52 Week Project: WK5
We got started on painting our bedroom last week. Got the walls partially primed and ready for actual paint. We still have a ways to go with painting but we’ll get there. Since both my husband and I work freelance, our hours are often long (read crazy) and unpredictable and this really stifles our nesting progress. Luckily, we’re in no particular rush, other than the fact that we would love to move on to the next project. On a happy note, we received our Tempurpedic Cloud mattress yesterday and we’re super excited about that. I can’t wait to sleep on it and all of its memory foamy goodness. Now all we need is a bed! Which brings me to this post. About a week ago, we were pretty much set on purchasing this headboard and this bed frame from West Elm but then I saw this guy over on Grey Likes Nesting via House*Tweaking:
My mission was clear. And since hubby was onboard after one glance, I was all the more sure that this was the right headboard for us. So, to the reclaimed wood yard we went. Here are a few pictures I snapped. The owner told us stories about some of the wood being as old as 500 years! Their wood comes from all over the west coast and some surrounding states. They drive far and wide to tear down old wood buildings and to forest fire sites where they salvage whatever wood they can. I know it’s completely silly, but as he was talking to us, I welled up a bit thinking about the tree that our headboard might be coming from. It was quite moving to think about its journey from nature to barn to wood yard to headboard in suburban Los Angeles.
Somewhere in this pile of redwood is our headboard. This wood came from a torn down barn in Hollister, Ca. I’m so glad we’ll be repurposing it and giving it a new, loving home to retire in.
By making our own headboard from reclaimed wood, not only are we making the greener choice, we’re also saving about $250! We’re still in strategy mode about how exactly we’re going to construct said headboard so stay tuned, I’ll post after pictures as soon as we’re done. xoxo!