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!



17 comments:

  1. It's beautiful. Where do you find that nail head trim?

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    1. Thanks! The nailhead trim is sold by the yard or foot, usually at a craft store but it is hard to find, you may want to look online. I buy mine from Chameleon Home in Arroyo Grande,CA
      It was gold and I sprayed it with silver spray paint, and I was surprised at how easy it was to work with!

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  2. This is beautiful! I am trying to create the same thing for my dorm bedroom, but I can not find a place to get the wood cut in that shape you have. Can you tell me where you got it done please? Thank you!

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  3. Hi, I get craft paper or wrapping paper and make a pattern of the shape my client wants, then my local hardware store cuts it out for me when I purchase the 3/4 inch plywood

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    1. Okay thank you! I am having a hard time finding a hardware store to cut the shape i want... Lowes Home Depot and Osh only cut the plywood in straight lines :(

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  4. What type of paint and color did you use? Spray? Love the color!

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  5. Could you post the link to your paint and stencil i couldn't find the stencil on the website :)

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  6. Thank you I used regular interior house paint on canvas and then I laundered the fabric after the paint dried which made the fabric very soft and set the paint I don't remember which color I used I'm sorry

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    1. So if I just used regular house paint it won't come out after you washed it?? Also where did you find your canvas?

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  7. The stencil link is above...it's from cutting edge stencils

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  8. This looks awesome. Can you please tell me how tall the headboard is (not including the legs)? Thanks!

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  9. I usually use a 4x8 plywood, and I make them either 36" h or 48"h and I actually like hanging them on the wall instead of using legs, because if you get a taller mattress you will want it higher otherwise you won't see much of the headboard

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  10. I actually forget how tall this one was it's been a while and it was for a client

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  11. I washed it in warm water and it just softened it it did not come out. I found the fabric by the yard at Joann's

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  12. How did you attach the legs on the back. I'm looking into making me an upholstered headboard for my bed and would rather attach it to the bed frame instead of the wall.

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  13. How so u attach it normally to the wall? Thanks

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