I was looking for a headboard with storage possibilities to maximise and utilise the space we have in our bedroom. Scouring the local interior stores here in Bergen, I finally found it in IKEA. It was the Brimnes headboard and we bought it without further ruminations. Once we got home, assembled it and placed it in our bedroom, I realised it was jarringly plain even to a minimalist such as yours truly. I had to do something about it and my husband decided to leave me to my own devices. He trusts my design instincts to say the least.
So, I started by doing some research and found this lovely hack from Currystrumpet. It was beautifully done and I was totally inspired. Still, I wanted to do it differently and the idea of hanging a wallpaper was intimidating since I haven’t done it before. Call it coincidence, but one day while we were clearing our storage room, I managed to find those slatted bed base from our old bed and a lightbulb just flickered in my head.
The wooden slats were just on the right size especially the length. With just a few screws, a drill, a pair of scissors and pliers, I transformed this plain and cold Brimnes headboard into something warm and organic.