Monday, September 7, 2009

New Headboards

I don't think I've mentioned this before but I'm redoing my guest bedroom. Some friends have been using our guest bedroom furniture so I'm starting with a completely empty room.

I ordered two twin bedframes and mattresses a couple of weeks ago and decided to make my headboards. I loved Trading Spaces back in the day and have always wanted to try this.

I dedicated this weekend to that project. Jay and I went to Lowe's Friday morning so I could get some wood cut to frame my foam board. This is Allan, my new favorite Lowe's employee. He did a bang-up job cutting the wood.







Saturday afternoon I went to Hancock Fabrics and found this great drapery fabric that was perfect! (It was even more perfect that it was on sale!)



(Sidenote: Jay left Sunday afternoon to go to Baton Rouge for work. He'll be back Friday. Boo Hoo....)

I got up this morning with a purpose. I was bound and determined that I could do this project. First, I nailed my boards together for the frames. This turned out to be the hardest part. It was a booger to try to hold the wood and nail at the same time. I think I broke a sweat.


Next, I did this cool trick I like to call "duct taping the foam board to the frame". Some people might say this is the redneck way to do it, and I would say they're right.



I used a staple gun to cover the whole thing with polyfill. (I may have gone a little overboard with the staples but honestly, that staple gun rocks!)


And finally, I used the staple gun to attach the fabric and Voila! Here are my two new headboards!



It only took a little less than 3 hours and most of that was trying to nail those dang boards together. I'll keep you posted as the room progresses!

16 comments:

mamahensmama said...

They are gorgeous. I am so proud of you. Can't wait to see how the room turns out

Kerrie said...

Wow Jill. I am impressed. Those twin beds will be great for Caroline and Olivia when they spend the night (hint hint) :-) Can't wait to see the finished product!

Lianne said...

Jill, I L.O.V.E. this!!! I love me some "Trading Spaces," too. Whoo, Ty back in the day was extra hot! And I loved Frank, who I met one time--he was so fun!

You did a great job!

Paulina said...

this is fab!!!! I may be tempted to try this!!! We are in dire need of a new headboard!!!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I think the duct tape works perfectly! Love the material! Can't wait to see the room finished! Enjoy!

Mama Hen said...

Jill, my last comment disappeared so two may show up. That fabric is beautiful! Love it. I am so impressed that you did this. You got the crafty gene for sure!

I can't wait to see the finished room.

Peeperspage said...

WOW Jill I am totally impressed. Love the fabric too. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. :)

Katie said...

Hi Jill! My name is Katie Taylor and I live in northwest Alabama. I saw your comment on the LPM blog and noticed that you are from Trussville, AL. I thought I would tell you that my sister-in-law, Corrie Clay, is from Hayden, AL and she has a ministry and she also writes devotionals on her blog. Her website is www.fillingthegapministries.net if you want to check her out! Have a great day!

Kim said...

Great job, Jill! I love the fabric. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!! And the sweet wishes...

I'm so glad you did, because it's lovely to "meet" you!!!

I'll be back to visit your little blog space again very soon!

Blessings,
LMM

JILLSHUBBY said...

they look great! i'm SO glad you finished that while i'm gone...good job baby!

Paulina said...

I just realized that you are from Trussville. My husband's family is not far from there, they are from Oneonta.

you are lucky to be from such a beautiful area!! I absolutely love alabama.

Rachel said...

Those are GORGEOUS!!! Great work!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Okay, you are a CRACK UP girl!! Loved your comment today... I appreciate the support with my little guitar playing son... hopefully the people on the sidewalk don't look at me too funny when he puts his cup out! lol

Blessings,
LMM

Joy McD said...

Wow, that looks great!!! I've never done something like that before...
Thanks for dropping by my blog and joining the guessing game!!
lv,
Joy

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