In search of new ideas for our home, we had been wanting to create a custom head board at a very low cost and simple fabric, to get an elegant outcome. We finally got our bedroom changed around and completed a custom headboard. Lance is so super good at being handy in all aspects of things around the house. I feel so fortunate to have him in my life. He used up some old ply board we had left over from our Bathroom Remodeling last summer. He cut 2-6 1/2" by 6 foot slats for the bottom and scalloped the edge of another 18" wide by 6 foot slat for the top. We made a trip to Jo Ann Fabrics to pick up some fabric and were able to finish the headboard in one day. The fabric we found was a Chenille upholstery that was on clearance...WOO HOOO . . . I love a bargain.
Ply Board ~ range $8-15 (unsure of actual cost because it was left over from a remodel, but total used was less than 1 sheet 4'X8'of plywood)
Fabric ~ A little over $7.00 for 7 yds. of clearance Chenille
Total Cost ~ approximately $22.00 (not bad considering actual cost of a custom headboard could be anywhere from $100 and up)
We really love how it turned out. It allowed us to place our bed in a corner of the room, finally bring out our new duvet cover and pillows, and put the television on a wall that didn't blur the screen with incoming sunlight. Now all that is left is to paint the walls and move the red/orange painting to another room....another day for that project though!!!
So sorry I didn't take before and after pics this time. I have been really busy preparing my dd Sweet 16 party that all I could focus on was getting the head board finished and up so I could get back to the goodies for her party. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask and I will try to give you answers quickly.
Thanks again for joining the Divas Mansion today....happy crafting!!!!