More on Upholstered Headboards
January 19, 2010
Sometimes I feel like talking about upholstered headboards in blog land is a little bit like saying, “Hey, did you hear? Tiger Woods is lyin’ cheatin’ philanderer.”
It seems everyone has talked about upholstered headboards and how much we all love them. And let’s face it. Upholstered headboards are FAB-U-LOUS. Every retailer from Jonathan Adler to Tar-jay has one for you to ogle over.
Then I got to thinking. There are a lot of upholstered headboards out there with really amazing curves. Here are a few dramatic shapes that really inspire me, and I think perhaps could be recreated with careful execution with a jigsaw. Much of the piping and trim is tricky, but these curves certainly inspire me to get jiggy with my jigsaw again.
If you’re talented on the sewing machine, make a complimentary skirt !
This greek key pattern on a clean white fabric headboard could also be mimicked with a fabric marker for the design, ribbon, a glue gun or fusible webbing, and a whole lot of patience.
But who says you need a jigsaw ? Square is perfectly wonderful too.
With a little fabric, foam, batting and a plywood base, you can recreate a designer look in an upholstered headboard, for much less. But y’all know this already – there are so many creative DIY fabric covered headboards to be seen out there. Just Google it – you’ll be amazed. I was !
But speaking of achieving the look for less, many of you wanted the cost breakdown on yesterday’s tufted headboard. Here goes: Calico Corners fabric (1 4/8 yards) $45; plywood $15; batting $8 with coupon; 2” foam $40 with coupons; button cover kits $12. The rest of the supplies I had on hand. Total = $120.
The choice to use an upgraded fabric and 2 inch foam made it more expensive than it could be, but compared to retail, I still feel like I got a pretty good deal.
Not bad for $120 buckaroos !