Monday, January 2, 2012

A Handy Headboard

We had a bed frame for the queen-sized guest bed, but no headboard, and so after a trip to the fabric store and the Home Depot, I decided to try my hand at making an upholstered headboard.

There are plenty of tutorials out there for DIYed headboards (check them out here, here, & here), so I won't bore you with the details, but here's how it turned out:

It's plush, sturdy for leaning up against (it's backed with plywood, not just a frame), and adds a burst of color to our yet-unpainted guest room.  I need to find some bedding that complements the red headboard - for now, we've got some turquoise Garnet Hill sheets on there.

Stay homey!


  1. So jazzy! Just beautiful.

  2. Very nice!! Hope you post the room when you finish, your guests are lucky people. I always love when someone decorates with red. The material you chose is gorgeous, great job!

  3. Love it! I've often thought about doing a project like this. If you don't mind would you share where you got the fabric from? I *heart* red!

  4. It's from JoAnn... I bought it there this summer, but last time I was there I saw the same pattern in blue, red, & orange!


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