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
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