Thursday, January 29, 2015

How To Make a Patchwork Headboard

A few years ago, before Pinterest had made it's way into my life, I actually got decorating magazines in the mail each month. One such mag was Better Homes and Gardens. At the time, I was re-decorating my daughter's room from preschooler to "big girl". I wanted to do something different and fun, and had seen in BHG the coolest headboard that I knew for sure I could create. It was so easy and not expensive. You can see the original post here. Of course, being me, I had to do things slightly different to cut down on both time and cost. *These directions are for a twin bed.
Start by cutting (with a saw) 16, 7.5in x 10in pieces of wood, as seen here
Cut 16, 10in x 13in pieces of 4 different patterned fabrics
Cut 16, 7.5in x 10in pieces of quilt batting
Place a piece of batting on a piece of wood, then cover with a piece of fabric. Using a staple gun (I didn't have one so I used a desk stapler), wrap the fabric and staple to the back of the wood. Once all 16 wood pieces are wrapped and stapled, place side by side in the design of your choosing. Using 6 strips of wood, like found here, connect using wood screws. 

Once all the rectangles are connected and secure, turn over and admire your work. Hang using ring hooks. 

What's great about this headboard is now that my daughter is over pink and black and wants a blue and green room, I can easily change out the fabric covers and recover using new, fresh fabrics of her liking. Also, this headboard not only looks good as an addition to a bed, but with a few minor tweaks would look great with pins, photos or or any other favorites attached! 


23 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous idea! I love it! My oldest daughter would love that- pink is her favourite colour.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  2. I love the pink, great for a teens room, so glad to have you stop by to link up this week on Friday Feature! Have a great weekend!
    Karren
    xoxo

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  3. I love this idea! The headboard looks beautiful! So cute!

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  4. Adorable! I'll be featuring this post tomorrow at the Thoughtful Spot! Thx for linking up!

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    1. Thank you for the feature! I always enjoy linking up at your site! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Great idea! I've pinned this for my daughters. Found you on Dream Create Inspire.

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  6. Thank you for contributing to Motivational Monday!

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  7. Ashleigh, I love this! Very smart to plan it so that you can make changes when your daughter tires of these colors (I love them and I am sure MY granddaughter would too) Pinned it AND selected this post as my Editor's Pick from our last party. You will be featured this week on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row. Congrats! (We go live 7pm EDT Tuesdays so get there early :)

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    1. Thank you for pinning and for the Editor's pick! {And for hosting your linky}. Have a great weekend!! xx

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  8. Oh I love this idea. I love the couple of quilts I have and this would be really neat for twin beds. Following your social links.

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    1. Yes, quilts would work so well with this...great idea! Thank you for following and for stopping by!! xx

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  9. Hi Ashleigh, love the headboard. Great job.
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thank you so much! Have a nice weekend! xx

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  10. So cute. I may have to do this for my youngest dd's room.

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    1. Oh you should, it's so easy! If you do, let me know how it turns out!! xx

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  11. This is SO great! Thanks for linking up. I'm featuring you this week at Friday Favorites!!

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    1. Thank you for the feature!! Have a great weekend!! xx

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  12. Super cute headboard Ashley!! Pinned.

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