by Meli C

Headboard transformation

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After the move, it took a while to sort through all of our stuff and figure out what we were going to keep. I had an especially hard time deciding whether to let go of an old headboard that didn’t go with any of our bedroom furniture. I decided to keep it because of its sentimental value, but it would definitely need a makeover to fit back in.

I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to take on a project, since I had really been craving for a way to get crafty around the house.  I found this great striped fabric on that Fran and I both liked, and then I ordered all of the other necessary materials on Amazon, my favorite one-stop shop.

Onto the step-by-step:

Step 1:  Over a flat surface, align the new fabric, batting material and foam.  Make sure you have enough batting material to fold over the edges.

Step 2:  Staple the batting material to the back of the headboard, making sure to tightly secure the foam in place.

Step 3:  Once the foam and batting material are secured in place, make sure that the fabric is straight (in our case, we used stripes so this part was especially important). Then hold the fabric tightly over the edge and staple away.

The final product:

Tip: If you ever consider trying this at home, please make sure you have someone to help you. In my opinion, this is definitely a project for two. A BIG thank you to my amazing boyfriend for his help and incredible staple-gunning technique!


1 Pati { 10.12.10 at 11:14 am }

LOVE IT!!!! Good job baby!!!

2 andrea diaz { 10.12.10 at 11:46 am }

looks awesome!! great job.
I’ll let you know when i need mine done :)

3 Sai { 10.12.10 at 12:57 pm }

I’ve been thinking my bed needs a headboard… do you want to upholster it for me? No use in letting your new skill go to waste ;)

4 Gaby F { 10.12.10 at 4:47 pm }

I love it meli…beso

5 Juliana { 10.12.10 at 5:33 pm }

Love it! =)

6 Laura { 10.12.10 at 8:00 pm }

Que bello quedó, quiero ver fotos de la casa!

7 laura { 10.13.10 at 11:21 am }

Por cierto, me encantan las mesitas de noche, la lamparita y los almohadones marrones. Desde ese ángulo se ve bella la habitación, acogedora.

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