Corinne
Corinne
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  • South Jordan, UT

Headboard Redo


This is my headboard...
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As you can see, it had seen better days!! First thing my husband sanded and painted the headboard with interior Glidden paint from Home Depot, using "Coastal Charcoal".
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I started with a piece of insulation board ( I had it on hand so that's why I used it). I cut it to the size of where I wanted to inset it, minus 1/2" to allow for fabric and batting.
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I then covered the insulation board with a twin mattress topper. It's the same measurement as the insulation board.
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I then added 2 layers of batting the same size as the board.
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I then added one more layer, but this one I had added an extra 3" on all sides so it could be brought over and secured to the back. ( I used a glue gun to secure it to the board).
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I then laid my fabric down right side down, placed the padded board padded side down. I had to purchase a piece of luan board ( its thin and Home Depot cut it to the size I needed). The luan board was laid next, and with the help of my husband we stapled the fabric to the back. I worked from side to side pulling nice and snug as I went. I then decided to use Velcro to attach my padded board to my wood headboard. I used the heavy duty Velcro, and as an added measure I stapled each piece to make sure it would stay (the padded board and headboard sides).
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Here's my before and after!!!
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So happy with the results!!! I used this fabric because it was something I had on hand. I also made a bedskirt to match!!
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And here's my matching bedskirt!!
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  • Elizabeth
    on Apr 19, 2017

    Beautiful headboard. How did you make the bedskirt?
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Corinne
      on Apr 20, 2017

      I just took all the measurements from the bedskirt I was replacing.

  • Margot
    on Jul 7, 2017

    Are going to get something to match the colors of headboard, instead of the red/pink and grey on the bed?

    • Margot
      on Jul 8, 2017

      Good luck on your move! You did a great job!! I'm sure everything will look beautiful together. Would love to see everything once you get settled. Maybe even more ideas to share!

  • Brittney Cunningham
    on Sep 5, 2018

    I love this piece I love the fabric I am into the hippie fabric I love it so much it's something that I use in a lot of my DIY makeovers and projects that I do as well I was just wondering if you might remember the name of that fabric? again I applaud you on such a beautiful piece very well done thank you so much for sharing!!!

    • Corinne
      on Sep 6, 2018

      I purchased this fabric several years ago from Hancock’s, but don’t remember anything else in regards to the fabric though. I do know Hancock fabrics are now available on line through Michael’s. JoAnn and Hobby Looby also carry that brand, just not sure if they have this exact pattern.

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  • Linda Abate
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Beautiful job on this headboard. Love the flowered material you chose and adding a bed skirt really finishes this off nicely. Great job.

  • Sue
    on Oct 18, 2018

    I think the headboard and skirt are really good looking.

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