Sunday, August 7, 2011

Upholstered headboard...

Hi Everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I wanted to show you the headboard I upholstered for my niece.  She is started High School this year (WOW!) and has a kids bunkbed in her room that has the futon on the bottom and I've slept on it and it's not comfortable!  My parents are giving her the matress set from their guest room and getting a new one.  The only problem, no headboard or frame. 

That's where I come in.  Before I moved to the farm,  my grandfather had moved a bed into the large master bedroom that didn't have a headboard because he had to move their bedroom to the 1st floor after my grandmother fell down the stairs (I gave that set to my brother for his son's room).  So to correct the no headboard situation, he made one out of plywood.  When I moved in, I didn't have a headboard, so I took that headboard and upholstered it for my bed.  But I have since changed rooms and headboards.  But I didn't throw out that headboard, thinking I could recycle the plywood.  And I have a frame that I saved out in the grain bin.

So when I took my niece back-to-school shopping we picked up some chenelle fabric in lilac and I upholstered the headboard for her.

 The unfinished back side of the headboard.  I could have made it pretty on this side too, but didn't because the fabric cost 12.99/yard and it will be up next to the wall.  I think that's the most I've ever spent on fabric, but it coordinated with the fabric I used on her toy box/hope chest, just a shade darker.
She is a purple gal!  She loves purple!
So now my brother just has to haul it home and either attach it to the frame or hang it on the wall.  It's been fun having Vickie here, too bad it was not as much fun as last year since my mom was sick most of the time.  But I think Vickie won the jackpot by coming home with new bed and headboard!  Well, thanks for stopping by!

1 comment :

  1. ohh, sorry to hear your mom has been sick.
    I'm glad Vickie kept you busy (and crafty)
    great job on her furniture pieces!