WE MADE AN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD!!!

November 11th, 2011 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
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Christina and I with the finished headboard!  It was midnight and, after working at it since we left work at 5:00, we were looking a little rough.  ;-)
Christina and her new headboard!  It turned out really beautiful and she loves it!
Christina and I with the finished headboard!  It was midnight and, after working at it since we left work at 5:00, we were looking a little rough.  ;-)

Christina and I with the finished headboard!  It was midnight and, after working at it since we left work at 5:00, we were looking a little rough.  ;-)


One of my BFF's, Christina, and her fiance', Adam, are building a new house and she really wanted an upholstered headboard but didn't want to spend $1000+ to get one so, in true DIY Junkin' fashion, I said, "Girl, we could make one!"  Neither of us had ever made one before but our thinking was that it had to be just like covering a chair seat or ottoman, just bigger (California king size).

We traced half of the pattern on a roll of old (ugly) Christmas wrapping paper (the things I keep just for occasions such as this) using the cardboard base of a water bottle package and the Summary Court Seal (we work for a court but don't tell our bosses!) for the pattern.  We covered the edges of the "stencil" with old shelf liner contact paper to make it a little sturdier and then we went shopping!  She found the prettiest upholstery fabric for 60% off at Joann's, only $12/yd.  We traced the pattern onto a piece of plywood, flipped the stencil over and traced the other half so the two sides would be symmetrical.  My hubby cut it out and we covered it with a few layers of batting (since it's so much cheaper than foam), muslin (40% off), and the beatiful fabric.  About a gazillion staples later and viola', Christina has a gorgeous new upholstered one-of-a-kind headboard.

The total cost for this headboard was only $88!  Now, I think we're gonna have to make another for me!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, artwork, furniture, house wear

Comments (5)

gamecockchic writes: Thanks everyone for your positive comments! Christina and I really appreciate it. I always tell my hubby about the commentary left on JMS but Jim, when you commented, I told him, "You don't understand. He's an ARCHITECT and he complimented our design!!! That's a big deal!" Thanks again to you all. Posted: 3:30 pm on December 16th
JunkArchitect writes: You two should be very proud of yourselves. It's a great design and all for $88.00!!!

Jim
Posted: 5:37 pm on November 13th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Nice job! Doesn't it give you soo much satisfaction! Posted: 5:11 pm on November 13th
suewhitney writes: Well done, Ladies!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:04 pm on November 12th
MakinItHappen writes: It looks FABULOUS!!! Love it! Posted: 10:18 am on November 12th
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