Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Headboard 101

I want to make a headboard for our bed. We have a california king mattress and trying to find a headboard big enough is impossible. Our master bedroom is very narrow so we don't have a lot of room for an actual bed frame, so I'm taking on a new project. Or shall I say I'm "attempting". I found this awesome black and white damask fabric similar to the one in the picture that I want to use and I like the shape of the headboard below. So wish me luck and if you have any tips please share! I'll need all the help I can get. I'm a rookie at home improvements!

8 comments:

rachelle said...

you are ambitious.
i can't wait to hear how it turns out!
i looks like it will be beautiful!

Monica said...

that is going to look great!! make sure you post pictures of the finished product. Good Luck!

The Hunters said...

please tell me how it goes. It is so hard to find a good king size headboard. Cute fabric and good luck!

TwinkleBee said...

drooling over the fabric, good choice!! I know JCPenney, makes "Cornish Boards" that go over windows. They do a similar thing as you want to do with this headboard. Add a little padding and cover it right? I know if you get plywood and cut the shape you want for the headboard, then add batting for a little padding/cushion and would make the fabric lay nicer over the board. (staple gun would help :) ) and then cover the padded board with your gorgeous damnsk (sp?) Then once again to get it to stay on use a staple gun. If I remember right from when I worked at penney's, they have pictures and drawings of how to do it for a cornish board and books, maybe you could get some ideas of the best way to tackle it. In their custom decor section/and back wall of window department there are books for custom orders. Sorry about the novel. Hope it helps!

TwinkleBee said...

p.s. I can go to Penney's with you if you want.

courtni said...

well you're brave, I have no idea what you're even trying to do!!?!?! so no tips here... are you like making the thing and wrapping it with fabric? ahh - with a baby? go girl

Kandace & Isaac said...

Okay I WILL tell you how it's really done. I would try www.zgallery.com and have your visa ready!

The Palmer Family said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day as well! Love your cute pics of Saylor! She is getting so big! We're having so much fun with Luke...it is the BEST!