Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Girls' New Headboards!

Hey Guys! I hope you all are having a great Spring Break!  I showed you guys my fabric I had purchased for the girls' new room last week.  I had this plan for some fun headboards and after thinking it over way too much I decided to tweek my plan just a bit.  First tweek... I changed my fabric.  It is still the same amazing print from Amy Butler's Love line but I went with a different color palette.



I wanted to create a headboard that used minimal space since I am combining two kiddos in one room.  My original plan was to wrap plywood with the fabric and finish my edges with some fun picture molding.  Just before leaving for Lowe's I had a lightbulb moment... these usually come too late:).  I remembered that I had two matching large frames that I could use instead.  This saved me lots of time and even more money.



I started by spray painting both frames with a fun coral color I pulled out of my fabric.



While that was drying I started working on the inside part.  I purchased thick quilt batting at Hobby Lobby and cut a piece just a bit smaller than the cardboard I took out of the frame.



I used a hot glue gun to attach it to the cardboard.  If your frame doesn't come with cardboard you will want to cut a piece yourself or you can also use foamboard from a craft store.



I cut my fabric just larger than the cardboard and then ironed out all of the folds.  Then, I placed it face down for the next step.



I laid my cardboard down on top of the fabric with the batting face down on the wrong side of the fabric.  I then used my hot glue gun again to wrap the fabric and glue the edges to the back side of the cardboard.  This is just like recovering a cushion... You want to make sure you pull tight.





My final step before hanging was to put it back in the frame.  I placed it back in and pushed down the metal pieces to hold it in place.



I will show you this hanging on the wall but I can't give you the full view until I get the bedding done.  I am currently working on it and I LOVE it. The best part about these headboards is the cost.  This is a very inexpensive yet chic way to create your own headboard in no time.  I can't wait to share the rest of this revamp!  Hope you like it!













Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to share more of this fun revamp with you guys! Happy Wednesday!

~Whitney


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57 comments:

Vanilla Bean said...

That looks adorable! I can't wait to see the finished product.

all thingz related said...

WoW! So pretty! Love the bright colors you chose!
~Rebekah

Gina said...

CUTE!!!!

Jenkins Family said...

Great idea, so beautiful!

Get Your Martha On said...

I love Amy Butler. Those headboards look great ... I can't wait until the full reveal!

The Ransacking Renovator said...

I totally LOVE this fabric! I used the same pattern for re-doing a chair! I posted it on my blog. =)

Lisa said...

Wow! This is brilliant...and would solve me headboardless teen room problem.

Hmmmmmmm......

I just love the things I find here!

Lisa @ All That and a Box of Rocks

Love the Decor! said...

Those are so so cute!!
The fabric is wonderful love that!!

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The Painted Home said...

L-O-V-E!!!

SLHP said...

oooh, i love this. i've been thinking of doing a similar project, you made it look so great i think i'll give it a whirl!!

ashlina said...

wow i am extremely impressed...great job!

Jill said...

What a CUTE idea! I love it.

Meredith said...

These are just adorable. You are so lucky to have had that lightbulb moment before you bought your supplies! I'm loving that AB fabric. Job well done!

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sissie said...

Very cute and very clever. Love the fabric too and the color you chose for the frame.

hugs
Sissie

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love this--I am just prepping a guest post on things to do with frames!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

That's SUCH a clever idea! Hobby Lobby runs 50% frames often, and that would be a perfect time to pick up some large frames!

Happy SP Day!

Heather@PixieDust said...

those are very, very cute!! i looove the fabric.

Kendra Joyner said...

oooh! Lovin' it!

Katie said...

Those are so gorgeous! They look like expensive, custom headboards!

Sandra said...

Oh how exciting! I can't wait to see it all finished! The fabric is beautiful!
Sandra

Angie said...

You hope we like it??? Are you kidding me? This is AMAZING!!! LOVE the fabric- the coral color and the repurposed frame. Brilliant! You have me rethinking my color choices for my daughters room!!!

