Sunday, September 18, 2011

Upholstered Headboard


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 wanted mine to have a little curve on each end so we hauled the wood from the SUV to the back yard.  I cut out one end and flipped the cut out part over to the other side, traced its shape on the board and cut it out too. 


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.




Thanks for stopping by, I love comments and new followers as well.

73 comments:

  1. As Rachel Zoe would say, "I die" :) This is such an amazing update. So very chic and on trend. love love love it.
    Pam

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  2. Great job! I agree with Becolorful - very chic and on trend.

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  3. wow, that is one fab headboard! Plus you made it look easy, I sooooo want to try this!!

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  4. The headboard looks terrific! The bedroom looks lovely.

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  5. LOVE this headboard!! I really need to do one!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  6. Beautiful job. I love a tufted headboard. Those curtains are fantastic as well.

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  7. I may just have to do buttons on my headboard now, thanks. Love your headboard and the tip about the buttons great one. I had the same problem with my ottoman and chair you can see it here. http://designedbychance.blogspot.com/2011/08/reupholstered-chair-big-reveal.html

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  8. adorei a combinação de cores. vocês fizeram um ótimo trabalho.

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  9. I posted my diy upholstered headboard not too long ago and I'm still trying to decide if I want to add the buttons. Yours makes me lean toward yes! So pretty!

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  10. This is so beautiful! Looks store-bought! Good job!

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  11. You make this look so easy! I am a new follower.

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  12. WOWZER!!! What an gorgeous headboard! The tufting looks amaze-balls :D And, the transformation of your room is just killer!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful. You made it look simple!

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  14. I love the tufting! The room looks beautiful.

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  15. Gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for posting a tutorial :)

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  16. Fabulous makeover with great tutorial/inspiration! Love that room.

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  17. Wow...I'm impressed. You really did an amazing job with the headboard. Love how you tufted it. Thanks so much for partying with me at DIYbyDesign.

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  18. I've been thinking about making a new headboard, and I love how yours turned out!

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  19. This looks amazing. And I love your window treatments. Is it the bed sheet on the before picture? If so that was a genius switch

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  20. Whoa! It's absolutely beautiful! You've definitely turned that room into a relaxing, stylish space. Well done!

    Visiting from Today's Creative Blog. Following you now. :)

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  21. i LOVE that!!! i wanted to make one for the longest time... and now we have moved, but maybe in the next house!

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  22. Oh my...I'm lovin' the look you have here! I will be saving this one on my fav list...thank you for sharing:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. This is beautiful!! Very impressive! And I love your color scheme!! Great job!
    Saw you on Shabby Creek Cottage.

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  24. Wow! I love it! Looks Amazing!!

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  25. AHHH! I love this headboard. It's exactly what we want to do in our master bedroom. I just pinned this to my pinterest board. I'm your newest follower and would love if you joined us over at Sew Woodsy and link this up!

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  26. Great results for not too much money. How clever of you to use that old comforter for the batting! A custom headboard can be around 300.00++, I know because I have designed many.

    The headboard really makes a great focal point in the bedroom. I also like the painted furniture and curtains!

    Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Hop this week :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday Bunny Hop Party!

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  27. great transformation!!! It's absolutely stunning!! Great job!

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  28. I can't tell you how impressed I am by this HUGE change. Good for you! I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

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  29. so pretty.....white is fave colour....visiting from romantic home & now a follower!


    *Glamorous Day Dreams*
    http://damedesignstudio.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love your headboard! I've been planning to do one very similar to yours - possibly in faux leather. I really appreciate the tutorial and tip about the washers!

    Blessings,

    Revi - a first time visitor!

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  31. That looks fantastic! Great job, and thanks for sharing.

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  32. Looks like a pricy store bought headboard.Great job! Come check me out-www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

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  33. Gorgeous! Can I buy one from your sis in law ;)

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  34. Love this..so need to give it a try!

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  35. Wow!! What a great job you did! It looks fanTASTIC. I've been pondering doing this for our master bedroom. Saw you on TT&J's Weekend WrapUp.
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  36. Your headboard looks AMAZING! I want my mom to live close by so we can "play." You are blessed!

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  37. So pretty and modern at the same time. It would make me feel like I was sleeping in a fancy hotel! Love it. So glad I stopped by from the Simply Designing Link Party!
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  38. Love it! I want to make one of these for our master bedroom!

    Wendy
    www.designedtodwell.blogspot.com

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  39. That is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful headboard you guys made. Love how it pops off of the wall color and your bedroom transformation is really amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  40. That looks amazing. Your bedroom looks beautiful...great transformation!

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  41. I wanna make one, too! This looks great! I need a headboard for my guest bedroom so I think I need to do this. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm now following your blog.

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  42. This looks so beautiful and professional!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  43. I love your headboard! It looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!

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  44. Stunning! I would love for you to share your tallents at Bacon Time, the linky will be up until late tonight.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  45. Gorgeous! Love it so much I am going to have to try it!

    www.sweetcsdesigns.com

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  46. Wow! Beautiful! What a great job you did. I don't have a headboard so I just might have to try this! I love it! Love the colors, too. Very chic.

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  47. Gorgeous! I have been planning to make a headboard as well and have a couple of questions for you! What size is your bed? We have a king, and I'm worried about the amount of fabric I'll need. Were you able to use one piece of fabric? I don't want any seams, and that's why I haven't worked up the courage to start! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  48. I loved this headboard so much I featured it this week - great job :)

    jen

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  49. Just beautiful!! I know you just LOVE your new headboard and made over room. GREAT JOB!!

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  50. That turned out just beautiful! We made one about 8 years ago and we used foam mattress pad and batting. Good idea to use an old comforter!

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  51. Wow, that is gorgeous. I have all the supplies (minus the buttons) for my headboard and just need to start it. After seeing this, I may just have to add tufting to it! You made it looks so easy.

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  52. This is amazing! When I saw it linked up I couldn't figure out if it was made or store bought. You did such an awesome job! It makes such a big difference. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  53. This looks fabulous! You did a wonderful job. I'd love it if you's stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Saw Max!

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  54. First off, I've already told you how much I LOVE your head board. Thanks again for linking up! I wanted to let you know that I featured this project today on Sew Woodsy! Come on over and grab a sparkling new featured button!

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  55. That's beautiful! You guys did a great job! The colors are perfect for a bedroom, I feel relaxed just looking at the pics!

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  56. Wow that is gutsy, but it turned out great!

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  57. love it! i love these upholstered headboards! it looks so chic!

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  58. I am going to feature this on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time. Thanks for linking up.

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  59. Congratulations! You've been featured at this weeks Hookin Up with HOH Party!

    Eek! Feel free to stop on by and grab a button if you'd like!

    Thanks for entering your post in last week's party. It rocked my socks.

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  60. Your headboard is beautiful! ummm turning the cut piece over to use as a pattern is very clever. Not sure I would have thought of that!
    Catching you this week!
    gail

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  61. holy toledo you are one talented chick

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  62. Sandi Sharp...I don't how I came across your blog but I LOVE it! I have been wanting to do this exact same thing to my headboard. Did you use your original as a base? Chevy

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  63. oh I would LOVE to do this for my baby's "big girl" room!!! Love how yours turned out! If you get a chance, stop by Kammy's Korner and share on our Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party!!

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  64. Love the headboard. Your room really came together beautifully.

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