Headboard Frames

Thursday, February 3, 2011
I believe I have been planning this project in my head for about three months now. I had no headboard and it was driving me nuts. This is what I was working with…
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Which is fine but I wasn’t digging it. I finally decided that I wanted to create some sort of mock headboard so I came up with this…
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I love it!! I think it looks 100% better. I am in the middle of a bedroom re-do so I don’t have all the throw pillows I’d like and I have only one night stand but its coming together. Here is how I pulled these headboard frames together.
I purchased three frames from Target on clearance for $12 a piece.
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I removed the Plexiglas that was substituting as glass and took off the back cardboard piece of the frame.
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I then simply added four layers of quilt filler to the cardboard, secured into place by my trusty glue gun.
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I measured out my fabric and then ironed out all the wrinkles, I hate ironing by the way.
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Notice the Diet Coke in the background? No project is complete without a Diet Coke nearby. The next step was wrapping the fabric around the frame backing and the quilt filler. The key here was making sure to add a cutout any where there was a frame hook. Like this…
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It doesn’t make for a pretty looking back but no one is going to see that, at least that’s what I have to keep telling myself.
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After that came my  next least favorite activity (after ironing), hanging the frames up. I may have a mild case of OCD so even after measuring 23832749023 times I am never satisfied that they are straight. Oh well. Here is the final product…
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This picture makes me see that they are for sure not straight Sad smile.
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Be on the look out for my final master bedroom reveal (once I get around to finishing it).

75 comments:

Kirsten said...

The "headboard" frames look great! (and, by the way, there is not a single task that I can complete without a diet coke as well)

Cierra::The Yellow House said...

I love this idea! I've been trying to figure what to do for a headboard myself & I might have to give this a try. :)

J and A said...

Love it! :)

Tia Brumbelow said...

Such a great and thrifty Idea. It turned out wonderfully!

Tatter Beans said...

really nice.... and great tutorial

LV said...

I really like what you did. The substitute headboard looks great. Super idea.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Great idea and well done! Love the fabric, too. What accent pillows will you add to your bed? Would love to see!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

That's a great idea! Can't wait to see the finished product!!!

*Andrea* said...

LOVE IT!! 100% better

TheCraftInMe said...

Wow, these look awesome, love the fabric!

Ramsey said...

Brilliant idea girl! This looks awesome!

Kathy said...

That fabric you picked out is awesome for this! It reminds me of wrought iron. Great project!

Rachel @ A Tall Drink of Water said...

Fab! Love how it turned out...I'm working towards a bedroom redo and need something to go above my bed. I do have a headboard but wanted some sort of art. This has me thinking....
Found you through House of Hepworths link up.

Kortney said...

It looks great! You did a good job! I'm following from the hop! Come visit me at kortneyskrazylife.blogspot.com

jennifer said...

I know you must be pleased with the changes because that looks fabulous!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Looks fabulous! Great job and great price on those frames! Thanks for linking up! :)

Morgan@Meet Virginia said...

LOVe this it turned out so super great!!

Lauren @ 31diy said...

What a fantastic idea! The fabric is beautiful, and I'm a big fan of how inexpensive this project was. Love it!

Alison said...

Just over from Hodge Podge...this is a great idea and I love how it turned out. You should definitely link this to my party Fridays Unfolded at http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-4.html

Blessings,

Alison

KY said...

AWESOME idea!!! It really gives your room some POP and PIZAZZ!! Fabulous work :)

the cape on the corner said...

good for you, that looks great. i wish i thought of things like that! argh. i'm working on it!

Lori Deming said...

Your frames turned out great! I love the fabric. Great job.

Joelle said...

What a fabulous idea! I love it! Good job, and I can't wait to see the whole thing!

xoxo,
Joelle

My House of L said...

Great idea, looks great!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Really like that idea. I have a king size headboardless (dont' think that's even a word) bed with too much wall over it and my borrow your idea sometime to help fill in some of that wall space.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Great idea, looks wonderful, hugs!

Mandy Coffey said...

this looks awesome! i'd love for you to come link up your creations at my Friday link party today www.smallfineprint.com

Chunky Knubby Navel said...

That looks great! I saw you joined 20sb, so I thought I'd come say hi =)

Whitney

Mandi Smith T said...

Great idea! M
www.interiordesignmusing.blogspot.com

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Those look amazing! And they also look totally straight to me?! Ha, maybe you have a better eye for it. :-) We don't have a headboard either, and it drives me completely crazy.

Emily said...

That's so cool! I did that very same thing a year or two ago only my project was a bulletin board. :)
x

Claire said...

I love the "framed" headboardthe fabric is a perfect accessory to the room-found you on a linky party and I'm your newest follower- stop by and visit sometime! Claire

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Lauren, your mock headboard looks straight to me! This is a great idea and would work well in lots of areas. Any project that involves fabric is good with me :). Hugs,Kim

Jeri Lynne said...

