How does one accidentally own a purple headboard, you ask?
Here's the story. You probably don't remember the headboard I made a couple years ago, with the help of my dad's power tools. I've used it in two of the three places I've lived in as an adult, and it's gone through some changes. I recovered it in yellow print, and then at our current apartment the color scheme was totally different and it went with blue and white.
Anyway, now the walls are pale grey (thanks to my sweet husband for doing the painting!), and I'm going with a grey, white, and pink? turquoise? yellow? not sure, some accent color scheme. So I was imagining a white headboard would look good in our room, or maybe the perfect grey. Ideally I would add buttons or at least tufting, get this sort of look:
So I've been sort of looking for headboard fabric for a while now, but the other day I got fed up--went to the fabric store and really, really wanted to buy something. I couldn't find any whites or greys that were even remotely close or good enough. I saw some dark browns, though, that were nice. I figured, well I have this dresser:
...in our room, and it looks pretty good with the pale grey walls and white bedding. It's a very, very dark brown, not quite black. I think. So I looked around at the dark browns, and chose one in a suedecloth. I don't think I've ever bought or used suedecloth before--I kind of hate it for apparel, but it seemed good for a headboard.
So I buy the dark brown (called "Caviar") and bring it home. I get it home and drape it in our bedroom... and it looks sort of purple.
Sort of purple. I guess the fluorescent lighting in JoAnn was misleading??
In the light of our bedroom it looks like dark, brown-ish purple. Oops.
But, it's better than the tan it was before, and better than most of the other stuff I saw at the store. So I staple it on. Tweeted a pic.
Ohhh, staple gun projects are so fast and fun!
Here she is, our purple headboard. It was an accident, but it works for now.
*Ohhh, boy. Every time I do anything to our house I am reminded how much we can't wait to buy a place of our own!! We're hoping there are more places listed in the area we're looking for after the holidays.