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Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Headboard

Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Headboard
In my master bedroom, I wanted an extra large headboard that would make a statement.Here are my instructions on how to make a fabric headboard…not just any fabric’ll see. Step 1: Find fabric that you love! I found this fabric at my favorite fabric store called Home Fabrics and Rugs. Step 2: Measure your space. Go big or go home right!?!? Step 3: Divide your space into squares. Step 4: Buy 2 sheets of thin backer board and cut them PRECISELY the right size. Step 5: Buy some foam and cut it into precisely the right size. Step 6: Cut the fabric. Step 7: Upholster every square. I’m not going to lie, this part was very frustrating. We had to HOT GLUE to fabric onto the boards and then the staples would go through. We also made pencil marks on the back sides of the boards to use as guides of how far to pull the fabric. Step 8. Step 9: Lay out your squares and decide on their position. Step 10. UPDATE (May 19) I wanted to answer some of your questions about the mounting process. Related:  Bedroom Decor

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Pegboard Headboard Don’t worry I haven’t deemed myself a poet, the title just rhymes by accident, ughm.. Remember my oohing’ and aahing’ over headboards left and right? Well, despite my insisting that I was going to decide on the perfect DIY version to create, I finally broke down and made one that would accommodate my constant indecisiveness (now you can sleep well knowing you won’t wake up to another one of my headboard proclamations). PegboardDry wall screwsClear spacersPegboard hangersGeneral mounting tools (I used four pegboard squares because we had no way to transport the size we needed in one go..) 1 | Get a general idea of the layout you want, then measure & mark. 2 | Anchor dry-wall screws to the wall, and then place clear spacers between the wall and pegboard before screwing them in place. 3 | Continue with the remaining boards. 4 | Use pegboard accessory hangers to decorate! sponsored by Like this: Like Loading...

Temptation Every so often an email lands in my inbox from perhaps the cruelest man I know. Chris from Welcome Beyond dangles dream designs in front of me and it is all I can do to stop myself from hocking everything I own, jumping a plane and escaping to the hand picked boutique vacation properties that litter the pages of their website. Chris has cruelly tempted me again with a Spanish beauty and oh the temptation! Alemanys 5 ... "located in the core part of Girona's medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the Sixteenth Century. Its recent restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence."

how to... wallpaper a dresser The wallpapered dresser in Layla's end of our room I've had a few people ask me how I did this. I originally didn't post as there was a possibility it'd go in the magazine. Step 1 Take off any handles and remove drawers. Step 2 Paint or stain the cupboard frame if you wish. Step 3 Arrange the wallpaper samples on the floor in a pattern you'd like to replicate on the drawer front. Step 4 Use a cutting mat or chopping board, stanley knife and ruler to cut one neat edge of the wallpaper. Step 5 Firmly press the paper over the drawer, smoothing out any lumps. A cloce-up: bumps and all! Step 6 Repeat with the second piece of paper, only this time make the neat line on the other side so they line up nicely on the drawer. Step 7 Turn the drawer over and place on the cutting mat or board. Step 8 Repeat on all drawers. Step 9 Done and wait for the compliments! If anyone does this themselves, let me know - would love to see your version!

Check Out This ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Themed Restaurant! » MTV Geek Ever wished you take that hot date on trip to Wonderland? You know, the place with those crazies that Alice got sucked into? Well if you happen to be in Tokyo any time soon you can. That’s right; Alice of Magic World is an Alice In Wonderland-themed restaurant full things straight out of the Lewis Carroll classic. Playing card dining tables, a magic forest and heart-shaped chandeliers make this place the trip you’re looking for, without the need for those troublesome hallucinogens! Head past the break for a bunch of nice big photos -- we know how much you like those. We have to say this one of the cooler restaurants we've seen lately and there's no doubt we would eat here. Related Posts:Marvel Universe To Invade Disney Theme Parks!

Painting Furniture Ideas | The New Home Ec By Cyd Converse | It’s a running joke that I never pay retail for furniture. Ever. Years of living on a budget have allowed me to perfect the fine art of scouring Craigslist, flea markets and garage sales for just the right furniture pieces. And if they aren’t just right? A little elbow grease and paint goes a long way to adding a lot of style to hand-me-downs and vintage finds. nggallery id=’126257′ Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for updates. 25 space-saving tips to organize your home20 creative headboards you can make yourself25 forts your kids (and you!) About Cyd Converse Cyd Converse Cyd Converse is a blogger, designer and stylist with a passion for parties and entertaining.

15 Killer Offices by Tech Companies The Architecture. The construction. The systems. The layout & design inside. A new office encapsulates everything that makes software development happen. Here are 15 killer offices created by companies in the business of software & tech (in no particular order). 15. Somehow they managed to make their office as 'cute' as their website. Images by Dustin Diaz via 14. The most killer office in Cal ? via 13. In 2008 the Freshview team, makers of Campaign Monitor, set out to create the ultimate office for startup developers. via Campaign Monitor 12. Yada yada yada, Groupon is hugely successful - ok now checkout Micheal's room! Images via 11. Dropbox has grown to become one of the top companies to come out of YCombinator. via Dropbox and TechCrunch 10. 37Signals Chicago, Illinois The 37Signals team went with an 'inwardly focused' office layout for their new office; freshly built in summer 2010. via 37Signals 9. 8. Unlimited vacation time. 7. 6. 5. 4.

