Last night while I was clicking around on Twitter I followed a fantastic link from Metal and Mud to what might be one of my favorite DIY ideas I’ve seen in a while. Rather than getting bogged down in a big woodworking project, Sara decided to cut the shape of a curved headboard out of fabric, apply liquid starch (which makes it removable) and iron the board straight to her wall to give the appearance of a proper upholstered headboard. I followed up with her to ask about how well it’s staying put (with heads sleeping against it, etc) and she said it’s stayed in place just perfectly. I always love leaving for the weekend with a great idea and this morning that idea belongs to Sara. If you’re looking for a clever project to tackle in just a few hours, she’s outlined the full steps right here. Virtual high five to Sara for such a fun and easy project and for making me want to tear through my giant fabric stacks and start something new…xo, grace
*If you’re looking to make something bigger, I upholstered my own headboard a while back and video taped all the steps. It’s more involved than this project but yields pretty nice results as well.
[UPDATE: Sara's awesome pillow tutorial is right here]