DIY Boho Headboard from a Vintage Screen

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We’re on the home stretch on Little A’s rich and magical bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge, and this week I made a boho headboard from a vintage screen and painted her chandelier a soft gold. Come see how I did these DIYs and how they turned out!

Gold Spray Painted Ikea Chandelier

It’s week 5 of the ORC, folks!

In case you’ve never heard of it, the One Room Challenge is a challenge hosted by Calling It Home where several interior designers and dozens of guest participants (usually home decor bloggers like myself) makeover one room in their home over the course of 6 weeks. I’ve done 4 previous ORCs before, so this one will be my 5th!

Check out all of the previous makeover’s I’ve done for this challenge right here.

This season, I’m making over my middle daughter’s bedroom into a Rich and Magical Girl’s Bedroom. You can see my mood board & design plans right here.

Gold Spray Painted Ikea Chandelier

This past week, I did a couple of upcycling projects for Little A’s bedroom makeover. The first was this Ikea chandelier update. We’ve had this chandelier for 5 years and it was originally a silver colour. After carefully taking off allll the crystals (ugh!), I spray painted it with Rustoleum’s Pure Gold to make it match Little A’s “rich & magical” room design vision. I always love paint for an impactful DIY on a budget!

DIY Boho Headboard from a Vintage Screen

The second upcycling project I did was this boho headboard from a vintage screen. I found this wooden screen at my local antique store earlier this year and decided it would make the perfect headboard for Little A’s room.

She loved the look of a detailed rattan headboard like this, but with a price of almost $1000 I wanted to come up with a similar look on a budget.

DIY Boho Headboard from a Vintage Screen

I painted this screen white earlier this year and have used it as mobile decor off an on, but I thought it would be a beautiful DIY headboard. For A’s room, I painted it with some leftover Cloverdale Dreaming of the Day paint I had from my potting bench project, put the screen behind the bed, and then screwed the screen to the studs in the wall for safety.

DIY Boho Headboard from a Vintage Screen

I love how this turned out! To make the headboard a little more magical looking, I hung a plush unicorn head (from Target online) in the center of the headboard and strung some star shaped twinkle lights from Ikea through it.

Next week’s the big reveal, everyone! I can’t wait to put the finishing touches into this room and share it with Little A and with you. I think I’ll have almost the whole thing – if not the whole thing! – ready on time. Stay tuned!

Watch my video to see how I made the boho headboard from a vintage screen and spray painted the Ikea chandelier gold:

One Room Challenge Guest Participant

This makeover is part of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge – a 6 week long challenge where I’m making over one room in my home along with dozens of other designers and guest participants.


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