{Manic Monday}- Master Bedroom Makeover Continued... I have come to realize that this master bedroom makeover is going to be a step-by-step process dragged out over many weekends. I envy the bloggers out there that set their mind on a project and, while feeding a gaggle of needy children, maintaining a spotless household and never missing a blog post, manage to bang out an entire room renovation in a measly Saturday afternoon. That, my friends, is not me. Hell, I barely managed to do the laundry this weekend and my husband feeds me. I did, however, manage to finish one more piece of the master bedroom and I'm pretty much stoked with the results. Before I reveal, allow me to preface the project with the statement that I fully expect the quote above our bed to mean absolutely nothing to you guys. Back when I was a child and there were the three of us girls sharing a bedroom, we had a little bedtime routine where my parents tucked us in. Parent: "I love you." How to Make note that the word "Infinity" is a different font here. Where to Buy:

Curved Wall Tiles by Lithos - new Favo Curve Like this article? Share it: These contemporary curved wall tiles by Lithos are an unconventional and unexpected way to finish your rooms. diy {pallet headboard} | rice designs And just in time for the weekend.. the long awaited pallet headboard! I’m excited to (finally) share this project! It’s the biggest project I’ve shared to date. Our Supplies: Pallets (we used two pallets, because some of the boards split as I was taking them apart and some were in bad condition). 2x4s for the frame (Two pieces at 66 inches each. Hardware- 4 nuts/bolts/washers (these attach the headboard to the metal bed frame) and a box of screws (to attach the pallet boards to the frame and make the frame. A drill and a hammer. A crowbar would have been super helpful for pulling the pallets apart. Sand paper, stain and polyeurethane (and a foam brush/rag for the stain, a brush for the poly). As an afterthought- white paint to paint the frame. A level. What We Did: 1. 2. This is where things get a little weird. 3. So at this point, all the pallet boards are attached to a 2×4 about 7 inches from the top of the pallet boards. 4. 5. 6. I hope this picture helps explain some of the measurements.

Top 5 Friday: Upcycling Ideas (Start As One Thing, End As Another!) - Style Sheet Whether you call it upcycling, reusing, refurbishing or reimagining, today's Top 5 Friday is all about finding decor inspiration and doing it yourself. Headboard From Wooden Skids (aka Pallets) This idea came courtesy of Julia Black from Pure Design, who hosted a video series for us called The Green Geek. Chair Turned Bathroom Caddy Image: Pink to Green blog (via French Charming, originally from Country Living) This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" Large Wooden Spool Turned Art Table/Coffee Table Image: Design*Sponge I was actually inspired last night at the bus stop (in front of a condo construction project) by four large wooden spools just sitting around, just the perfect size and shape for my current coffee table conundrum. Vintage Crates Turned Storage Images: Apartment Therapy This isn't a new idea, but it's a good one! Suitcase Turned Chair (Love!) Image: Seriously, isn't this amazing?

DIY Upholstered Headboard- Video Tutorial « As many of you know we are giving our bedroom a “make-under”. It’s kind of like a makeover, but different. The reason for this make-under is that we will be selling our house soon & we felt like our bedroom before was too taste specific. We wanted to tone down the bedroom & really make it a neutral relaxing bedroom space that would be appealing to potential buyers. Step one of our bedroom makeover was emptying out the room {You can see the details about that post here} The second step to the room makeover is creating a new & very simple headboard for the room after we removed our wood plank headboard. Here is our wood plank headboard before we took it down… We loved the DIY pallet headboard while we had it, but like all good things, it had to come to an end. Here is the room all emptied out with the walls patched & ready for paint. } The color on the walls is called Dover white by Sherwin Williams. & There it is! So, what do you think? This post is a collaboration with 3M DIY.

TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew DIY Plywood Print Headboard I finally got around to painting my room and making a headboard to go with my new bed. Waking up in a clean, fresh space has been amazing. This headboard is super simple but it’s one of my favorite DIY’s. I took this picture up in the Adirondacks this fall and now I get to wake up and look at that gorgeous view every day. My next trip up there can’t come soon enough! Blogger confessions: I was so excited to do this project that I went to Lowe’s to pick up the plywood (and a bunch of wood for other projects) and didn’t even think about how tiny my car is… I wheeled a huge cart a wood out to my car and stood and stared at my car for a few seconds and realized this probably wasn’t going to work. What you need: -Plywood -Engineering Print -Hot Glue Gun -ModPodge How to make it: Get your print done at Staples – I think mine was $5. What kind of picture would you choose to hang above your bed? xo.