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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Upholstered Headboard on: August 05, 2004 01:09:10 PM
Hi Ya'll!

One of my cousins and I made an upholstered headboard.  Here's how.

Take measurements of an old headboard, her old one was too short so we made ours taller.

Go to home depot or what have you, find yourself a sturdy board, we bought particle board (cheaper).  Have them cut it for you if needed.

Go to the fabric store and get you some foam or batting and desired cloth.  While I was there, I thought we should find something to make our fabric stronger so the staples wouldn't rip our fabric as we stretched it around our board.  The fabric lady told us to iron on this fabric stuff that resembled downy sheets sold at the fabric store.  Please note this stuff we ironed on was not actual downy sheets it just looked the same.  Sorry I forgot what she said it was called!  Bad Lety!

Get home asap and staple them suckers to the board (foam first, then fabric, duh!)   Wink

All you need is tape measure, staple gun, iron with board, fabric foam and particle board.

WALLA!  You're done.  Here are a couple of pictures.  Sorry they look bad, camera phone quality.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Wooden Coffee Table, please help me :) on: March 16, 2004 10:17:21 AM
Hello Fellow Craftsters,
This is my first new topic, so be gentle.  Wink

I found the !most awesome! coffee table that someone was gonna throw out, so I rescued it!
It's pretty big and heavy, the legs are made of solid wood and the outer rim of the top is wood, but the top of the table itself is made of particle wood.  They only thing wrong is that there's a big scratch on the top and then it was raining when I found it so I think it may have damage from that.  

Anyway, is there a way to fix the damaged particle board/wood?  I was thinking of sanding it but then I thought it may make it look worse, like it might expose the particle more.  How do I paint is?  Is there a way to do it right?  Do I need to primer it first?  I am completely clueless.  This is my first big project and really didn't want to mess it up.  

I also need some inspiration, please?  This coffee table is for a bachelor pad.  I thought of decupaging (how do you spell that!) the top.  My friend loves sports, so maybe getting some old Sports Illustrated mags slapping them on top to cover the mess is an option, maybe some dirty mags?  OH! and nailing some cut up beer cans it the legs!  Aggh, beer, sorry I'm having a Homer moment.

I'm open to all suggestions.  

Thanks!!  Wink
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