A lot of people have asked if we’ll be reusing the same ‘love’ headboard in our new bedroom. The answer is no. Let me explain.
Our bed lives under the window and I don’t want a headboard that covers the window. Placing a headboard in front of the window would require us to pull our bed out into the room a few more inches and I’d like to preserve as much space as possible for traffic flow.
So what shall become of our headboard? I’m donating it to an auction that will help fund expensive chemotherapy for a fellow alumna of my high school graduating class. Stephanie was diagnosed in December 2005 with osteosarcoma, a highly rare bone cancer. Over the last seven years, she has had to travel to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas for treatment. Recently, Stephanie was told by her doctors that she may be facing her toughest battle yet as her tumors continue to grow despite aggressive treatment. And the treatment isn’t covered by her insurance which leaves her with a monthly prescription bill of $6,200! Ouch! If you’re local, please consider attending the benefit tomorrow evening. More info here. If you aren’t local but still want to help out, you can make a donation at any Fifth Third bank under the name Stephanie Markham Minge.
I couldn’t think of a better purpose for our beLOVEd headboard.
FYI – Check out The Best of DIY Curators event over on Joss and Main. I’m so honored to be included in the roundup!
images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking