I had previously mentioned that my four year old son Nash is big-time into pirates. Its been over a year now since his obsession started and it is still going strong so I thought I’d give his room a bit of a pirate makeover. Neither of the boys have bed frames currently and I had been looking around the internet at some of the cool boat-beds available recently when I came across this old Pottry Barn Kids picture:
How amazing is that?? I love this room and it is my inspiration for Nash’s bedroom. They don’t make this bed anymore and while I found some pretty affordable alternatives I thought to myself, why not make a sail like the one on the wall and use that as his headboard? So here you have it: Nash’s Pirate Sail Headboard!
I had most of the materials already on hand for this project, it was just a matter of getting them together.
The sail is leftover dropcloth from my Laundry Room Makeover-I hemmed the edges with iron on hem tape. I downloaded a cool free pirate font online and printed his name off (reversed) onto iron-on paper to personalize his sail. I bought large eyelets and rope trim from Hobby Lobby for less than $10 with a coupon and used those to attach my “sail” to the mast.
The mast is a 7/8″ dowel I spray-painted with oil rubbed bronze spray paint from my Builder Grade Light Makeover. I trimmed it to the size I wanted then used my electric sander to create a flat area on each piece so I could hot-glue it together. I hung the mast on a nail with fishing line to the wall. The flag is simply a free clip art image from online pasted to black cardstock and taped to the wall, I tried to give it some curve to mimic the look of a flag flying in the wind. All in all the total project cost was less than $10!
I love the way it turned out and more importantly-so does Nash! I have so many more cool projects planned for his room coming up-one of the things I really need to get on is changing out his bedding-that crazy stripe gives me a headache every time I look at it!!