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Topic: Weekend makeover - new headboard and bedskirt  (Read 4349 times)
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susankg53
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2007 07:45:25 PM »

I like the way the bed looks now, such an improvement.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2007 06:36:09 PM »

Wow, that bed looks really classy! And that fabric is beautiful, it does look like wood.
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2007 10:32:24 PM »

OMG I love it.  Even before I saw the awesome print, the dark brown of the headboard and bedskirt are really nice.  I totally want to do something like this myself.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2007 09:09:52 AM »

OMG I love it.  Even before I saw the awesome print, the dark brown of the headboard and bedskirt are really nice.  I totally want to do something like this myself.

Its amazing how simple it was to do, a great update in only two days, I did the sewing on a seperate day, we made another update to our living room this weekend, I couldnt find any curtains for our living room and there is 5 windows, so nothing was affordable for me, we already had some inexpensive white curtains from Ikea and we decided to dye them and they came out awesome!! Then since we cant paint, we got some boards and painted them and put them behind the couch so we had some color on the walls, I love it, I should go take some pics and add them on here!

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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2007 03:13:04 PM »

please show me more
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2007 07:00:46 AM »

This looks amazing!  Do you remember how much fabric it took for the headboard and the bedskirt?  I've been looking for an inexpensive furniture project & this seems like it might fit the bill.  I might try to tackle this tomorrow, since we just have a sad little mattress on the floor  Embarrassed  Also, how did you attach it to the wall? Thanks, & great job!
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2007 10:30:31 AM »

This looks amazing!  Do you remember how much fabric it took for the headboard and the bedskirt?  I've been looking for an inexpensive furniture project & this seems like it might fit the bill.  I might try to tackle this tomorrow, since we just have a sad little mattress on the floor  Embarrassed  Also, how did you attach it to the wall? Thanks, & great job!

Hello, thanks for the comments, I dont remember exactly now but I went back and measured it

for the headboard, the most expensive thing was the plywood, the size we used was about 28x66 inches and if you go to a lumbar store you have to pay for a whole sheet of plywood which was like $20 or $30 not just what you need cut so if you can get some scrap wood that would be much cheaper

It looks like I used a little less than 1.5 yards for the headboard but there is significant wrap over about 10 inches wrapped over the back, I got the fabric from the decorator fabric section, the big long rolls, I dont know if this may be wider than regular fabric on the bolt

to attach it we measured and put in 4 bolts (2 on each side) on the bottom of the plywood, (make sure your bolts are long enough to fit through the 2x4s), then glued on the foam, and stapled on the batting and fabric then attached that to a 2x4 that then attaches to the metal frame with 4 more bolts, you can get a metal bed frame at the thrift store for your bed, and if you dont have one now you can probably just lean it against the wall until you do, oh and you may know already but craft foam is expensive, I used an extra eggcrate bed foam that I had that wasnt being used and cut it up

Ill try to take some pictures, this is getting real wordy and may get confusing

for the bedskirt, I bought a cheap flat sheet from target for the part under the mattress (or you can use one you already have) and used about 3.5 yards of fabric, cut down the middle lengthwise, to create 2 really long pieces, down each side and then the seam meets at the middle of the foot of the bed in the pleat. the 3.5 yards takes into account the pleats, if yours is straight you  can probably get away with 3 yards.

I have a queen size bed, and bed lifts so the bedskirt is longer than one you would buy in the store, which is why I made it

hope this helps, and i didnt confuse you any, please ask me any questions you need help with  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2007 11:09:50 AM »

here are some pix I tried to take of the back, I couldnt move the bed so I tried the best I could, you should see where the 2 bolts are in the head board and then 2 more bolts below into the bed frame, which has slots to attach the bolts to. also make sure you get bolts long enough to fit through 2x4 we had that problem and it was too late to fix so we got smaller posts and they move alot, but 2x4s should hold more still

 
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2007 06:20:35 PM »

Thanks so much, this is a HUGE help!  I'll be sure to post pics when I get finished with mine Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2007 07:18:01 PM »

Question.  You didn't foam at all?  Because it certainly looks more padded than I would have guessed with just batting.

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