Can't wait to see the finished re-do! I love before and afters!!! You did a great job on this project...way to go! Checking in from 'Who's Crafty' at FTLOB.

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Lauren, thanks so much for linking these up! :-)

Julie Anne said...

Gorgeous!! Makes me wish my bed wasn't underneath a window!! :)

mrsking14 said...

I'm a bit late, but following you from Friday's blog hop! You can find me at http://thasuburbanhousewife.blogspot.com

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

Well done - looks great!

Diana said...

This is such a great idea! I'm going to try this to my bedroom, my walls are so bland!! Thanks for posting!

Jen said...

Those are really neat! Stopping by from Say Hi Sunday
jen @ messhalltobistro.blogspot.com

Meg said...

Augh! Love this! What a great idea. It's beautiful! Great job.

Allie said...

Fabulous! I love that idea!! :)

AllieMakes! said...

Fantastic! I really like that it is in the frames!\Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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Sarah, Three Boys said...

Those look awesome! What a great idea!!

C.Byrd said...

LOVE it! I've been looking for something to do for a headboard too, this may just be a project I might try and take on!!

heidi said...

These look great. I would love to have them in my room. Thanks for the inspiration, I've been trying to figure out how to make my bed look a little more chic.

www.aweekfromthursday.wordpress.com

Melissa~ said...

Wow, Lauren, that looks so good! We are renting temporarily so I don't have anything on the walls, but this looks like something I could do short term and it would look so cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

Heidi Ferguson said...

Clever headboard solution! Very doable. I'll have to suggest it to my mom for her guest room--she's not super crafty but I think she could pull this one off!

PS Cute blog design!

Heidi
www.honeybearlane.com

Heidi Ferguson said...

I just noticed that you're going to creative estates! I'm going too! Hopefully I'll meet you there!

Heidi
www.honeybearlane.com

Stacey said...

Love this idea! Just found your blog thru Tater Tots & Jello...I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to explore your blog & I know we already have something in common-diet coke!!!

Jennifer said...

These are so fantastic! I love them and i am totally going to steal this idea!! :)

1grown2togo said...

What an absolutely awesome idea it turned out GREAT!! New GFC follower from Tag Back Tuesday~Shari

http://www.1grown2togo.blogspot.com

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

OMG! These are fabulous! I can't believe how awesome it looks!!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Found you on Not Just A Housewife. These are great! We don't have a headboard either, and maybe I need to try something like this...

Between3Sisters.com said...

I have been looking for an easy to make headboard idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

I would love to have you link the post to our weekly link party:
http://www.between3sisters.com/search/label/MidweekMotivation/

Blue Bedroom Studio said...

I like this a lot! I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the room.

Erin said...

Great idea!! I love the fabric choice! :)

I have picture hanging OCD too...my walls usually look like swiss cheese by the time I'm done...and I still think it looks crooked.

gitz said...

what a brilliant idea... i absolutely love it! the fabric is really lovely.

The Treasurista said...

Hop on over to the Party! Would love for you to link-up @

http://thetreasurista.blogspot.com/p/treasuristas-thursday-treasures-come.html

The Treasurista
Finding and Creating FUN things...

Fashion said...

Great idea! Thanks for linking up to our new Terrific Thursday Blog Hop! I am following you on GFC- would love for you to follow us and post our button to help spread the word!
Rondi
http://wahmresourcesite.com

Shannon said...

What a fabulous idea for a faux headboard! I have the same problem and don't see an expensive bed frame anytime in my future. I LOVE your idea! It turned out beautifully!

http://www.shannonsews.blogspot.com

It's a Keeper said...

Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

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Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

Awesome idea!

I featured your project on my Fab Friday Favorites today.

Cheers!

julie

Ann said...

what a terrific job you have done. Very creative lady, and I am anxious to see your big reveal.
Happy VTT
Ann

Lisa K said...

WOW you are so talented. I hope to use some of your thrifty ideas to give my blah house so uplifting. I am your latest follower I hope you check out my blog and follow back.
Grandma's Secrets to Savings
www.grandmassecretstosavings.com

Donene said...

Love your headboard frames! I am following you back! thanks for your nice comments!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

sp pretty!!! I love yur bedroom!!!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

please come link this to our party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

Have a great weekend!

AllieMakes! said...

AWESOME! Fabulous job using inexpensive things to make something look Expensive...
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Mystee said...

wow those frames are great. very neat idea for a beroom

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

These look fantastic! Great work!

I know what you mean about OCD with things being straight, lined up, even, etc! So frustrating! lol!

Judy said...

Those really look awesome. What a great idea for over a bed. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

April said...

Awesome job! Thanks for linking this up! Can't wait to see what you've got this weekend!

Crystal said...

Love this idea! I'll be featuring it on Friday.

Angelina said...

Awesome headboard frames. just love them. I also found wide range of new headboards on cheap prices at http://www.dreambedroom.co.uk/compare_headboards.html