here's what it looked like when we bought it. since then, jay has built a platform frame for our new mattress. so that has been painted a few times as well to match the trim of the headboard. when he's finished with the counters, i'm hoping his next project will be side tables. i'd like for the whole thing to look like one big piece.
i actually painted the tufted fabric part using these suggestions for a gorgeous painted sofa. i used a metallic paint, but because of the velvet fabric, it didn't show up very well. there's a little bit of sparkle though since i added a bit of glitter paint to the mix! it's very subtle... just a hint.
i wanted the whole affect of the room to have a bohemian feel, but not over the top. the headboard isn't quite as bohemian as i was hoping, but i think it definitely has a gypsy feel with a modern twist. and i'm ok with that!