Decided to change the look for the summer.
I love my traditional wooden headboard and wanted to keep it. I also wanted to lighten my bedroom. I decided to make a slip cover for the headboard so that I could go back to my wood look when ever I'd like to. So I got busy using two full sized foam mattress pads, 3 yards of fabric, a button making kit, upholsters needle and a little math...I was able to pull it off (literally, get it? slip cover? pull it off? ha ha) Anyway...it turn out really nicely.
Decided to change the look for the summer.
I held the foam pad behind the headboard and traced the shape of it...and extra set of hands were needed.
Cut out form of the headboard.
Cut strips of foam for a build up around the edges of the form. Mine was three inches, it will depend on the size of your headboard.
Mark a grid on the foam for placement of buttons and puncture each one.
Used a button kit to make buttons for tufting.
Hand sewed a thin fabric on the back as a dustcover.
slipped it on to the headboard.
Add bedding and enjoy.
This herringbone headboard was completed last Summer but I never got around to sharing it with you. Last Summer we were working on a room makeover for our 14 year old. Well, he was 13 at the time. We still haven’t finished the makeover. Actually we kind of quit in the middle. Life happened and we just kind of moved on. His room isn’t a mess or unlivable, we just haven’t completed all of the projects we had planned. We did, however, complete his really cool herringbone headboard. It was a lengthy project but it wasn’t difficult.
Nowadays there are so many different ways to brighten up a room, both literally and figuratively. In my opinion, you can never go wrong with lights in general and for this project, I feel like it made the whole feel of the room so much cozier and welcoming. My good friend Jen let me take over her younger daughter's nursery/room (she's 18 months) to do this easy headboard alternative project and I'm so happy with how it turned out!
We had a four-poster bed for years. I wanted a change. I envisioned a Diamond Tufted Upholstered headboard - from paper plans to realization - check out our step-by-step DIY tutorial. I searched out different styles of upholstered headboards. I loved the look of diamond-tufted upholstered headboards and then chose a style with wings - like a wingback chair. The vision was put down on graph paper....then we began.
I don't like to use harmful chemicals in my home. Vinegar can be a great biodegradable and green alternative. The acidity in the vinegar is what is doing the work while you are cleaning and cuts through grease, soap scum, mineral deposits, etc. You can see more of my crazy creations here
Most thermostats are hidden in a hall way or other inconspicuous place. Mine just happens to be placed on a bare wall that sticks out like a sore thumb. Its placement kept me from hanging art on the wall without making it off centered. I seen these metal racks at Ross for under $20 and it sparked an idea to finally hide my thermostat.***NOTE: By using the wire shelves, venting is not disturbed. The knick knacks are placed adjacent to the full plastic thermostat cover being sure not to obstruct any airflow patterns. This was well thought out to ensure there would be no disturbance to the performance of the equipment. ***
The Holiday decorating season is approaching rapidly and here at Gilbert Marketplace, we are so excited! Today I'll be using some scrap wood I have around to make these beautiful snowmen. Think: recycled wood, and farmhouse style holiday decor. It's my favorite and I'm sharing lots of projects this month- if you're feeling crafty and want to make some gifts follow me!
I fell in love with this tufted style headboard, I saw in stores until I saw that the price was $400 dollars! Thanks but no thanks, I can make it myself. I want the headboard to be lightweight so I would feel safe with mounting the headboard to my wall. This whole headboard costed me $26 dollars! You can’t beat that AND its customized by you!
I fell in love with a gorgeous Tall Headboard from Pottery Barn priced at $899. I loved the headboard...didn't love the price! A DIY was definitely in order...Using simple supplies and a little bit of work, I created a beautiful PB knockoff Headboard for under $150. The complete tutorial can be found at houseontheway.com.
I wanted vintage barn doors for our new headboard, but I didn't want to pay a fortune for them. After seeing a set of doors that I absolutely loved sell for thousands, I opted to replicate them as best I couldThe results turned out better than expected. With a few pine boards, stain and paint I was able to create these barn doors. The total cost of lumber was just under $50.00.
Nothing is worst than being super frugal, yet having such expensive taste.
I have wanted a gorgeous diamond tufted headboard for years without any hope of every owning one...that is until I made one myself!
With a slew of clever budget saving tricks, I spent UNDER $50 to make this gorgeous knock off.
At a conference this summer, we were introduced to a new product from the Aspect Tile Company--a peel and stick pallet tile! We were already familiar with their peel and stick stone tile as we had used it to tile Steph's kitchen backsplash. That was a really successful project so we knew working with the new wood tile would produce good results as well. Each workshop attendee got 30 sq ft of the tile of their choice- and we had to go with the wood! We tossed around several ideas as to what to do with the wood tile but ultimately decided to make a headboard for Steph's bed. The tile can be stuck to the wall, but we wanted to be able to remove the headboard when she decides to move, so we built a frame on which to attach the tile.
Today, I am so excited to finally share a project that lil dude and I have been working on.
We have actually been slowly but surely giving his bedroom a makeover. We've repainted the walls, built an entertainment/gaming station, built a Lego table and several other decor items for the walls. But the biggest and most time consuming project thus far has been the headboard.
After unsuccessfully searching the world for a velvet headboard in the PERFECT shade of peacock, my husband and I decided to try making our own. What followed was an insane amount of blood, sweat, tears and tufting, but the final result was worth all the nervous breakdowns.
My daughter was in need of a new headboard for a queen size bed,I searched what was available from stores in my town.The result was:Don't like that...Nice but won't suit the décor style...or perfect but too expensive!Next was an online search...and there was soooooooo many to choose from.But most were way out of my price range, or the freight charges to my tiny township were exorbitant!SO that left the DIY upcycle option...And that is exactly what happened.
Even though I'm truly an amateur DIYer in practice, my brain is always teeming with fun DIY ways to dress up my small city apartment. Skip to last week when I was a week overdue and heavy into nesting, and you can imagine that my DIY inclinations were in full overdrive!