5.26.2011

SUPER easy headboard!

So a while back we purchased a new mattress...I came up with the hair brain idea to go "King", which of course created a problem. Not only did I need new bedding (and my last was not very old and I certainly was not tired of it), but I also needed a new headboard.

So let's rewind a bit...a while back my bff, Karolyn (be sure to check out her blog...she is paper "royalty") found a designer fabric store that sold kits to make your own headboards...it came with everything except the fabric and I think a King size was about $175.  Not bad...but I am cheap thrifty, so I thought I could do better!

Ions ago, I found this tutorial on making a headboard that I knew would come in handy someday.  I did not bother to take pictures of my process because these instructions were already easy enough.  You can check it out at The House of Wood.  I did do a couple of things differently...besides the button design and how I attached them was, I omitted the foam rubber and just used a a couple of thickness of batting.  I used a little thicker piece of plywood than she showed in her tutorial.  I chose to do only two rows of buttons because I knew they were not going to show on the bottom anyway.  Attaching to the wall with a French Cleat is pure genius...I was even able to do it by myself.  Hubby wasn't home and I wanted that bad boy on the wall!

Over all, I was quite pleased at the outcome!






Whatcha' think?  I chose to go with a solid fabric because I felt I had enough going on with the bedroom as it was.

Approx. price breakdown:

Plywood           $17
Fabric                 15 (Home Dec fabric 50% off)
Batting                15 (I did have some already)
Buttons                12
French Cleat       15

Total Cost         $74

Can't beat that, right?

Next up....Graduation Cookies and my second Cane Chair redo!

Till then, Happy Baking...or Making!

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6 comments:

Just Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! Very impressive and beautiful!

Country Mouse said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I agree...this is so beautiful! Wow!

Debi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are AWESOME!! I found your blog through Moneysavingmom. Your blog contains 2 of my favorite things, cookies and decorating...definitely a WIN-WIN!!
You are such a polished person...neat and organized..it's just what I want to be...when I grow up! HA!

Lady Kay's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh it is SO lovely!! I need to make one!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE it!! It looks so classic and elegant!! Did you get the fabric at that place, or somewhere else? Good job chica - can't wait till WE (yes, I have a turd in my pocket - LOL) can redo my craft room!

gail said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great headboard! I love that color brown.
gail

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