We are going to try and recreate something like this in our home in Portland–the headboard that is. I think it would be pretty simple to make. I love the idea of having lights/lamps fixed to the headboard itself. Saves me from toiling over the perfect piece of artwork to hang above our bed. Now I just need some great reclaimed wood!
I’m also scoping out what kind of light fixtures I’d want. I ran across this great website Barn Yard Electric. I love their philosophy of combining vintage and modern to create amazing, American made fixtures. All of their products represent original barn lighting and I want one of pretty much every one they make. These are the ones I am considering to be attached to the above headboard:
I think we’ll end up going with option #2. It’s the one we both like. I would buy it with clear glass so that you could see the light bulb. I want to use those nostalgic Edison style light bulbs. I think they’re just lovely. Barn Yard Electric sells those as well but I am going to be on the lookout for some where that I can buy them for less than $20/bulb!!
I’m on the lookout for bedding as well. What we have now, bed and all, is going to be our guest bed when we move. We’re going to get a cheap bed frame and make a headboard so that shouldn’t cost too much. I have no idea where to start with bedding though. If it were just me, I wouldn’t have trouble at all. But, buying bedding that is masculine and feminine, well designed, comfortable, reasonably priced, and that doesn’t have to be dry cleaned is WAY too difficult! I guess if that is my biggest problem I’m doing a-ok! 🙂