Here's some progress pictures.
I decided to use inexpensive Besta shelves from Ikea for the base. These will be covered by a skirt but will provide invaluable storage.
I'll post a tutorial and some tips I've learnt regarding tufting. There's quite a few different methods you can use, and I think I've tried them all. Essentially I'll be tufting what is the eqivalent of 4 king sized headboards. My poor hands!
You may notice that the chandelier is hanging wonky. That's because I keep hitting my bloody head on it when I'm working. It's starting to become a bit of a joke. As you can tell I still have a sense of humor about this project. But it was touch and go when the fifth stupid button popped off. I'll tell you about that and all the other trials and tribulations later in the week. Stay tuned.