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This was a painful project but it was sooooo worth it, I cant wait to put it up!!! 🙂

It took me a long time to pick out fabric and lots of thinking because I didn’t realize there is no fabric with a wider width above 54 inches (at least I have not found one). This presented challenges since I wanted to do an 80″ x 60″ Headboard for a queen bed instead of the regular 48″ x 60″ I have seen on several blogs. After I started the project I realised its the same fabric that All Things Thrifty used, I just did it different. I love their idea too!

I got the fabric at Home Fabrics for $4.99 yrd and all the rest at Home Depot. Check the reject bin at Home Depot for wood sold at $.50 a piece.

I used:

  • Plywood
  • Hot glue gun
  • Staple gun
  • 3×1’s
  • 4×1
  • Batting
  • Fabric
  • Nail head trim
  • Spray Adhesive
  • 1″ High density foam
  • Patience
  • Loss of a new nails

The white wood is some extra support beams I added

HD Foam measured, cut and stuck to plywoon with spray adhesive

Batting added and stapled in the center

Edge of the collection - I used 10oz batting first then 4 oz for the topper

Sizing fabric and pattern positioning

I used hotglue because sewing wasnt working well for me...it was a sad state

Both pieces joined and looking good. I did opt to add nail head trim to further hide the seam

I started with the middle to make sure it was balanced left and right

Progress, not bad though I ran out of nail heads - make sure you get enough, I didnt measure :/

Yes - I see the bends. (I dont care?) lol

Finished! I love it 🙂

It will go up once I figure out what the color of the side tables will be…..pondering.

Enjoy!

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Chair Rescue

I found this gem for $6.99 @ Thriftcity. It was quite gross looking but I wanted a swivel chair with a nice back so I leaped and got it, I figured I could toss it out if all else failed.

Before:

belch!

Fabric choices courtesy of Home Fabrics @ $3.99 a yrd and wall color choice:

Colors

Measured foam over old frame:

I used the old foam to measure and fit the new one

After:

Complete

In it’s future home repainted this weekend:

Future office/den

More shots:

The Back

Once More:

Love it!

Linking to:

The Shabby Chic Cottage

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I bought a desk from St. Vincent that I absolutely love! I plan on painting the top and trim into a creamish color. Its extremely heavy so I have had to take it apart for us to be able to get it into the den.

My inspiration from Wheelerthree

https://i2.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/_WPbLgrmkMXQ/S8WpqEpnF9I/AAAAAAAAACA/zYkhB-Fc9-A/s320/IMG_1169.JPG

Mrs Devore’s Dresser:

https://i2.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/_06L2t27MC50/SueHfRh00yI/AAAAAAAAADQ/cr5x-7cjCKQ/s400/dresser-after.jpg

Stay tuned!

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We needed a bench for the bedroom where Mister can relax while getting dressed – his words not mine. I could not find benches under $200 (my budget) so I opted for the $25 option. Yes this was only $25 excluding paint, sweat and tears. There were no tears really just lots of excitement.

I got fabric at $3.99 a yard from Home Fabrics. This store is amazing!!! There is one by me so I get to actually dig through the back of the store. The front store fabrics are between $12.99 – $ 6.99 which is a much better deal than Hobby Lobby or Joanns.

Now the project!

Before:

After:

Primed:

Painted

Two inch foam, batting and fabric on plywood:

Tada!

Enjoy lovelies!

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Next: My chair re-upholstery. That gem was $6.99!!!!

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