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« on: January 08, 2010 05:31:21 PM »

I had a single red satiny curtain from my old house and it had no where to live in my new house. So I took it, part of a mattress topper, and a piece of wood and made it in to a headboard for my room. It's super easy. Just take a piece of wood that is about the size of the headboard you want and cut a cheap mattress topper to fit it. A mattress topper is way cheaper then most big lengths of foam in the craft section Smiley Then you wrap the fabric around the front and staple it to the back. I recommend two people for this job and don't pull too tight or you may end up with weird lumps and have to pull out staples... ask me how I know



The artwork is something I made, the pillows are from Target, and the white floofy rugs are called flokati rugs. It's actually two rugs side by side because two small rugs are cheaper than 1 large and you can put them in separate areas later if you want Smiley They're from Overstock.



That's the before. I think the new headboard really ties in the rest of the room and pops against the black wall. AND it was actually super easy to make too!
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010 05:42:18 PM »

Wow, your bedroom is awesome. The red does certainly add a pop, not too bright but definitely eye catching.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010 12:25:52 PM »

The headboard really fits well. Love the whole room!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010 04:09:47 PM »

That looks awesome! I love the color. Just a question though, how did you hang the headboard?
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010 04:46:19 PM »

Thanks you guys. I'm thrilled with how the room is turning out.

To hang it, we treated it like it was a giant mirror and bought a picture hanging system like http://www.hangmanstore.com/product-p/hmd.htm. We mounted the back part of that to studs in the wall, mounted the second piece on the back of the headboard and hung it up. I got the idea because it's how one of the mirrors in my house is hung up by the previous owners. It works really really well and lets you take down the headboard if you decide you want to change fabrics
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010 09:07:57 AM »

Is the artwork enlarged clipart?  I really like those!
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gamerbabe
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010 03:09:38 PM »

The artwork was a font I like that I painted on 18 x 18 canvases. They weren't horrid to make at all although next time I'd probably use a less intricate font since filling it in was a bit time consuming.

If you print out the font the size you want it to be, you can put your print out behind your canvas and hold it up to a window so you can trace it. I trace it in black sharpie since sharpie shows up under most paint Smiley http://geekdetails.com/blog/?p=1826 That link has photos of the process though Smiley
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