Sunday, March 20, 2011

DIY Upholstered Headboard-King Size!

For months I've wanted a fabric covered headboard.
Since we were renters for so long and moved so much, 
it really wasn't a possibility.

Well, I no longer have to wait.
For instructions on how to do this,
I would go here

Here is my bed before:
It was really easy to do, we had it done in less than an hour.
I enlisted the help of some brawny men to help
muscle it to the wall, but the rest was up to my
 untrained eye.

By the way, I went with the pink side of the fabric.
Why?  I just decided it was more "me" and with all 
of the black and white mirrors on the long wall, I needed
some color.  Plus, if my husband was up for that much pink in our bedroom,
I had to go for it.  And wait till you see the "after" pictures...I am so glad I did it.

Of course, my kids had to be around,
getting in the way, helping.


 ....my hunky hubs, kind of can't resist a man with power tools...



 ....look at my Dad's handsome hand against the pink fabric :)...





 It's as if my kids knew how nervous I was that this would all come together,
they wouldn't leave us alone.
Maybe if I do more of these projects, they won't be
so curious.



Here it is...


We mounted it to the wall,
mainly because we plan on staying here for a bit, 
and it's 4 feet high....so very tall.

 {bedside tables are from Ikea, and lamps are from HomeGoods}

...and I happen to love it's grandeur....
..finally, I have a bit of luxury in my kid-filled life.


I also found a faux orchid arrangement to add color to my



...I wrapped a couple of books in wrapping paper,
just to give them a better look...
and that shell I found at a thrift store...
I paid less than a dollar for it!



Here's the final "after" shot...
I put a pillow from my DIY chair on there to show how
a bunch of fun colored pillows will make the look complete.

I hope to work on that in the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, I'm looking for a vanity table 
for my makeup and jewelry...and a bench for the end of the bed.

Overall, the cost for all materials was $160
vs. $1000's that most stores are charging right now.....
I love decor, 
my way{seriously, who has a bubble-gum pink headboard?},
and on a budget.

{Tip: I got the fabric at Jo Ann Fabrics...it was $53.99/yard, yikes!....
I waited and it went on sale for 40% off, also had two coupons for the 
batting and foam at 50% off, it pays to wait for coupons 
on a project of this size!}


****Update**** Here is the headboard with the pillows I sewed,
makes the whole project complete....



Toodles!

23 comments:

Leah said...

Absolutely fantastic! I want it!

Shelley said...

What major impact that headboard made! It is beautiful! I dream of an upholstered headboard one day. The hubs is IN LOVE with his sleigh bed that he bought as a bachelor, so I'll have to wait until something horrible happens to it. Like, say if a couple of legs were to "accidently" get sawed of ;)

Great job!

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

MOMMA BETTY'S BLESSSSS said...

Awesome DIY Suzanne, Brandon and Ernie oh I almost forgot Princess Tatum's measuring skills. Hey did you sneak over to WA and take some of my material for that pillow??? That is what I used for the dinning room. Good Taste in color and decor....

Nycia @ Inspired Events said...

I love that headboard!! What a lovely space!

lhoffman said...

What a fabulous result! I absolutely love it and it perfectly fits that space! SO excited for you...I'm going to have to start hiring you for a little DIY around here. Do you know how to grout a DR table? If so give me a call!

Beth said...

Looks great Suzanne! Beautiful spring colors....just in time for more SNOW! Ugh, Minnesota!

Silver Lining Decor said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! So glad you like my jewelry :) This headboard is so adorable!! Good luck to you in the giveaway!

Alissa said...

What a wonderful addition. It looks amazing. To say that I'm impressed would be an understatement! And to do all of that with the kids too...great work guys!!

Tember said...

LOVE it! And I love that it's pink. :)

April said...

Good for you for making your own little elegant space! As a momma myself, I always daydream about having my own little sanctuary to escape to. I must get on this!! :o)

MOMMA BETTY'S BLESSSSS said...

Love "So Stinkin' Cute's" new look...

Tamara Nicole said...

I am loving that pink fabric! Great DIY project, with so much help:-)

Beka said...

LOVE the addition to the rooom!

Suzanne said...

Thanks guys! I wish all DIY's were this easy, I'm thinking I will make one for both kids!

Jodie said...

Stunning! What a beautiful focal point!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

Hyphen Interiors said...

Wow, this is awesome. I'd love to exchange guest posts. I've never done that. If you'll email me and give me the details, I'm in. Love the headboard. And, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet message and sharing your idea!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

love love love your headboard!

modern jane said...

This is soooooooooooo gorgeous! I found you via The Way we Are and I'm now a follower. This is such an incredible project.. where did you get the fabric?

The Adventures of Ordy and Joon said...

so amazing! I love this!

Denise said...

This headboard is really fabulous and I am loving your fabric choice! I scheduled a feature of it for this morning at Extreme Personal Measures.

Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Lindsey @ Better After said...

That is great! I love the pink fabric, especially with all the little bits of color around the room and expecially with the black and white. Fab!

Candy said...

LOVE THIS! I've been wanting to do this for a while and I may just do it now that I've seen yours and how easy it looked. :) BTW, I'm now a follower. Come check me out at www.candysfavorites.blogspot.com I'm a brand new bloger. :)

FirstTimeMom MN said...

I have so been wanting to do this! I haven't seen one that looked good and didn't look too challenging.