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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.



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