After coming across this MOST fabulous website, This Young House, I got the crazy DIY disease!! (I mean seriously Sherry and her husband John have done AMAZING things to their home-such an inspiration!) I want to do everything myself and the unfortunate thing about that is, that takes lots of time and energy (and $)! And well, seeing as how we are pinching pennies (baby on the way), I am tired all the time (baby on the way) and we have like 10 friends getting married this year, I don't have any of those!! So it's taking me and Hubs extra long to get the things we want done, done! But it's been fun so far and we will be doing more soon!
Her "how-to" about upholstering a headboard was perfect for me! I wanted to get rid of Hubs bachelor bedroom furniture but we didn't hit the lotto so small changes for now! The headboard was the best start! Ok, well remember this post, I couldn't decide what fabric or color to go with (I ended up going with none of those but thank you all for your help!). Well I headed off to find some on Saturday ALONE! That was my first mistake. Never go to make a big decision like that all alone! After much stress and almost a few tears, I settled on a wonderful fabric that I thought would go great! And it did! I got it at this amazing place called Joann's! They had so much to choose from and great prices (my fabric cost me $8 for two yards)! I will be back for fabric for curtains and pillows!! I got some batting to cover the frame before i put the fabric on it (that cost $10). Hubs had a staple gun, so I was good to go! Once I got going, it was so easy! And fun :)
It was so easy yall! Really! I will definitely be doing that again! Hubs went and bought a piece of plywood from Home Depot and cut me a frame that was 60 inches wide and 34 inches high! This fit for our queen bed!
Here is the fabric I chose...
Here's the frame Hubs cut.
And the batting on the frame!
And here's the finished product hung in our guest bedroom. I didn't show you the rest of the room because it's not quite complete, but we are working on it! :) I promise to post room pics soon!
And if I ever want to change the fabric, I now know it will be so easy and inexpensive :)
Our house is slowly coming together. I promise to do "after" pics room by room soon! :)