Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Headboard Party

A couple of weeks ago Evan and I were laying in bed talking about headboards.  I know, world changing coversation over at the Bovee house.  We had just went shopping for a bed set and were discouraged at the fact that all the styles we liked didn't use box springs and were pretty expensive.  So then I just casually mentioned that people make their own headboards all the time.

Then this happened the next day...

Threaten a man's wallet and he will move mountains.  Just kidding...But really.  Also don't mind the St. Patricks Day wreath. 

I came home from work and found him in the garage sawing away.  He followed the headboard tutorial from Young House Love and had all the woodwork done in a couple of hours.  We went to Joann's and got the batting with a 40% off coupon.  

What really took the longest was deciding on what fabric to go with.  In the end we chose a simple and  timeless greek key pattern.  I didn't want to do anything too crazy or colorful because we like to rotate colors a lot.  

The upholstery took about an hour.  We didn't do any tufting or nailhead trim.  Just kept it simple.  We could add that later if we decide we need to jazz it up.

Tada! The finished product!

It is super soft to prop your head against.  It's not perfect by any means but we are pretty in love with it.  I think in the end it cost around $50 to make it.  We had some of the wood already so that helped.

Now it is time for new pillows and lamps! I am going to casually mention a window seat for our little nook and see what happens. ha!


  1. Great job!!!!!!!!! Handy husbands are good to have around! ;)

    1. Thanks! I really can't take any credit whatsoever for this one. I basically just watched the hubs and handed him water. haha!