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!
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