Our headboard has been through a lot with us.
In June 2011, I found her.
In July 2011, she got painted turquoise (and I made a plan to cut off her legs).
In November, she got painted white.
It has been quite the transformation.
Problem is - NOTHING has happened since July. We have a really short bed (no box spring and a low bedframe). The headboard was meant to be on a taller bed - PLUS it wasn't attached to anything.
It felt fairly secure, but it created a 5 inch gap between the wall and our mattress which led to the MOST annoying pillow sinking problem. Plus, it was hard to make look good.
So, Bubbs got out his saw.
And chopped her legs off.
While he did that, I painted some spots that needed love on the wall.
They were from places we patched or scraped or just did a bad job painting in the first place.
When he put the saw away, he watched the monkey while I ran to the hardware store to get some supplies to hang it on the wall. Bubbs was convinced he could hang it with supplies he had, but I wanted to do it right.
I bought some flush mount hangers (at 3.29 for two).
Bubbs screwed them on the wall, then onto the bed, and called me in so we could mount it.
(those doodles on the bed fit perfectly into the doodles on the wall.
It didn't work.
See how there's that piece at the base of the headboard. That one. The one that holds the whole thing together?
It was taller than where we put the hangers. So we just scraped the hell out of the wall and weren't able to hang them.
So, Bubbs MacGyver'd it (you will see that this is a theme from the entire weekend).
Taking washers, he stacked them up until they were the right height.
T helped on the other side
Till it was finally done.
In all the banging, carrying up and down stairs, and moving...it got majorly dinged up.
Thank goodness he didn't mount it to the wall permanently. I can just unhitch it and bring it back downstairs for another coat of spray paint.
That's a project for another day.
*I think she looks like a teensy bed now. Sadly, I think we need either a different bed altogether or a box spring to raise the whole thing up a bit. We had the low bed to accommodate the munchkin sleeping with us, but that hasn't happened in months (we sleep in HIS bed now).
Next on the list though is getting new bedside tables because those ones are WAY too short.