Rated 5 out of 5 by happyinAlabama Love these beds!
I bought a pair of headboards to use in a guest room where twin beds would work best. These are even prettier than in the catalogue - they arrived quickly and in excellent shape.
July 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MISSJOYFUL UNIQUE, ATTRACTIVE BUT DAMAGED
MY HEADBOARD ARRIVED DAMAGED. IT WAS VERY WARPED AND THE RIGHT SIDE PROTRUDED 2-3 INCHES FURTHER FROM THE WALL THAN THE LEFT. MY HANDY HUSBAND HAD TO SOMEWHAT REBUILD IT TO MAKE IT WORK. OTHERWISE, IT IS CUTE AND UNIQUE AND GOES WELL WITH MY DECORATING. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO SETTLE FOR SOME PROBLEMS, THEN BUY IT.
June 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Interiordesignfun Claudette white washed headboard
I love this headboard - its whimsical and makes a statement with the height (queen size).
There is a problem with attaching to your bed frame but you just need to drill different holes - no problem!!!
June 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happy6 Overall, very happy with it. Great if you want a distressed/rustic look.
The headboard is very pretty, just expected it to be taller from the picture in the catalog.
June 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sheiladawn BEAUTIFUL HEADBOARD!
Beautiful! I fell in love with it when I saw it in the catalog and love it even more in my guestroom! This will be a life-long love affair!
June 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by YearOfTheTiger Love love love this headboard!
It gives new life to the bedroom. Just what I wanted! Delivery was fast and efficient.
June 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Renie Yes, finally!
I have been watching this headboard for years and always wanted it--finally I made the plunge as it was to go in a small guest room. The bed I had in there had a head and footboard--too large for the space. This one is perfect and darling..I did wax it with a paste wax to give it more of a sheen rather than a chalky look which works better for my room. My husband who is not at all handy had no problem attaching it to the frame we had on risers--a double dust ruffle and the whimsey was complete~!
May 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AHappyMom This product is of great quality.
This headboard was ordered for my teenage daughters new bedroom. It is of great quality and was exactly what the description described. We are very pleased with this product. She is pleased with the comments she receives on it. The delivery company was very curtious and reliable. We have since ordered many other products. We refer you to many friends. I appreciate the quality of the products. Quality is hard to find in most retail stores today. Thank you!
May 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GardenGuru Stately with personality
This headboard is just what I was looking for. I almost went with a more sedate, classic design which would have been safe and easy. But I loved the curves and detail of the Claudette. It makes a statement without overwhelming the room. I'm glad to have been prepared for difficulty attaching the frame to the headboard. It did take some extra time but wasn't really a big deal. I was also impressed with the packaging and shipping. It was delivered within 2 weeks after ordering and was very well packaged. I recommend this product if you are looking for something truely unique.
April 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by miamimoore Quality Product
The bed is even more beautiful in person than in the photos. The texture and color of the wood is gorgeous! Couldn't be more pleased with the headboard!
April 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeorgiaMiMi Charming!
The Claudette headboard was just the perfect addition to a guest room at our lake cottage. I really did not have "inspiration" for this room, but now I do! It is whimsical, well made and really surpassed my expectations. No problems attaching it to the bed frame.
March 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Drexel Some kinks
While I do love the design shape of this headboard I was disappointed to see that when I ordered 2 beds as "twin beds" in a guestroom, they did not design the bird to be installed on left and right options. It looks ridiculous to have both birds facing the same way so I just took it off the 2nd headboard as the room is better with only one bird.
Also, the drill holes for the frame mount are missing on one headboard. The one that has drill holes does not fit my standard frame that came with my mattress. (perhaps the store sells a different height that works better but good chance you will have to drill your own holes.
March 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewBallardBuyer This headboard is uniquely beautiful!
We love this unique headboard! The bird just makes it!
