DIY, show and tell

Show & Tell: Statement Headboard

  1. Ruthie says:

    Wow! Kristen did an amazing job. Best photo I’ve seen all day – that dog is precious!

  2. Deanna says:

    I knew I recognized that first headboard! So elegant. I’d love to try making it myself, but chances are that it’ll turned out a mangled mess.

  3. love it. I want that ruby green one so bad.
    but look at that pups mug. he just needs a snuggle!

  4. That is a great shape and her dog is adorable !

  5. Okay, SO much to comment on.

    First, dying over the yellow and black room!
    Secondly – Must. DIY. That. Headboard…
    and thirdly (maybe most importantly) GIVE ME THAT DOG.

    Thanks for the wonderful post!

  6. I’ve been toying with the idea of making an upholstered headboard for ages. I have some really great fabric that was left over from a client project that would be perfect. You used egg crates/mattress pads to create the foam layer, right? I have a feeling it will be one of those things that I do and say, “I should have done this a lot sooner.”

    • I was toying with the idea for a while too and definitely had that “I shoulda tackled this earlier” moment after!

      I’ve read that you can use egg crates as foam to keep the cost down. I just called around local fabric stores asking for recommendations for places that distribute foam (that can cut it down based on your template). If you are doing a complicated shape like I did, even though its a bit pricier, it might be worth it. But if you are doing a simple shape, I say save that mulah and get some egg crates! 🙂

  7. Miranda Agee says:

    Ok. Now I want one! Only thing is, in NYC, it is so SO hard to find someone to do a major custom-cut like that. (That is why I have been thinking about buying my own jigsaw… I could use that in 650 sq. ft., right??) Also, see that little vase of flowers on her bedside table? I just replicated that Kate Spade bowl. It was super easy and I’m really in love with it. I posted it today if you’d like to see! Cheers!

  8. stephanie says:

    I have loved that headboard forever.

  9. Just goes to show you that anything is possible. Love both headboards!

  10. Camila- The bursts of black in the fabric of Michelle’s headboard are fun. So pretty. I like the diy one, too!

    Because of your outstanding efforts in promoting all things stylish, I’m awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award. See the latest post on my blog!


  11. I just love the diy headboard—it’s done very well!

  12. J&JHome says:

    It’s beautiful. I just finished working on one this weekend. I’ll be posting about it by the weekend. I decided to go for a straight line to keep it more modern. I also was a little scared to go for a shapely one. They are really easy to make.

  13. Cindy says:

    LOL, that’s my favorite picture too – and what a cool headboard. The possibilities are endless when you design it yourself with YOUR favorite fabric.

  14. Mary says:

    I made that headboard last summer. Getting the fabric stretched over the straight horizontal part was a bitch! I almost ripped the fabric. But all in all it finally turned out fabulous.

  15. diane says:

    Great DIY. We also published a post onthe same topic here but there is not cute dog in our post!

  16. TG says:

    love that headboard!! it is so so cute!!

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