Yay - I'm back - and with a new headboard!!

So - I am finally back! I took a week off to get caught up on projects and photo shoots and let me tell ya - I missed my little blog like crazy...

I was finally able to finish my headboard and we absolutely love it!

Here is a sneak peek of the finished job:


This was another really easy project (I got a little help from my Granddad) that only took an hour or so to complete.

After measuring the space where the headboard would go I had my Granddad cut a piece of MDF. I needed something besides batting to pad it so I found an old egg crate mattress pad thingy and cut it to fit the MDF. Then I just spray glued it into place! After that I attached batting by stretching it around and stapling it to the back of the MDF.


Then I wrapped the white fabric around the whole thing and stapled it in place - and voila! It turned out to be sturdy enough that I didn't have to mount it to the wall - so that was a plus!


Here is a list of the supplies I used:

MDF - cut by my Granddad but if you usually can get it cut at the place you buy it
Spray Glue
Staple Gun
padding/batting
fabric

I already had everything except the fabric which I got in the clearance section at Hancock Fabric's for $2.00!





18 comments:

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow!!! it turned out amazing!! and all of your colors pull together SO well. those table lamps are stunning.

Lisa B. said...

Love it! I'm wanting to redo my headboard. Trying to come up with ideas.

Kaysi said...

Wow that is awesome! I really want to make a headboard now! :)

Room to Inspire said...

It turned out great! I have always wanted to make a headboard - and we have one, but still want to make one...I know weird right? Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Looks great! Very clean and pretty!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the freshness and crispness of the white and really love your comforter/pillows with it! Thanks so much for linking up to my Under $100 linky party.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Good project and I love that you used up some old material for the stuffing.
Nice to have such a handy dad!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Perfect match with your bedding {looks like a fancy upscale hotel} Would love to have you stop by The Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! You did a fabulous job on this!

Suzanne said...

It looks beautiful! The white is so pretty and I love the bedding.

Fawnda said...

GREAT job! I love it! :)

Fawnda said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured your here:

http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites.html

Stephanie Lynn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! You've done a fabulous job on the headboard. Hope you have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Ruth H. said...

That looks so good! I've always wanted to try making my own headboard. You make it look so easy!

Crafty Niche said...

Ooh, I love this. It makes me want to get rid of my bed frame and do this! Hmm...maybe a future project... :)

My Cottage Charm said...

Too cute! Lovin' the headboard! Thanks for linking up to my Treasures and Trinkets Thursday...you're welcome back anytime. :) HOpe you have a great week.
Blessings
Melissa

kirstin & jordan said...

It looks great! I need to make a headboard for my son's 'big boy' room this summer- thanks for the idea!
Thanks for linking up to Friday Fun Finds this week... :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Great job on the headboard. Doesn't a bed feel more comfortable when you made something for ir all by yourself? :) I felt that way about my half canopy.

Sew Fun! said...

this post was shared on "Sew It To Me'...it brought me to your blog...your blog has so much that i am loving! all the cupcake recipes..i ♥ cupcakes, the home decor DIY projects, and all the beautiful eye-candy pix!

your headboard is great too!we've been thinking about covering our existing headboard with some type of padding, your tutorial couldn't be clearer..makes me see just how simple the project will be! thanks!
xo

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