The only thing we couldn't understand is why the screws
were not sent with the product. Also, their holes did not line-up with our bedframe so we had to drill our own holes and get our own screws to attach it. The packaging was very flimsy as well, but it did make it here in fine shape! It was well worth it, however, the price was great, and it is beautiful in the room. We would definitely buy it again!
March 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Silverfox22325 Created an unexpected vibe
I ordered two twin headboards to replace a double bed in the guest room - loved the look and the price but the surprise was the depth of change it brought to the room. They look like they;ve been there for years when I added some older pieces and followed up on the bird theme. I am delighted with the result
March 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by cmcsacto no hardware
Found out it's a B D policy to NOT include hardware on items that require mounting on something in your home. So it's leaning against the wall until I can hire someone to attach it. Would not have purchased this piece had I known.
March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by YogaMama Whimsical!
Love this headboard. Very whimsical and well built. I walk in the bedroom and smile each time I see it.
March 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dollymama Perfect Beginning
When I saw this headboard in the catalog, I knew it would be the perfect beginning to redecorating our master bedroom. I wanted a more "collected" look rather than "matchy-matchy." We selected the wood-stained headboard and I have since added weathered white and brick red accents with the palest grey-green walls and off-white woodwork. We love the look and by the way, the bird finial is in keeping with the cottage and natural elements in our home. Delivery was prompt and assembly was not an issue since we were prepared having read previous reviews. Thank you Ballard for helping us think "out of the box."
February 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeniseSEMI Beautiful Quality but no hardware.
The quality of the headboard is superb. The only obstacle was that it came with no attachment hardware whatsoever, apparently by design. Finding bolts that fit both the pre-drilled holes and a standard frame impossible, so I was reduced to hand drilling my own. Fix this part, and it's a five-star product.
February 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by valarie It is so beautiful.
This headboard is everything I had hoped for. It is gorgeous. As other reviewers stated, however, it was difficult to install. My husband suggested having the manufacturer not drill any holes at all, as he had to plug the pre-drilled holes & drill new ones to attach it to our bed frame. Lucky for me he is quite handy with a drill.
February 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AFalk Simply awesome
This bed was even more than I had expected. I purchased the wood headboard, and think it is beautiful. I was not sure what to expect with the low price, but was overly impressed. My daughter just loves her "princess" bed. Thank you Ballard Designs.
February 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Awesome Headboard
Headboard really makes a statement. I ordered the King size and it came within 10 days. The delivery company was very efficient and timely. They called to set up a delivery day & time and the driver called me 30 minutes before he got to my house. He loaded the headboard in my gargage. The box is really really big and took me over an hour to unpack with all the staples. The headboard was securely packed and arrived without damage. It is very heavy and well made. You will need 2 people to get it in your room. I agree with all the other reviewers - no mounting hardware and the holes are not in the correct place to line up with the pre-drilled holes in the headboard. Overall, I am very pleased and the headboard really makes my bedroom complete. It reminds me of a French country home. I have purchased many items from Ballard and never been disappointed. They are a top quality firm. I was worried about purchasing something a large as this headboard and what to do if I did not like it - how to return it, etc. But after reading the reviews, I decided to take a chance and am very glad I took the leap of faith. Now off to the hardware store for mounting material.
February 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Contempocountryfrench Great style and unique!
I loved the headboard for its great style and uniqueness with the bird perched on the side. It adds a great flair to the room. It is very versatile and can go with country, country french, cottage and a few others.
The only issue I had was that we needed to go out and buy the hardware. None was included in the purchase!
What's up with that?!
February 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by elilbitz Good value, fun design
Priced well. If this was priced higher, I'd be angry that the bolt holes don't line up to a standard bed frame.
It's a fun and whimsical look. The bird is removable and can be turned to face different directions. It has a peg that goes in to the main headboard at a SLANT, not straight down. Looks great in the white wash on our dark painted walls.
Not looking forward to drilling bolt holes in it, but for now, the board is resting fine as it's used in a guest room.
