HeadBOARD, that is!
I was recently in my local Savers store and saw this grody headboard. It was marked $19.99 and I thought it had potential, but I have a garage full of furniture with potential, so I gritted my teeth and walked away from it.
About a week later, I popped into Savers to see what was new. Lo and behold, the headboard was still there, so I took it as a sign that it was meant to be mine, and I hauled that baby up to the register!
Next came the hunt for the fabric to recover the center part. I searched just about every fabric store near me and found a couple prints that were almost what I wanted, but I don’t like to spend money on something unless it makes me go, “Oh, it’s perfect!,” so the hunt continued. I did find a plain deep aqua fabric that was the perfect weight and price at JoAnn, and I got a sudden inspiration to make my OWN print with a fabric stencil.
Although the stenciling was much easier (the spray adhesive is the key) than I expected, it was time-consuming, so I only stenciled the parts that would show! Meanwhile, I gave the frame a couple coats of glossy white paint. I Febrezed the heck out of the padded section of the headboard and stretched the freshly-hatched fabric right over the original fabric. You’ll find out soon enough – I’m not one to make work for myself!
Below is the result of my labors. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!
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