Friday, October 11, 2013

DIY Headboard

Happy Weekend!!! Ahhhh, TGIF!

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to give her a hand decorating her apartment, one she wanted to rent. It's a cute two-bedroom flat in a town just outside Granada but the truth is it needs some TLC.

While considering possible decorating options I told her I wanted to make a headboard for my recently purchased double-bed (now that's a good nights sleep!) and offered to make one for the single bed in the guest bedroom.

So let me talk you through it...

What you'll need: 
  • Wooden frame 
  • Batting, I chose the thickest one they had
  • Fabric, ironed
  • Staple gun

First of all, lay you batting on a flat surface and place the wooden frame on top. Make sure you have enough batting to fold over the edges of the frame and trim the excess batting off. 

Next, fold the batting over the frame, corners first and staple every 5cm or so. 

This is what it should look like once it's finished. If you still feel there's excess batting, trim it. 

Now it's time for the fabric. Be sure to iron it before stapling to make sure there aren't any creases on your new headboard. 

Repeat the batting process with the fabric, stapling the corners first and then around the edges of the frame. Be careful to pull the fabric tightly around the frame. Trim any excess fabric. 

And voilà!! This should be your finished result! 

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it hanging up yet. Even so, pretty right??

This project was so simple to make and also, really cheap. We managed to DIY this particular headboard for around 10€ (we already had the frame). Fabric was 5€ and batting was 4,30€. Now I just need to make one for my bed ^^

So what DIY projects are you working on? Has anyone else made a headboard lately? What do you think of this project? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!!

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