I’ve mentioned a few times before that when JP and I first got married, we purchased a matchy-matchy bedroom suite that I almost instantly regretted and quickly grew tired of. But I’m not about to shell out a bunch more money to get new stuff. So I’m doing my best Tim Gunn on that bedroom suite and I’m going to “Make it work.” And I started with my headboard.
Just as a refresher, here’s what I started with:
My inspiration was this dress I came across on Pinterest:
I love all things painterly and the bold black and white pattern is perfection!
And I decided rather than try to purchase fabric (expensive), I decided to try my hand at making my own. So I picked up 2 yards of white duck fabric from Hobby Lobby, along with some black fabric paint. I love duck because it’s SO thick, kind of like canvas. I measured my headboard (which was approximately 25″x60″) and then cut a piece of fabric that left plenty of wiggle room (about 30″x65″).
I have to admit, my first couple strokes were kind of scary..I was afraid I would mess it up.
But I got into a groove pretty quickly.
There really was no rhyme or reason to my method..a brushstroke here, a brushstroke there…here a stroke, there a stroke, everywhere a stroke stroke.
I let it dry for about an hour, and then I taped the fabric to my headboard to try and get an idea of what it was going to look like.
And. I. Loved. It.
So I whipped out my staple gun and got to work.
Oh hey, look at me pretend staple-gunning with my left hand for photographic purposes. Just as a side note, pretty much any time you see my using my left hand in a picture, it’s totally staged because I need my right hand to take the picture. Blogger problems.
Once it was stapled, I trimmed off the excess fabric as close to the staples as I could get. And then it was time to cover up those staples. I decided to use some black fabric trim.
My trim was pretty thin (3/8″) so one row wasn’t going to cover it. So I just added a second row.
And with that, I called this project D-U-N.
And just because we know everyone likes a good before and after:
I think Tim would be proud.