Thursday, April 9, 2009

A MaryDeluxe DIY Headboard

I have gone for a long time without a headboard for my bed because I have been waiting to find a nice Heywood Wakefield bedroom set at a reasonable price. I've had no such luck in finding one. So, today I just decided that my bed really needed a headboard and I'll just make one myself..... how hard could it be for a handy gal like me??? Actually it wasn't hard at all and I wish I had done it sooner! The most expensive thing I bought was the the foam. In all I spent about $60 bucks. The hardest thing for me was probably having to cover the buttons with fabric and lifting the 61" x 48" plywood board. My back is gonna be hurting tomorrow! My neighbor Harley was more then kind enough to yell across the street at me to see if I needed any help....of course by this time I had already taken the big piece of plywood off of the roof rack on my car and into my house! hahahaha I'm sure the neighbors are running up and down the street asking each other what the hell do ya think she might be doing now!!!

Here is the big piece of plywood on the saw horses in my living room. I don't know how I got it up there but I did!! Have I mentioned that my back is gonna hurt tomorrow???



First I measured where I was going to place my buttons and drilled the holes! Smart gals know how to measure and use a drill!



I then glued down the foam with some spray adhesive. Next came the batting and the fabric. I grabbed my staple gun and stapled everything tightly to the back.




Then I had to make buttons and pull them through the pre-drilled holes. Here's the finished result! Not bad for 60 bucks... I think I like it! I know, I know, this makes you want to see the rest of the room doesn't it!



My Dad also helped me fix my plumbing problem but I am left with a hole in my ceiling! I was planning on redoing the drywall on the ceiling this summer anyway so no big deal, I'll just live with a hole for awhile!

19 comments:

  1. You are awesome!! And very inspiring to me
    It turned out beautifully!

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  2. S-E-X-Y!! You are so clever! For 60 bucks and a little hard work, you're bed looks stunning! This photo looks like it came from L.A. Confidential.

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  3. Your headboard looks great!!

    You should sell tickets to your neighbors since they are so interested in the MaryDeluxe Show!

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  4. That is gorgeous, straight out of Jean Harlow's boudoir...

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  5. Ha ha! What Hairball said! Or invite those old ladies over for a tea party - they won't know what to say!

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  6. I agree with Hairball! This is so awesome! Love, love, love!

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  7. Very very awesome! and yes of course we want to see the rest of your room...
    Hey what fabric did you use?

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  8. Luv your color scheme and layout of the bed. Also the bedside lamps are just adorable. That's the sorta room I'd been quaffing Champagne in and having a man servant in pillbox hat, white tunic and gloves serving up strawberries and cream!! Another DELUXE DIY success *round of applause!!*

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  9. Thanks Gals!!! hahahaha MaryDeluxe Variety Hour.....with special guests... Edna and Henry from two doors down! hahaha Today Edna and Henry will be helping Mary redo an old Cosco stool that Henry put out to the trash! Henry will be surprised with Mary's ability to bring new life to the stool and Edna will be telling poor Henry..."See I told you so!" :)

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  10. Can I hire you to make me a head board too ???? I also have been waiting on a Wakefield but none seem to come my way........... Looks Fabulous !!!

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  11. Jaede...hope you're having fun at VLV this year! Knock em dead!

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  12. MaryDeluxe Variety Hour

    I'd rather watch your show than people eating bugs and bickering on some island. LOL

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  13. That looks awesome, Handy Girl! I wish I had your mad skills!

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  14. that looks great! your handiness is so inspiring!
    i am lucky that my new kent coffey set came with a headboard!!! now i get to sell my ikea bed!

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  15. Wow!! it looks great! I wish I could do the same for me, you make it look easy to do but I'm sure is not that easy!
    I have been reading your post for a while but I donno how not to appear like anonymous.
    Greeting from Mexico!!

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  16. Hello Mexico! I'm not sure how you make yourself un-anonymous??? Perhaps you need to get a gmail account?

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  17. Hi Mary! Well...I still donno how to do this, but however I signed as a follower, I'm Lizzy.
    I wonder when will you post those photos u said some days ago, I can't wait to see them!

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