Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Drop-Cloth Headboard

 A few months back, I picked up a handmade upholstered headboard for $10 at a garage sale. I was thrilled because I had planned on making one with my dad's help. But with this find, all I needed to do was recover it. My daughter wanted a burlap type fabric, so I decided to save some money and use a drop-cloth. I picked one up for $12.99 and washed/dried it. 

Before 

After


Working with the nail head trim was equivalent to working with chicken wire: miserable but well worth it. 

I must say that the headboard looks much better in person. We are temporarily in an apartment for a few months and our walls are obviously the color of a drop cloth!

9 comments:

Michelle said...

What an absolute bargain of a find! It looks great with the nail head trim, the pain was worth it :)

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Oh My Goodness Girl! WOW! And that Nail Trim- you did a wonderful job with it! Oh I can see it with a nice color on the wall....it's gonna pop!! :) Great Find and Fix up!!

Anne said...

I think it's a fabulous idea - don't you hate it when the photos don't look as good as it does in person??!

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

It's beautiful!! I love the nail head trim, and that was a GREAT idea to use the drop cloth! Inexpensive but looks like a million bucks! Oh and I totally get not loving how your stuff looks up against a rental's wall color- I always cringe at all the pics of my house because the bright yellow walls drive me nuts. But we're renting so nothing I can do about it. Someday everything will look the way I want it to!
Thanks so much for your super sweet comment about my bench!! :D

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

You intrigued me with your comment on my blog ... and I am hugely proud of you and your amazing drop cloth nail head trim headboard! Bravo. Very glam!

:)

Linda

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

That is quite a makeover! Looks great! Thanks so much for sharing at uncommon! featuring this on our FB page today! :)

Inspired by you said...

The nailheads really make the headboard. Great job!

Amy @ The Happy Tulip said...

Lovely job! I've been wanting to DIY my own headboard too. Using a drop-cloth is rather genius because it's so inexpensive but has great texture.
Great idea!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Fantastic - love it!