I am determined, with an iron will, that tomorrow I will complete
my grandson’s bedroom. I have practiced the art of procrastination
quite long enough with this project.
Today, I made one of the two padded headboards, and I wanted to
share how easy it was. I can’t wait to see this room finally come
together and share the whole room with you.
Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane for just a bit…
Remember my post How to Get the Pottery Barn Look on a Budget?
This is where I showed where I got my inspiration from, and also how
I made it work with my budget.
Well actually, the budget took a dive. As in a major nose dive.
My Son and DIL’s home had a horrible water-pipe leak and all the
flooring had to be replaced. Cha-ching!!! So, yes – there was some
procrastination but there was also, a very good reason.
But, now we’re back at it and by this time tomorrow… we will be done!
So, here’s how I made the headboard above. I used a tan-colored
duck cloth I bought as a remnant.
Measure and cut a piece of luan paneling to the size needed to
make your headboard. Attach it to the wall. I used my handy-
dandy pneumatic air gun. (Looooovvvve!)
Staple batting over the paneling. I added 3 1/2″ wide moulding on
the side, so make off that measurement all around. Staple just inside
Cut your fabric to meet your headboard dimensions, and starting at
the top, staple the fabric right over the batting. Staple the sides, and
pull the fabric taut as you go to remove any wrinkles and/or lumps,
etc. Trim the excess batting and fabric.
I used square rosettes at each corner, and again used my air gun to
attach. Once the corner rosettes were in place, I measured and cut
3 1/2″ wide boards to fit along each side. (I did not use a rosette
at the bottom of the headboard.)
Caulk all nail holes in the rosettes and the trim.
Now I do have a disclaimer…
This was the first “padded headboard” I had ever created this way,
so it was a bit of a learning curve for me. No, I did not resort to
using wirty dords like other projects…
- but I will have to remove a side board tomorrow to fix an “oops.”
I did not get the fabric pulled tight enough in the bottom right-hand
corner…but a few more staples and I will be able to fix this licketty-split.
Isn’t it super cute? I love the star rosettes. They go with the nautical
look and feel, and tomorrow I will be adding some craft paint to bring
out this detail a little more. I have a window treatment and a few more
accessories to add, and we will be completely finished.
Yoo to the Hoo! Done.
Thanks for letting me share my newest project with you – oops and all.
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