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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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56 Comments

  1. Sandra on March 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm

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

  2. Katie on March 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm

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

  3. Kendra Joyner on March 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    oooh! Lovin' it!

  4. [email protected] on March 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm

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

  5. Laura PARING DOWN on March 17, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    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!

  6. [email protected] The Picket Fence on March 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm

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

  7. sissie on March 17, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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

    hugs
    Sissie

  8. Meredith on March 17, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    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!

    (http://welcometoheardmont.com)

  9. Jill on March 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    What a CUTE idea! I love it.

  10. ashlina on March 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    wow i am extremely impressed…great job!

  11. SLHP on March 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    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!!

  12. The Painted Home on March 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    L-O-V-E!!!

  13. Love the Decor! on March 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

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

    Stop over and enter my giveaway if you get a chance

  14. Lisa on March 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    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

  15. The Ransacking Renovator on March 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

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

  16. Get Your Martha On on March 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

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

  17. Jenkins Family on March 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Great idea, so beautiful!

  18. Gina on March 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    CUTE!!!!

  19. all thingz related on March 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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

  20. Vanilla Bean on March 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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

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