Doubt you could find such a cute headboard for less money
February 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ddpll Big and beautiful
This headboard is as expected. Rustic, in whitewash, with hints of pale tan in the whitewash and teeny bits of the wood grain peeking through. Like a piece of sun-bleached driftwood.
It's every bit of 5'7" tall, so it is substantial, and so is the bird. It was well packed, and the bird was well packed in his own box.
If you live in a place that has elevators, please know the measurement of the size you want to buy versus the size of your elevator. I have a queen, and the box was about 6' square and about 6" thick. It fit in my elevator on an angle. A king would not have fit!
It does not come with hardware, but your bed frame will have it. It came with 3 pre-drilled holes per leg, to allow for the height of your bed frame attachment.
There is a slight odor, probably from the white wash, not unpleasant, but I expect that to dissipate in time, now that it is out of the box.
I also see no reason why it couldn't be painted a different color if you want.
I'm very pleased with this purchase.
February 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by KBinBoston Cool bed
I ordered the wood color bed and for the price I'm very impressed. The packaging was crazy good. Maybe too good. Even though there are holes predrilled be prepared to drill 4 more for the bolts, nuts and washers that you'll have to buy yourself to attach it to your frame. I think a previous reviewer suggested 5.5 inch bolts which worked well. I think the 5 inch might be enough though. The wood is very hard so be patient with the drilling. There are cross supports on the back of the headboard so you have to place it up against a wall.
I would have given it a 5 star review but the stain job is a little messy. I have several spots
- some larger than a half dollar where the stain sat and left darker blotches. They're of course in the most noticeable part right in the middle of the headboard. The bed is for a spare room so
it's not that big a deal and certainly not worth trying to get a replacement. After all it did take a few hours just to unpack and would have been impossible to repack and send back.
Overall it was well worth the money I paid. I think I did get it for 15 to 20 percent off the sale price. I am very happy with it.
February 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by SouthernLadyMS Very pretty but not enough whitewash
I ordered the whitewash headboard in a twin. It is gorgeous; however, it has A LOT less whitewash than shown in the picture. The headboard I received is light wood color with a light whitewash finish. Very pretty but does not coordinate well with the furniture we previously purchased. I would return it, but I really don't feel like going through the hassle.
February 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by shopgirl17 Disappointed
The picture and previous customers descriptions of this headboard indicate that the quality was great. However, when my headboard arrived, the segments along the side rails and part of the main panel were filled in with putty that was already cracking. Because the shipping took so long and it would have been a hassle to ship it back, and it was my daughter's Christmas gift (now it is February) we didn't go to the trouble to return it. Especially since we were dubious as to what the next one would look like. Also, the doweling for the bird was broken upon arrival and it had a big splat of stain on its back that looked like bird poo. I am going to try to get the company to replace that piece. The other customers' comments about the screw holes not lining up was accurate as well. This was my first time ordering from Ballard Designs.
February 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by GESJ Beautiful King-sized headboard. Delivered on time.
I am enjoying this beautiful King-sized headboard. It is well built and comfortable. I was dismayed to find no mounting hardware was included in the package and the holes drilled in the headboard did not line up with my standard King sized bed frame. However, the headboard is so sturdy and so ample that I was able to overcome this issue with a drill and some carriage bolts from the garage. This headboard is truly a masterpiece of hardwood such as one rarely finds anymore. I know I will enjoy it for years to come. Thank you, Ballard for this magnificent design.
February 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HCIToronto Lives up to my high expectations.
Absolutely gorgeous headboard. I expected alot from reading the other reviews and I wasn't disappointed.
January 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by EZshopping The design is outstanding...
I purchased the king size headboard in the natural wood color. It was delivered in less than 4 weeks and it was carefully wrapped and packed! This well made headboard is exactly as pictured and the color is true to the picture. It is very slightly distressed and has a hand made appearance. I am extremely happy with it! It will be perfect in my bedroom at the beach but this headboard could fly any where!
January 14, 2012