WE MADE AN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD!!!November 11th, 2011 in member junk
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
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