Monday, September 10, 2012

My DIY headboard

I know I've mentioned this a few times in previous posts, that we have been looking for a head board.
We checked out Pottery Barn, West Elm and Nest Modern and countless other places for the PERFECT head board.

There were some beautiful ones! But, they all were pretty expensive. Some $1,200 or more. And most of the ones we really liked, had to be special ordered and so did the fabric. All the stores said it would take 4-6 weeks to get in.

Justin wasn't sure about the quality of most of the items we looked at...because, regardless if the price is high DOES NOT MEAN the quality is good.  Plus, shelling out that kind of money for something that you can only see online (most had to be ordered in store) or something you couldn't return (and the hundreds of dollars in shipping) meant we needed to check out more options.

Justin mentioned he could make me a headboard--and though I KNOW he is talented and can do and make pretty much anything, however I know he doesn't have the time.

Well, this weekend he got BUSY! My parents were in and they took Kie for a few hours on Saturday to let me get my hair done (pictures to come) and let Justin get to finishing up on our headboard.

He started buying materials and fabric two weeks ago (he was particular about what fabric he wanted.)
He spent the majority of Friday night doing the measuring and tracing---
and he spent Saturday morning making the buttons and cutting out the foam---and then he finished the rest of the headboard Sunday.

It did take some time prepping and measuring the wood, foam and cuts he needed to do.
But since he has a lot of experience in upholstering--it was only a matter of finding the time to get it done.

It is SO beautiful!
And for us to have something like this store bought would mean easily a $1,000+! Plus we would have to wait another month or more.

I'm so happy with it. The material is so nice and the color goes great with our room.
I love being married to such a talented and giving man. 
He gave his weekend up to do this.
And he really goes above and beyond on ANY work he does.
Also, it is a thousand times more special to me then anything we could of ever bought. It will definitely be something I cherish forever.
(I'm going to count this as my early Birthday gift ....)

Now I have a comfy place to rest against when reading and most importantly, during night time nursing sessions that are soon to come.

I have a post to come on this past weekend plus lots of pictures and a few more house pictures.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Until next time,


notice the baby bottom on the left side?
no edits, lol


  1. Oh it looks BEAUTIFUL!!

    Where do I sign up for one?! Kidding, I wouldn't do that to you. But seriously, so cute.

    Nice work!!

    1. Haha! He does do a lot of furniture for a lot of people! Im sure he wouldnt mind :)

  2. Beautiful!!!!! Love it! Looks like you two should start your own DIY and magazine!

  3. How do you get the buttons to stay in place? I'm interested in trying this myself but soo intimidated....

  4. Any chance you would post instructions for us non professionals to attempt this? 😊

    1. I will get my husband to explain :) and post a follow up.

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  6. Yes, did you ever post the instructions your husband used. It looks great and I would like to try to do it.


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