adds to the character of the room and I’m loving it!  I love the texture and the interest it brings.  Excuse the photo overload here.  Can you tell I’m excited?


I’m still debating on the artwork here – what do you think?  When I hang it on the wall, it just gets lost in the Sea of Pink.  When I hang it on the paneled wall, you could actually see it.  So, this is where it stands for now. 

What do you think?  Leave the artwork there?  Or better off without?

But wait!  Just when you thought it couldn’t get any cuter… (I literally thought of this just before I was going to post).

Who can resist a boxwood wreath?  Wait, is that a cute, coordinating boxwood topiary on the nightstand?  Oh yes it is!

Well, there you have it.  I will post a tutorial on this project in the days to come.

Enjoy your day!

I’m linking up to:
Remodelaholic – Headboard Party
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays
Shabby Chic Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Not Just a Housewife – Show Me What Ya Got
Somewhat Simple – Strut Your Stuff
Seven Thirty Three – Sugar & Spice
Blue Cricket Design – Show & Tell
Hooking Up With House of Hepworth’s
Miss Mustard Seed’s – Furniture Feature Friday
Fingerprints on the Fridge – Feature Yourself Friday
Remodelaholic – Remodelaholic’s Anonymous
Just A Girl – Show and Share Day
I Heart Naptime – Sunday Scoop
Green Door Designs – Saturday Spotlight
Dittle Dattle – Amaze Me Monday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphosis Monday
Thrifty Decor Chick – Before and After Party
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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    February 28, 2011 at 2:40 am

    that looks amazing!!! wonderful job- it makes such an impact!

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    February 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Hi, it makes such a difference! Nice job! Found you on MM at BNOTP. I jsut started my blog focusing on kids room designs and would love to include this in my gallery! Email or comment me. Have a great day!

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    Sara B. @ {Egg and Twig} and {Mama Thinks Funny}
    February 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Pretty much the sweetest room I've ever seen. Somehow you've managed to make "princess pink" look sophisticated and serene…love it!

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    The DIY Spot
    March 1, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Nice job! Love it with the wreath!

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    March 3, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I love it! You can feel free to come n do my room any time! = ) lol Really, The wreath is lovely, but you really need to find somewhere for that art! That is too beautiful to not hang up! Ca'mon! Helen

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    Jenna, SAS Interiors
    March 3, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I LOVE this project…you did a great job! It looks beautiful and the placement of the furniture looks perfect. Thanks for stopping by Saturday Spotlight and linking up this awesome project….I can't wait to see what you link up this weekend!
    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

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    Allison @ House of Hepworths
    March 3, 2011 at 3:13 am

    You are a goddess! Wow. I love it. I'm in awe.

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    Allison @ House of Hepworths
    March 3, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I featured you this week in my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button. You earned it!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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    March 3, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Hi Jenny!

    I just want to say, I love this room! LOOKS GREAT!!!

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    SAS Interiors
    March 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Jenny-
    I stopped by the other day to comment on this amazing project and it just got stuck in my head, SOOO it was my feature pick for Saturday Spotlight. Take a look: http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/03/saturday-spotlight-2/
    Congratulations and job well done! Come on over to http://www.sasinteriors.net and grab the "I've been featured button" on the right column! Thanks again for linking up.

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

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    March 7, 2011 at 1:22 am

    LOVE that headboard 🙂 please come on over and link up to MMM!!

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    March 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Wow! Love the headboard. The whole room is just so stinkin' cute!

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    [email protected]
    March 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!



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    Alicia@Thrifty And Chic
    March 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    You have completely inspired me with this project!
    I have featured you as my very first One Thrifty Chick at Thrifty and Chic! You can see your feature post here: http://thriftyandchicdecor.blogspot.com/2011/03/one-thrifty-chick.html

    Can't wait to see more of your inspiring projects 🙂

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    March 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Hi, Jenny! First, I'm your newest follower. Second, I featured your awesome headboard project in here: http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2011/03/recognition-day-thursday-headboards.html. Please feel free to grab the feature button in my sidebar.

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    Cindy M.
    March 28, 2011 at 1:00 am


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    April 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I love the headboard! Great job!!! I love everything about your blog! I am now following you! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime and follow me!! 🙂 I am participating in my first "Before & After" with Thrifty Decor Chick!
    Looking forward to getting to know you!
    My before & after:
    Follow me on Twitter: Twittle__Dee

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    Jennifer Rizzo
    April 25, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Thanks for sharing your room !It's lovely!

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    the domestic fringe
    April 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I love, Love, LOVE this! So much. You did a really amazing job. It's beautiful. I would like it for my room. 🙂

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    June 6, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I've saved the link for a while until we were able to do the same thing in our room! Here's a link to my site showing our finished product: http://didyoumakethat.blogspot.com/2011/06/headboard-accent-wall.html

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    Linda @ It All Started with Paint
    January 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Just pinned you from Not Just A Housewife contest. Just love that wall treatment and plan to recreate in my master bedroom (and that's the board I pinned it on!).

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    pdr charlotte
    February 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    What color is the wall paint?

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      February 15, 2012 at 1:42 am

      It's called Priscilla, by Sherwin Williams.

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