Tuesday, August 26, 2008

DIY Headboard

After being inspired by the lovely John and Sherry over at This Young House with their DIY headboard instructions, I decided to take on the task. And let me tell you, it was just as easy as they made it seem.

I pretty much followed their directions to a T. I bought the canvas stretcher frames in 52" x 24"from the StL Art Mart and I bought the batting at Wal-Mart. I got the burlap fabric for a whopping 8 bucks at Jackman Fabrics!

The room that the head board goes in is not finished by any sense of the word. But, I thought I'd at least show you my handiwork tonight. It's getting a major re-do from its earlier shabby chic days. There are lots of things I want for this room, let me refresh your memory here! : )

Step #1 connect stretcher frames-they fit together like puzzle pieces!Step #2-cut the batting to size , leaving extra room to stretch over the frame!Step #3-staple the heck out of the batting to the frame!Step #4-flip over and make sure there are no gaps!Step #5-cut the fabric to size! In my case the burlap--yes, burlap!Step #6-staple fabric to frame!The finished product!Guest room before {you don't get the whole picture yet! ;-) }Guest room with head board
As soon as the room gets to where I want it to be--I'll post updates and lots of pics that look semi-good in natural light! Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

Sherry said...

Hey Joi,

Your headboard looks super fly fabulous fantastic! So glad our little tutorial could be of help. Looove the burlap. The entire color palette of the bed is drop dead gorge.

xoxo,

Sherry (& John)
www.thisyounghouse.com

Freckles Chick said...

I love it, love it, love it!! Burlap has never looked so chic. It really completes the bed and I just adore that new bedding set.

This was such a teaser--I'm dying for more photos.

(Love Niko's cute butt in that one shot!)

Anonymous said...

looks good Joi,

jane

Lindsay said...

looks great!!

mrs.leah.maria said...

What a great choice and how well carried out! I can't wait for more changes!

Michael said...

At first I thought "burlap?" But it turned out super cute...looks great!

Joi said...

Thanks, guys!

I appreciate the sweet comments. I'm so ready to get more of the things I've ordered/want for the room!

G+D said...

Looks great--wonderful job!

The Juggling Francophile said...

Looks sleek, Joi!

jsanck15 said...

That is amazing and really ties that bed together. Love love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi JOI..
Well I never ever thought I'd see my GREAT NIECY...do things like she is doing. Making flower pots..and headboards...WOW..OH I knew she could do it...but most young ones isn't in to that.
LUV YOU BUNCHES..
AUNTIE LINDA

Kristin said...

Great DIY! Thanks! Can't wait to see more :) Found your blog via freckles chick.

Emily said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! Burlap is the best, my new favorite! Lol.

Mrs.D said...

hi, how funny. you and i pretty much have the same post. i love your headboard way more though... =) looks great.
xo
steph

Crystelle said...

This is fabulous! I love burlap!

You did really fabulous!

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