Friday, February 7, 2014

DIY Upholstered Headboard

My mom's bed recently got an update.

This one didn't take very long, so it must be pretty easy. If you have a bed without a headboard, an upholstered one is a great way to get a finished look. This is a quick way to stage your house for sale as well.  Not only is it easy and inexpensive, it doesn't take up much space in a small room. My own sleigh bed takes up a lot of floor space and I am thinking of doing something more like this. But I paid so much for that extra large headboard and footboard. I've looked at a lot of real estate lately, and I hate to sound like a snob, but outdated decor is a real turn-off. It makes me think-if you are not motivated to change the flowered duck wallpaper border, what else are you too tired to fix? A leaky pipe maybe? A hole in the roof? The doggie door that lets in killer raccoons? I'm not much of a risk taker.

I love the fabric. What a great way to add some pattern. Most people might be scared to buy a patterned fabric headboard, but I think you could do this cheaper than buying  new bedding. The best part? You can pick from any style, color, or pattern of fabric that you want and lets face it- there are sooo many stylish ones out in stores right now. 

The weather is nice, so go outside and get your DIY on!