I can't believe it took me this long to man up and complete this project.
Remember the baby girl's room?
I've had plans since, oh. . . last April? to make her a tufted headboard.
There's something about me and fabric. Freaks me right out. Fabric and I: we are not one.
So I was all like, "baby steps, Mandi. . .baby steps."
Cut out the headboard? I can do that.
Okay, done. Oh! This is the point where I wanted to tell you the size of this headboard. Just in case you were wondering. You're probably not, but just in case. For a twin sized bed, this is 48" tall, and 42" wide, thus making the headboard stick out a little less than 2" on each side. It sits on the floor on it's own, unlike many headboards that just stick out from the top of the bed.
Just in case you wanted to know. You probably didn't, though.
Step two: cut the foam to fit the headboard? Okay, I can wield scissors. No problem-o. Spray the spray adhesive to attach the foam to the plywood? Done.
And then I pulled out the piece of linen I had decided on waaaaay back in April, and it was a wrinkled disaster.
allow me let you in on a little secret around this house:
if I'm like,
"We're going to need to iron that."
my kids are like,
"An iron? What's an iron?"
"It's the thing that gets wrinkles out, son."
"You mean a spray bottle?"
"No, an iron. It heats up.?."
We play Monopoly all the time, and Jace thinks the iron piece is a shield. We just go with it.
"Move your shield, son."
Also, we say "son" too much.
But back to the matter at hand.
I went the easy, Mandilicious way (psst: she's got a real tutorial over there), and used washers and screws to do my tufts. Because that's something I know how to do.
I like to think it gives this linen headboard a touch of industrial style. Don't you think?
Nah, I didn't really leave it that way. But I did leave the screws poking out the back in that way. You could always cut and file down the screws, or go to the store and pick the exact length as the material you used to make such a headboard, but that would require a not lazy disposition.
And I don't have that.
Then, I used those fabric buttons and epoxy-ed them on. I'm thinking the epoxy was a tad excessive.
This is where I tell you what a cheap bastage I am. This headboard?
There's no foam in the bottom middle of it. I didn't want to go back to the store for another roll, and I didn't want to pay for it either, and no one's going to see what's behind the bed, okay?? Gosh.
The other thing that makes me cheap? But I prefer the term "frugal"? Those fabric buttons are expensive. If you know where to get these in packages that have more than 4 and don't cost an arm and a leg, I'd be much obliged to you for letting me know where. Because I've only tufted this bad boy to where the pillows hide.
(hope they hide. . .think they hide. . .I'll make it hide. . .)
And I like it. And it took me an afternoon, so. . . bonus.