Tuesday, October 9, 2012
My DIY Upholstered Headboard
Before we moved we had a sleigh bed, with a headboard and footboard. This is what it looked like:
I knew I wanted to find a machine washable comforter. I really want a quilted bedspread, but can't find just the one I want and haven't devoted the time and expense towards making one myself. I found one that worked with my color scheme at Anna's Linens. It is machine washable but looks like silk.
I also knew that I wanted an upholstered headboard. I found several online that were nice but too expensive. Target has one that you can slipcover for around $200, but add to that the cost of the slipcover fabric...
Pinterest has scads of upholstered headboards with links to tutorials. I studied them all carefully and decided to go for it.
I found a beautiful cut velvet upholstery fabric at JoAnn, which I was able to get for 50% off. The total cost of the fabric was about $45. I have just enough fabric left over to make a pillow, so I got just the right amount. I like the look of brads and various shaped headboards but with this detailed fabric I decided that a fairly plain design would be best.