Thursday, 9 January 2014

Making a fabulous new headboard ...

Hello my friends & followers

I trust 2014 has started well for you all. Apologies for my absence but it has been a very busy start to the year so I have neglected my blog - just as well I did not make resolutions ....

Youngest daughter Stacy has been home from uni & in between her studies, she has been working on her photography blog - pop over & have a look.

Her en-suite accommodation is very comfortable in residences but she said it would be so much better if the beds had a headboard to rest up against whilst doing all the reading required.

So A Wondering Star, Stacy & I put our heads together & came up with a project to make one.

We bought an MDF board the right size for her three quarter bed & some thick 2 inch firm foam.

We couldn't get the exact size foam so we cut & glued two pieces. It is easy enough to cut with a Stanley / craft knife

T-square, sharpie to mark it out & the knife

The foam being glued to the board to stop it moving about - easy to do

Stock up on glue sticks as it uses a lot but is worth the effort


 The foam is all glued & in place

We stapled some interlining soft fabric over the foam to give it a smooth finish

Sewing time - we decided to make a slip over cover for the headboard so the cover can be pulled off for washing or changed when a new colour scheme is needed.

After much browsing, Stacy decided to use a soft grey fleece we already have at home.

Cue Andy to do the batons on the back - made with a 180cm plank of wood, cut in half & positioned 55cm from the floor to the bottom of the headboard (we determined the measurement by measuring the headboard in the guest bedroom)

The grey slip cover was pulled over & off to university with it.

Perfect match with new Ikea Alvine Kvist bedding, a grey throw & some battery operated LED lights

It seems to meet the grade by being functional, stylish & personal

Perfect ....
  We are all very pleased with our group project - it turned out better than expected seen as it was our first attempt at one.

Do you roll up the sleeves & do projects at home? What is on your list?

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate the comments & time you take to browse
Dee ~♥~


  1. Bravo! Beautiful job! Grey is such a hot color this year. Love the Ikea choice of bedding.

    1. Thank you Lynda - I rather love grey as a neutral colour so really love her choice of colour. Hope you are having a good start to 2014 ...


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