Yesterday I went to a garage sale at a local church and found...I don't know, a bamboo? rattan? seagrass? something-or-other, shade. It was $1.00.
The first thing that popped into my head was the Seagrass Headboard on the Pottery Barn website (below):
The ceiling in my room is vaulted and there's a LOT of space to fill so I dreamt about a taller version of the seagrass headboard and started about with the magic. I gathered my materials....
6 - 2x2's
2 pieces of plywood
We started by building the frame,
Then nailed the plywood to the frame and stained the legs,
After the stain was dry we stood up the structure and began upholstering. I made sure to flip the edges under so that it wouldn't unravel.
The material was pliable enough that it allowed me to bend it around the corners and create a fold at the top side edge.
Not too shabby for $15.00!