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bookshelf headboard // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

When we moved back to Perth we were very harsh about what we brought. We tried to keep everything to a bare minimum to make the move easier and lessen the burden of international moving costs – which of course meant we ended up with a bit of shopping list when we got here!

But i’m not going to complain – i really enjoyed it! It was really fun to go out and purchase things for our home with older eyes. I know that sounds silly, but my tastes have changed since we were first married and first started accumulating house things, and it was really nice to have an excuse to start fresh.

I completely fell in love with this bed – but it didn’t have a headboard – which is a total bummer. I knew i wanted something a little unusual, so i left it blank for a while. Until i started trying to fit a bookshelf into our very small bedroom. We own a lot of books and special little things that i wanted in our room – and i just couldn’t fit a bookshelf in anywhere (which of course i discovered after i had shoved the bookshelf into our room). Then it hit me – put the bookshelf behind the bed! Make it the headboard. YES!

Honestly, i could not be more thrilled with this “headboard” and it didn’t cost me anything (extra bonus!).

I just love it! All the junk we usually try and cram on tiny bedside tables is easily accommodated – plus i can keep a much larger reading selection at the ready than usual (normally we both have piles of books spilling onto the floor next to the bed). I’ve got my magazines, my sewing resources, my special knick nacks – whatever random junk i decide i need!

Awesome right? I kind of love it when crazy ideas turned out well!

bookshelf headboard // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Bec
Bec
9 years ago

Very cool ;)

Tessa
9 years ago

Great idea! I also love your little Elna Lotus you have up there. :)

suzy
9 years ago

I was going to say I love the Elna Lotus too! I learned to sew on my mum’s, so have a soft spot for them. And the headboard / shelf looks great.

Roz
Roz
9 years ago

Oh I love it! Such a good idea! Love the Vogue Sewing Book too xx

ilsebyl
ilsebyl
9 years ago

Oh how cool. Yes, the Elna is such an eye candy! I still sew with an Elna, model Zig Zag. Such beautiful machines.

ev aksesuarlar?
9 years ago

Thank you for sharing and expression

Amy
Amy
9 years ago

Oh wow – I would have never of thought of doing this! You to a bookshelf beautifully x

Caroline
9 years ago

I so love this bookcase headboard. Love it love it..thx for this idea