Grey Velvet DIY Headboard Reveal

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This grey velvet king size headboard project was such a breeze!
It had a lot to do with my husband helping me.
He had a sheet of plywood already stored in the garage, cut it the right size, and we worked together on putting the rest of it together.
He had a pneumatic stapler which helped speed up the process a lot.

First off, I have to say that I have been wanting to do this for a long time.
I had a team of two fabulous decorators consult with me the other day on the entire house and its decor.  It was so fun and helpful.
I have lots of ideas now that hopefully I can implement.  I still need their help in a lot of ways, however.

One of their suggestions was the new headboard.  I was just waiting for that little push from someone to get started.

Once we decided on a color for the fabric, I was so excited because I had just seen some grey velvet at the fabric store that was perfect for the job.

The 2″ high density foam we used was not cheap however.  But since it was Labor Day weekend we were able to get it for 50% off.  Sweet.

And with a little batting, we got started layering the foam and batting and stapling the fabric to the plywood.
I got ideas on how to put it together from the Centsational Girl.

They tufted theirs.  I think that looks great, but takes tons more time.  I like the simplicity of ours without the tufting.

Yes, the beaded shades must go.  I am looking hard for some barrel shaped white ones!
We are also going to move the light fixtures on the wall to accommodate the new headboard.

I will be making a bolster pillow out of headboard fabric soon. On the bed is the extra fabric laid out sort of where the pillow would be.  And yes, I am working on sprucing up the bedding ensemble.  It definitely needs some improvement too.

Next project for this room is slip covering the dirty chair in the corner.  That will be done in white.  Can’t wait!

I sort of modeled this after this room:
Love it!
Wish I had all of that space and love those end tables and that rug.  Okay and the balcony and the french doors too!!

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5 comments on “Grey Velvet DIY Headboard Reveal

  1. Love your headboard – I need to make one for my bedroom – did you spray the fabric with anything – I'm worried it's going to get dirty fast from my husbands greasy head:) I'm sure he'd love me sharing that

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