Monday, March 1

DIY headboard & Silhouette

Ben and I finally got around to making the DIY headboard I posted about previously. I love how it turned out and the whole thing cost less than $40. I also added some new art to the bedroom...

These were the inspiration pictures I pulled. The first one isn't DIY, but the last two are. I thought the headboard in the last picture was too thin looking and wanted mine to have more weight, so that's why I made the frame out of the 1x2s. 


Making the headboard was super easy, we just bought a piece of plywood, and one 1x2 board. Make a frame like the first picture shows. Attach the plywood. Wrap in batting then in the fabric you chose. I couldn't find the nailhead trim here in Lexington, so I ordered the 3 yards of it off ebay. Stupidly, I didn't read the description completely and didn't realize the trim didn't come with the nails you use to attach it. I got some at Home Depot, but they don't match perfectly, that's why every few nailheads is a slightly different color. To attach the headboard to the bed frame we used 2x4s cut at about 18", attached them to the back of the headboard & then bolted them to the bed frame (the legs sort of looks like the first inspiration picture).




I mentioned here that I love silhouettes. I searched the internet for vintage ones, but didn't have any luck. Then, on Thanksgiving I was at my Aunt's house looking through my late grandmother's high school year book and guess what I found?! Two silhouettes of my grandmother from her senior year in high school. I never had the opportunity to meet my mom's parents, they died before I was born. I got the silhouettes framed and I love how they turned out. Plus, they are extra special since they are a my of my grandmother.

Well, here is the finished headboard with the framed silhouettes about it:


{closeup of the trim. really easy to do}
 
{this shows you how I wrapped the fabric on the ends}

Now I've got to find or make some throw pillows and get new covers for my Euro pillows. Once I get the Euro pillows back on there, less of the headboard will show (which is how it was meant to look). 

What do you all think? I'm pretty pleased with how the two turned out!

14 comments:

KatieSPerk said...

These look great and I love the headboard!! I am also in love with silhouettes. They are so cool!

Miss Type-A said...

It looks fantastic! Great job!

Always Organizing said...

I think it looks terrific! You are inspiring me to try to make my own :)

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Looks fabulous and I love the fabric you used!

emily said...

turned out great!!! very impressed....not sure im capable of that! haha very impressive

Miss K said...

Great job!! They both look awesome!

Lauren said...

This turned out beautifully! I think i may try this over the summer. Seriously, will you come over and decorate my house? it clearly needs your creative help.

Hilary Lane said...

It looks great!

Miss. Pretty said...

Turned out great! I just posted about wanting to do a DIY headboard! After seeing this I CAN'T wait!

M said...

Wow! That looks so good!

Jen said...

It turned out so great! You did a fantastic job!!!! I've been wanting to do a DIY headboard for our guestroom for months but just can't decide on one. Did you make legs for yours or just hang it on the wall?

Thanks for sharing!!
Jen

Through Rose Colored Glasses said...

Love love love it!

Design A-Peele said...

I think it turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

meredith said...

i'm new to your blog and i love how your DIY project turned out, too! can't wait to see more pics with new pillow!

p.s. i'm your newest follower!