As someone who enjoys scouring magazines and pulling out inspirational things, I am totally addicted to Pinterest. It is my virtual collage of inspiration. I regularly pin things that I’m sure some day I’ll actually make. After several months of pinning, I realized that other than the Good Thoughts Jar, I hadn’t worked on any projects. I woke up last weekend and decided that I was going to start working on projects, not just dream about doing them. My first project was inspired by a pin using wooden embroidery hoops and stretched fabric.
I’m currently living in an apartment with the standard beige colored walls. I have no headboard on my bed because the space is quite small. I decided to take inspiration from this pin and make a “Virtual Headboard” out of the fabric and hoops. Being the detailed oriented person that I am, I also needed to embellish them – plain old fabric just wouldn’t do. I took the color inspiration from my comforter and ran with it from there. I painted the hoops a chocolate brown to match my decor and used fabric, felt, metal brads, ric-rac, ribbon, and beads. Voila! The finished results along with detailed views. It makes me happy every time I walk through the bedroom.