So I've had the same headboard and furniture in my bedroom for forever! I love it, but am ready for a change. If you have read some of my other postings you have seen that I am redoing all of my bedroom. Starting with painting the wall with a chocolate color, then making new curtains, two new end tables, and this headboard. My daughter has made head boards for several years and sells them on Craig's list. She is so good at making these, and fast , so she offered her help.
I decided how far apart I wanted my buttons and where I wanted them. I then measured 8" down and 10" apart. Next, I marked four rows, alternating the buttons, after which we drilled a hole every place I had marked for a button.
After drilling the holes, we put an old comforter and some really thick batting on the board for the filler, then laid the fabric on the top of the batting. The fabric I picked for the head board was too thick for these buttons, they kept popping back open. Jamie had a quick fix for that. We pulled the string through the drilled hole, batting and fabric and turned the needle and pulled it back through the same hole. Basically we were pulling the fabric tight, like there was a button there, the string was taking all the pressure off of the buttons, which I later just glued to the front. Pretty cleaver, huh...
When we had the string on the back of the head board we tied it off with a nut. Jamie uses flat washers all the time, I only had these on hand and knew the batting that I turned over the edges was so thick that they (the nuts) wouldn't be touching the wall.
This is my room in the middle of the big change. The before picture...
And the AFTER, didn't it turn out pretty? Thanks Jamie, I love it.
I really love the dark paint with this head board color against it. The curtains look so good against it too.