Palma Home Design

Friday, November 30, 2012

DIY Upholstered Headboard, with Stenciled Fabric

SO I have a local hardware store where they cut out all of my crazy wood ideas! They only charged me $11 for the wood and cuts to give the Headboard the shape I wanted. Then I used bed topper foam and dacron for the soft upholstered look. I contemplated tufting it, but I knew I was going to use a very busy patterned fabric, so I just got about 4 yards of nailhead trim to go around the edge of it.
 I was having a pretty hard time finding a fabric that I liked (plus a price I liked) for the drapes and headboard, I had already purchased a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to do in a nook in the room. I had remembered seeing a couple things on different blogs about stenciling fabric with fabric paint, so I bought some inexpensive fabric in cream, laid it all out and started painting the stencil on!
After I let the fabric dry I cut it out and stretched it onto the wood and foam, and started to staple it on.

After I was done attching the fabric. I spray painted the nailhead trim which was gold to a silver then started hammering it on about 3 inches from the edge. It was my first time using this type of trim and I was worried about the corners that had been cut out and going around them with the trim, but the trim just bent however I wanted it ( it was pretty forgiving) and  turned out much better than I thought!
I attached legs and drilled holes at the bottom, so that it could be attached to the metal frame.

 Here is a photo of the finished Headboard and the drapes as well!

Benched!! Update

Again here is the coffee table on the left- showing what it looked like when I picked it up from the thrift store for $10, then had my hubby cut it in half for me, there were cabinet doors on both sides so it gave me 2 identical bench's which I used in 2 different clients homes.
One bench got painted blue and one white, the blue base got a very light natural linen for it's diamond tufted cushion top and the white base got a blue fabric diamond tufted cushion top. You can click here to see how I did the tufting.