A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 314,284
Currently Running With Scissors:
390 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Red Curtain Headboard  (Read 2483 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« 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!
« Last Edit: January 08, 2010 09:18:55 PM by gamerbabe » THIS ROCKS   Logged

The Daredevil Sky Pirate
Offline Offline

Posts: 2528
Joined: 28-Oct-2007

Down to a 12 and shedding more lbs. everyday!

View Profile
« 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.

My Swaps
Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap

« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010 12:25:52 PM »

The headboard really fits well. Love the whole room!

*dancing in mansions made of twigs and castles made of sand*
« 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?
« 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

« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010 09:07:57 AM »

Is the artwork enlarged clipart?  I really like those!
« 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

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Give The Dog A Bone
September 20, 2017 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Suit Jacket Purse

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.