Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Headboard

I had been planning on making a headboard for our master bedroom for about a year and finally got around to doing it. Thanks to my mother-in-laws step by step how to, it was actually pretty easy.
I started with a huge piece of plywood.
Drew half of the shape I wanted on a huge piece of paper.
Folded paper in half.
Cut my desired shape out of paper.
Traced the shape onto my plywood.
My husband sawed the shape for me.
I tightly stapled two layers of batting (found at Hobby Lobby) to the plywood.
I super tightly stapled my fabric (found at fabric.com-7 oz duck) to the plywood.
Hammered my nailhead trim kit (found at Beacon Fabric) around the headboard twice.
My husband and I love it so much! We are planning on hanging a sweet rhino head like this one over the headboard.

I also made the grey/white pillows with fabric from fabric.com.

You can see the dresser I refinished and the sunburst mirror I made hangs above it. My sister-in-law made me that awesome grey/white striped blanket at the bottom of the bed. It is even prettier in person.

Here is some art I made near the bottom of the bed, hanging next to another window. The typography canvas idea was totally stolen from someone else. I made it before pinterest so for the life of me, I cannot remember who I got that idea from. Anyone know so I can credit them?
Is anyone else working on their master bedroom? What projects are you working on?

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  1. We're making an upholstered headboard too! Yours turned out fabulous! I love gray and yellow together. Everything is so cute : ) What great style you have!

  2. why do you have all the house things i want!! an animal head bust thing?! super pimp. anthro might be having a sale on some...can't remember, but i think i saw that a couple weeks ago.

  3. do you remeber how much the project cost all together?

    1. Hi Anna,
      Thanks for checking out my blog. The headboard cost me about $60, fabric, nailhead, and batting included. If you find a local discount fabric store, your cost will be dramatically smaller. I did my son's headboard (http://justformeandyou2.blogspot.com/2012/09/basic-diy-headboard.html) for $16 buying my fabric locally. Let me know if you have any more questions. Good luck! And I hope you will follow! :)


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