Gwynie Pie said...

That is too cute ! Very clever as well. I'm going to remember this when I get to decorate my little grandaughter's next bedroom.

Gwyn Rosser @ The Pink Tractor
www.gwynrosser.blogspot.com

Missy Luukkonen said...

Very cute! Can't wait to see the whole room done!

Tina said...

Hi Whitney. They turned out beautifully, you must be so thrilled! Fantastic job - I LOVE them:) ~ Tina x

Melanie said...

I love the colors in that fabric. And those frames are so perfect! Can't wait to see how you pull the room together!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Oh my goodness! That headboard is fabulous!! I love it! Those colors are so pretty :)

Rustique Gal said...

Whitney, these are very adorable. I love the fabric, but I really think the picture frame in that color MAKES it! Can't wait to see the rest!
Sherry

Jeanette said...

That headboard is just too sweet.

Infarrantly Creative said...

Beautiful fabric. Amy Butler's designs makes me drool! I can't wait to watch the room unfold.

Becolorful said...

love love love that fabric. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the fabric and the headboard turned out great. Great idea to use the old frames. Can't wait to see the finished product all put up with the new bedspread, etc. Love & blessings from NC!

Allyson/HBMomof2 said...

I too am in love with this fabric and color palette. One question, what are the dimensions of the frames? They look huge. I would love to use this somehow in my daughter's room redo. Great idea and beautiful execution, as usual. Love.

Tasha said...

Cute. I did something similar -- just not as colorful. ;-)
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Meet Virginia said...

WOW! This turned out so great, I just love the fabric!

~Morgan

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trish said...

Absolutely precious! The colors you are using are so adorable!
Sincerely, Trish

Miss Tiff said...

Luv ur use of color, Luv!!!

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

whitney tht is a very creative idea for headboad.. cant wait to see it all put together.

Kim said...

Sooooo cute & easy! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny at Intentionally Me said...

That turned out so cute!! I also love the fabric and color combination! Great job... I need to make one of these!

emmalina.lolly said...

I LOVE this idea and fabric! Abolutely wonderful job :) Thanks for the inspiration!

PapayaStudio said...

Great job, love the look.

Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e said...

Super cute - love the colors!!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

WOW - what a fantastic idea. Of course, anything Amy Butler is a hit in my book!

Not too shabby said...

WOW! That fabric is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished bedding! You're so talented!

Ashleigh said...

This project is beautiful! I love it! So, I was just wondering if you were going to post picts of your whole shelf thing (knock off wood). I'm on pins and needles to see the whole thing all decorated.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love the fabric and you got so lucky that you just had that big ol frame laying around !

Knudsen's said...

You are such a tease! I cannot wait to see the finished product! Don't keep us all in suspense!
Camille

Melissa said...

I have been wanting to do this for my 2 year olds 'big girl' room! Thanks so much for the easy tips! Love the fabric you chose.

kenziekylanmom said...

All I have to say is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Melissa said...

Also, how did you hang the frame? Picture hangers? Or nailed it to the wall?

Melcher Family said...

I love this!! Where do you buy your Amy Butler fabric?

Melcher Family said...

I love this!! Where do you buy your amy butler fabric?

- - - Little Miss Martha - - - said...

Where did you get your frame? I have been wanting to do something like this for my guest bedroom, but I can't seem to find a frame big enough... Any suggestions?

Thanks!

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty! I can't wait to see more! Great job!

Roeshel

Future Mrs. D said...

wow... that is the EXACT Fabric that i have been looking for.. my basement playroom, is lime green and red.. Do you mind sharing.. i found your blog today.. i love. Amber

Future Mrs. D said...

i love that fabric... do you mind sharing..? i am new to your blog today.. love it.. Amber

Future Mrs. D said...

wow... that is the EXACT Fabric that i have been looking for.. my basement playroom, is lime green and red.. Do you mind sharing.. i found your blog today.. i love. Amber

 
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