Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easy DIY Padded Headboard (Gossip Girl Style)

This is the bedroom that started it all. I love the headboard. However, I don't sew. So, I decided to make one, (thank goodness for staple guns). Oh, and all for less than $150.00.

The eye photo I love. (Another post entirely).



Close up of headboard.
Love Gossip Girl!! I also love her new room, at Blair's house.


So, I went to Michaels, and bought the cheap 16 x 20 artist canvas in the 5 pack, on sale. Then Target for the twin size cheap foam for a bed, then to the fabric store for batting by the yard and fabric.


First I laid everything out to see how it would fit, and where to lay everything.




Foam, batting, stapled around canvas, cut around corners to make less bulky. Really this was a fly by the seat of my pants project.




Trimming bulk around corners.



Laid out on wrong side of my fabric. I chose a small polka dot fabric in blue with brown velvet dots, small dots, so I wouldn't have to match them. That would be toooo hard.



Stapled around.




Laid on the floor in place, you can see I used 2 packs of 5. It is to give the illusion that it is all the way behind the bed, when in actuallity it isn't.




Love it. Oh, and I have a California King Size bed.




Now the hard part. The Hubs helped me screw in 2x4's to hold everything in place and make it rigid.





Placed behind my bed. Love it!!





I have since added a dust ruffle, and changed the chairs. Will get those postings up soon. I love this look. It is elegant, and easily changeable. Although, I can't imagine wanting to change it.






3 comments:

  1. Very creative. Love it!

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  2. I am doing this now! the only thing I am doing different is I am covering it with a fake leather type of material I got from Joann's. Thanks for inspiring me!!

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