Thursday, August 30, 2012


My friend Kelly is the ultimate DIYer. Seriously, the girl sees anything and thinks "I can make that." And the crazy part is, she usually does. Luckily, she has an amazing family thats always willing to help when it comes to a project, and this time it would be no easy feat.

It started with the inspiration...

Step 1: GENIUS IDEA, are you ready for this. Kelly traced the design of the headboard on a white piece of paper and then they used a projector machine from her father's office to trace the outline on to the wood before cutting it with a jigsaw. 

Step 2: Kelly and her mother took two large pieces of foam and glued the foam to the back of the headboard with Elmer's wood glue. It is is important to note the Elmer's wood Glue because it doesn't have as many toxins than spray adhesives. 

Step 3: Kelly and Elaine (aka Lainey Bops/Kelly's mom) then cut the excess foam to form the shape of the headboard.

It looks as though she did this with an electric kitchen knife! LOL

Step 4: The upholstering. Not so easy with this shape my friends. 

Kelly used a staple gun to wrap the fabric around the wood frame. However, because the shape was so elaborate she had to make slits along the edges so that there was no puckering. 

Sidenote: With professionally made headboards the fabric would be cut in patterns so that there would be seams at the edges of the headboard for a fluid line without any folds.

Step 5: Kelly bought 2 large picture hangers from Lowe's and mounted them to the wall. 

Step 6: Hang!!! 

Well done Kelly, Elaine and Jack. Well done.
Truly one of the most impressive DIY's I have ever seen. Thank you for documenting it for me Kelly!! :)


Lowes heavy duty picture hangers (holds up to 200 lbs)
Elmers nontoxic wood glue
4 yards Fabric (Kelly chose a cream faux suede by Robert Allen)
Foam 2x3x54
MDX wood 

COST: ONLY $238!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello bargain!