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In my quest to redo my daughter, Sereena’s bedroom and stay within my itty bitty budget, I decided to try my hands at a DIY fabric headboard for her full size bed. Originally, I was going to try to follow this tutorial or this one from one of my fave blogs, Centsational Girl, but then I thought to myself, …”these headboards are gorgeous, but you are just not going to ever get around to jigsawing some plywood”. So I decided to put on my thinking cap and come up with an alternative solution to my headboard dilemma. During my thinking session, the clouds parted and the sun popped out along with a light bulb of an idea! “use foam boards ditsy!!” came to mind! (It was staring at me in the face all this time! Duhh)

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  • 1. August 23rd, 2013 Published by: redoyourroomonline Created using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 1 Easy Peasy DIY Fabric Headboard This eBook was created using the Zinepal Online eBook Creator. Use Zinepal to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats. Upgrade to a Zinepal Pro Account to unlock more features and hide this message. In my quest to redo my daughter, Sereenas bedroom and stay within my itty bitty budget, I decided to try my hands at a DIY fabric headboard for her full size bed. Originally, I was going to try to follow this tutorial or this one from one of my fave blogs, Centsational Girl, but then I thought to myself, these headboards are gorgeous, but you are just not going to ever get around to jigsawing some plywood. So I decided to put on my thinking cap and come up with an alternative solution to my headboard dilemma. During my thinking session, the clouds parted and the sun popped out along with a light bulb of an idea! use foam boards ditsy!! came to mind! (It was staring at me in the face all this time! Duhh) Easy Peasy DIY Fabric Headboard Source: http://www.redoyourroomonline.com/diy-fabric-headboard-how-to/ In my quest to redo my daughter, Sereenas bedroom and stay within my itty bitty budget, I decided to try my hands at a DIY fabric headboard for her full size bed. Originally, I was going to try to follow this tutorial or this one from one of my fave blogs, Centsational Girl, but then I thought to myself, these headboards are gorgeous, but you are just not going to ever get around to jigsawing some plywood. So I decided to put on my thinking cap and come up with an alternative solution to my headboard dilemma. During my thinking session, the clouds parted and the sun popped out along with a light bulb of an idea! use foam boards ditsy!! came to mind! (It was staring at me in the face all this time! Duhh) I must admit that initially I struggled with trying to figure out how the foam boards would stand up to wear and tear, but then I decided to just try it out since Sereena is 17 yrs old and can now take care of her stuff. They also only cost $1.50 per board and I bought 6 for my project, but only ended up using 4. I figured, if my idea doesnt work, then Im only out $9 buckaroosso ahead I went with my DIY plan. I dont have a pic of the fiberfill that I used or I should more accurately say planned on using (that was until I checked my stash and discovered that Robert, my hubby used it all up without telling me). Lets just say that there was A LOT of bleeping going on when I made my discovery. What is a girl to do? Improvise! And so I cut open some extra throw pillows that I bought at Ikea months ago to make some more envelope pillow covers. When measuring the width of her full size bed, I added 2 inches to each side of her bed for a total of 58, then measured the height that I felt would look bestI went with 42. Then I configured my foam boards to best fit my measurements. For a nice feminine and romantic look, I cut out some curves, but first, I hand sketched a design with a pencil (perfect for erasing any mistakes..and I had many trruuusssttt meee!). Then I went a cutting with my fabric rotary cutter and cutting mat.walllaah perfect cuts (You can also use scissors, but Lord knows that I cannot cut a straight line let alone a curve so I grabbed for my sewing materials and used my magic cutting tools) Its best to use your newly cut foam board as a template for your second foam board so that they arent any discrepancies.

2. August 23rd, 2013 Published by: redoyourroomonline Created using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 2 Im sure that there might be easier ways of making this headboard, but I was creating as I went alongno pre- planning here. If you have any easier steps or supplies that might be simpler, please share. Next I taped my four foam boards together for easier handling. Then I cut open my Ikea pillows (I used 2 for this project) and spread the stuffing out evenly across my headboard. Next, I used some leftover fabric that I have stashed away and used my hot glue to seal in the pillow stuffing in place (this wil be a lifesaver when adding your headboard fabric-no flying stuffing pieces to worry about). Then I laid my headboard fabric on the floor (pretty side of the fabric touching the floor) and laid my foam headboard on top (fluffy side touching ugly side of fabric). I began to hot glue my fabric onto the foam headboard (while tugging the fabric for a nice crisp and even look). When I got to the top of the headboard, where I cut out my curves, I snipped my fabric a bit closer to the headboard for easier maneuvering and gluing. Dont worry about it looking pretty since no one will see the back of your headboard. (Take a look at how mine came out belowfuggly I know, but wait til you see the finished product.) Once I was all done hot gluing my fabric onto the headboard, I flipped it over and waaallllaaa..the beginnings of my fabric headboard were born, but not yet finished. I still had to add on the nailheads for a more polished look. I decided to also hot glue them onto my headboard for a sturdier feel and crispier appearance instead of just pinching them on. Im really satisfied with the finished look and Sereena loved it too! 3. August 23rd, 2013 Published by: redoyourroomonline Created using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 3 Happy baby, happy mom! (Although she is 17, I still call her my baby and probably always will) To hang your new headboard, simply place your velcro on the back of your headboard and rub the wall area down with some alcohol so that the velcro will hold up nicely and you dont end up sleeping with a foam headboard on your face. For the next step, its best if you get anextra pair of hands to help you (it will eliminate the bleeps that will come if you go at it alone, but if youre feeling like having a breakdown moment then move on without the extra pair of handsdont say I didnt warn you how do I know bc I had a breakdown moment!). Have your friend use the level to make sure that you dont end up with a crooked headboard, while you adhere the headboard to your wall. Now you are done! Go ahead and get your dance on or have a nice cocktail! Total Cost: $20