It's time for another installment of the One Week Challenge, where I redo my daughter's room in six weeks. This is week two. Check out week one here.
My big project for this week was creating an upholstered headboard. I love the look of an upholstered headboard and this was my first time making one of these.
Here's what it looks like:
In this photo, it's just propped against the wall. I still need to attach it to the wall with flush mounts. Before I do that though, I need to do a couple of tweaks. The fabric is bunching around the curves a bit. I need to remove the staples there and pull the fabric tighter before restapling and then trim the excess fabric.
I know you are going to laugh when you see me and my outfit. I had just finished painting and I'm wearing my painting clothes/pj's.
First, I started by drawing the shape of the headboard on some pieces of newspaper I taped together. You could also do this on a large sheet of craft paper. I didn't have any at the time, so the newspaper sufficed. I taped the newspaper on the wall to make sure I liked the shape. I didn't love it at first. I liked it much better after making a curved top.
Next, I traced the shape onto a piece of wood. My husband then cut it out for me with a jigsaw.
Awesome outfit, right? Luckily these pics were taken with my phone, so you don't have to subjected to the full amount of ugliness!
In step three, I took some extra-thick batting and cutit a little bigger than the wood. Then I used spray adhesive to attach the batting. I cut fabric to fit over the headboard. I stapled the fabric and the batting to the back of the headboard, making sure it was pulled taut.
Voila! Mary approves.
What do you think of the orange polka dot fabric? I ask because I wish it was a little brighter, more like the orange of the curtains. I'm almost tempted to take the fabric off and start over with a brighter orange fabric.
Here's what I've done so far in the room:
Painted it pink.
Painted striped curtains.
Made a little piece of DIY art.
This is the point where I usually get stuck in a room. I have furniture, curtains, and paint, but the accessorizing is tough for me. So, this is what I have left to get the room finished:
- make pillows
- purchase a small bookcase/toy storage piece (thinking the Ikea Expedit for this)
- art, probably some sort of gallery wall
- paint her dresser
- shop for a mirror
I'm sure I will think of some other things!
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