Have you ever seen a photo in a magazine and thought, THAT'S WHAT I WANT! Of course you have. But sometimes that "want" is out of reach. Maybe it's too expensive or not the right dimensions, or not available in a fabric or finish you want. Well recently, one of my "Chics With Tools", Cindy, was able to make her magazine photo come to life, using her own two hands.
Cindy wanted a king-size headboard. Her husband wanted it covered in ticking. (I love ticking!) She enlisted my help. It started with a consultation. I went over to her house, saw the space, taking note of the obstacles, dimensions, window heights, etc. Then using craft paper, I made a template. We taped it on the wall to get placement and height correct. Then I left the pattern with her with a list of materials to purchase:
- 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood or OSB (wafer board)
- 1 8' X 2"X 4"
- Upholstery foam
- Upholstery fabric
- Backing fabric
Using the pattern, Cindy's husband cut the headboard shape out of the OSB ahead of time. We could have done this at the workshop but it was nice to have it already done, especially since it was positively Arctic outside the day we were working.
At the workshop, our first task was to cut and attach the legs, which were the 2" x 4's, to the front of the headboard.