1 Hr DIY Luxe Decor Headboard

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One of the ways I fell most fulfilled in my life is by seeing forward motion. I'm a home school mommy, co-owner of a fitness company, and an aspiring "superwife". Because of this, sometimes my personal dreams, wishes, and feeling of fulfillment get put to the sides so that I could emphasize the things that my family needs. But today my husband, Gabe, has Mia for one full hour. They're downstairs happily playing Legos, so I am going to build a luxury headboard!

This is a DIY project that I've had in my head for over a year. I'm excited to see what I can accomplish in an hour.

I found an awesome piece of particle board in my garage from a desk we built. It's not super sturdy. It's not super long-term, but it's super "right now". It's even the perfect size. It's about a foot bigger than my bed on each side. This will allow me to get a look really nice luxury look! I also found leftover foam that I had laying around from some cushions I made for my backyard.

I also have a gorgeous piece of dupioni silk left over from curtains I made for the living room. This is dupioni silk is so gorgeous and it's going to be so regal looking!
I am using this fabric out of my massive collection because it is the perfect to fit over the particle board that I have.
 
After thinking about logistics for a couple of minutes. I flipped the slides over to create seams, and ironed it down.

Next I marked it in place and created seams with my sewing machine. I ended up running a little bit short on the hour that I though I had. A quick sewing job turned into about fifteen minutes. Later I realized that I could have used thumbtacks to create the illusion of sewn seams. This would have cut my project time down quite a bit.

 Next, it was time for some unexpected "impact" testing. As I diligently sewed my heart out inside, I left my king-sized project in the garage. Do you know what happens when you leave a project in the garage? A husband might park on top of it with a family car. Much to my delight I was able to salvage the poor thing with a heroic iron and a soft damp cloth! This is precisely how I will keep it clean as well.
Next I used 1.5 inch wood screws in diamond patterns to created a tufted look. They went into the particle board easily and stay in place very well. I decided to go for an industrial look and leave the screws exposed.
I lined the seams with a package of silver thumbtacks that I had inherited when my neighbor moved. My 5 year-old helped me place them in the particle board about an inch apart.
Lastly, I flipped my masterpiece over. I completed the edges with a fold over, which is held in place by hot glue.
The before picture was craving a makeover, and I was pleased to accomplish it in the end.
It took a little bit longer than an hour to complete but I was able to accomplish the remaining 30 minutes with the help of my daughter in little ten minute intervals. The best part is that it survived being run over by the family vehicle. So it's been a good day! I'm about ready to curl up with my hunky hubby and enjoy our evening.
1 Hr DIY Luxe Decor Headboard
It's finally done! It took a little bit longer than an hour to complete but I was able to accomplish the remaining 30 minutes with the help of my daughter in little ten minute intervals. The best part is that it survived being run over by the family vehicle. So it's been a good day! I'm about ready to curl up with my hunky hubby and enjoy our evening.
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  • Angela Kobasko-Sells
    on Jan 2, 2019

    Couldn't you hot glue buttons on your screws? I bet you could ; )

    • Diane
      on Jan 30, 2019

      The buttons are a great idea. I think it would look better than the exposed screws.

  • Elizabeth
    on Jan 30, 2019

    I don’t understand where an egg crate comes in. You don’t mention it in your materials.

    • Shannon'nSammy
      on Feb 7, 2019

      I believe the answer you're looking for is that it goes between the particle board and the silk fabric he put the fabric over the foam that's on the particle board so that you have that cushion and you can get the tuft affect. I hope I answered that way 4 explained it right

  • Carolalter21
    on Feb 7, 2019

    Great project - But can the music

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  • Shannon'nSammy
    on Feb 7, 2019

    I have been wanting to try this I have a few beautiful ideas in my head. I just have to wait until we move so that I can do this for a guest room because I have a king size bed that is very beautiful has a very beautiful headboard and footboard that is iron and wood

  • Janerose
    on Feb 23, 2019

    I made something similar with white super soft faux fur...ten yrs ago and this year I’m changing it up, but using same materials so I can recycle...looks great btw, music was a little distracting though

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