Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sophie's upholstered headboard

 I was able to start and complete a whole project at this house this week. See I seem to be able to start projects but other things just have to wait , until the floor is installed, oh those floors, three more days until they can be installed but truth be told it may have to wait a week , dealing with 16 foot long boards may just be a two person job.
Back to my headboard project, I used the super cheap OSB or chipboard plywood , had my Home Depot associate cut down the sheet to the width I needed which was 56" for the double bed. I had it cut down in height to 42", this fit perfectly into the back of my car, after I took it back in to have it trimmed down to the 42" from 48". It turned out to be the perfect height after all.
So I took it home and use my paper template that I made for a headboard I made way back when, I know I should insert the old post link but I'm so busy and a little too lazy to do that right now, apologies.
I used the jig saw to cut the oh so curvy stylish corners. Ok here it is. http://chriskauffman.blogspot.ca/2009/10/headboard-construction.html
Off Sophie and I went to choose the fabric and to pick up the foam and batting.
OK here is the thing about foam , it is pricey , but you must have foam I think . To cover this headboard with upholstery grade 2" foam would be $70.99 , that is a bit much for me. So here is what I did , I went to Canadian tire and went to the camping section and found this foam, http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/5/SportsRec/Camping/SleepingPads/PRDOVR~0762504P/Foam+Sleeping+Pad.jsp?locale=en   , it is perfect. I used the 24" wide version. My good friend has used this same foam for her headboard so I knew it was right. Then off to the fabric store for batting and fabric. Sophie chose this white fabric , I think it will look so pretty with the light lilac shade she has selected for her walls. For the nails I learned the hard way that nail strips work way way better than individual nails , I picked those up here http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=52744&cat=3,41306,41324&ap=1 I used the simple chrome.
So quick and easy.
We then went out and got a great cheap box spring from our favorite bed store , Sleep Factory and after getting a bed skirt we had a completely lovely bed for Sophie. The accent pillow with the butterfly we picked up at Homesense.
The bedding is from Ikea and cost $14.99, it is a duvet cover set.
Now if we could find a chandelier be-fitting this bedroom we would be so happy. But for now I celebrate the completed bed.

9 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

This turned out great. Love the idea of using the foam from the camping section. Great price saver.

Inspire Me Heather said...

It does look beautiful - nice job!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

You are so smart Chris - brilliant idea for the foam! Sophie's room is so cute already. It came together quickly!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks fabulous. I love your design and the curves are lovely. Beautiful bed. Hugs, Marty

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Sophie's bed turned out so well! What a beautiful start to her room. Love the pillows!

Lynda said...

Love your blog... long time lurker from Germany. I have been wanting to make a headboard for my bed forever.. but am unsure how to mount it on to the wall. How did you do that? You are really clever.. I have told many people about your 'kitchen island' building...!

Just Beachy said...

Lynda I used these http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=56389&cat=3,40914,50630&ap=1
I made sure to mount it onto screws that I made sure were in studs.
Chris

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

So pretty, Chris!

sue
xo

Susan said...

How pretty! I would have been nervous about using white fabric for a child's headboard, but I guess it can be re-covered if need be!

You did a great job. I think I need a jigsaw!

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