Friday, April 27, 2012

Pinterest Pick: DIY Headboard

I have a special announcement: Oldest daughter (aka Samantha) is going to be a Guest Blogger here from time to time! I am so excited to have her on board. She, along with my younger daughter and husband, do a lot of behind the scenes stuff around here, and now you will get a chance to know Samantha a little better. She will be posting here a few times a month. She LOVES Pinterest (like so many of us do), and she will be moving into her first "real" apartment very soon, so she will be sharing some of her favorite "Pins" and decorating-on-a-shoestring-budget ideas with you. Welcome, Samantha! 

Today, someone who I guess you could call "The Noble Daughter" (Noble? We'll see...) is doing a guest post on one of her absolute favorite things: Pinning!

It's easy for me to say that I like Pinterest... nay, love Pinterest.  It's like Twitter, but with only pretty things and no spam trying to convince me that I've won a new TV. (Really, who do they think they're fooling?)  Some say that they "waste" hours at a time on Pinterest, but I would rather use the word "invest."  I've pinned so many DIY projects, recipes, wedding ideas (for my real, upcoming wedding, no less), and just plain lovely things that I refer back to time and time again.  I love the fact that we live in the age of the internet, and I can find wonderful things to do, make, and see from all over the globe at the click of a mouse!

Therefore, my Noble Mother and I have decided to introduce a new segment to the Noble Wife Blog: Pinterest Pick of the Week.  On Fridays, I'll be signing on to tell you about the most clever/pretty/original thing on the internet... so be sure to log on!  I have a few favorite pins lined up already, so you won't want to miss it, trust me!

This week I want to talk about a DIY headboard that I found the other day.  My finance and I just found an apartment to move into after our wedding, and I am already dreaming about all of the decorating possibilities!  The apartment is in an old Tudor style building that was built in the 1920's, so the apartment has some of the original fixtures like hardwood floors and glass doorhandles.  It's just perfect; but what's not perfect is the second-hand bed that we are moving into the room.  The headboard is a very 1990's plastic black and white model that doesn't match its future environment at all. So this lovely headboard is currently screaming my name...

Can you believe it's DIY?  Kelly from High Street Market made this headboard for her guest room by salvaging an ugly thrift store headboard, layering upholstery foam and fabric, and nailing in the upholstery nails around the edge. Voila! Cute, fashionable, professional-looking headboard.

Could it really be that easy? Only time will tell.  I've tucked this pin away for a few months down the road from now when I am staring at my nightmare of a headboard thinking, What have I gotten myself into?  Who knows? Perhaps I'll be pinning my own headboard before long (here's hoping).

I'm also thinking about what kind of fabric I'd like to do the headboard in.  It should be some kind of upholstery fabric so that it holds, but beyond that... the possibilities are endless!  I could do it in gray, or maybe even in a more fun color, based on what kind of gifts I'll be getting for my wedding...

Any ideas on colors or fabric textures? I'd love to hear them! Drop a line below!

Happy pinning, and happy weekend!


PS- Get a sneak peek at what I'll be writing about by following The Noble Wife on Pinterest, and find lots of other goodies too!


  1. Welcome Samantha-How exciting to have you join your mom's blog!

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding too.

    I love the headboard idea alot...My husband and I were watching Rules of Engagement last night and they showed them sitting up against a padded headboard. I commented to my husband how comfortable that would be.

    I have a blogger friend that did the same thing to her bed and here is the link to the tutorial. Maybe it will help you iron out any mistakes before you start!

    Looking forward to many more posts from both you and your sweet mom!

  2. Samantha I am sure I will enjoy your posts as much as your moms. You and your fiance make such a cute couple. I have watched a lot of HGTV do it yourself shows and they use that technique for headboards a lot. I was going to cover our guest room headboard with fabric at one time and use silk to make it look elegant. I never got around to getting it done and am now glad I didn't as it is a pretty nice headboard and I have switched the guest room to a different room painted in a different color. But if you have a headboard you don't like I think it is a great idea.

  3. Robin- that is a great tutorial! Thank you!

  4. I think that scenes from literary pieces would make exciting headboards! What do you think about the scene from Jane Eyre where she discovers that her love has gone blind from the fire or the scene from Romeo and Juliet where he calls to her? Pretty cool in my opinion.



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