I have officially started my first DIY project: a tufted headboard. I found the inspiration and instructions on a website called littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com by Jenny Komenda Interiors. I love the look of this headboard, and I think it will be nice to sit up against it in bed and read. Let's have one more look at what I am going for, before you end up seeing my finished project this weekend. (I joked to Amy that she might just walk in to see a plain old pegboard hanging on my wall instead of a tufted headboard!)
|The little Green Notebook's headboard.|
|Still innocently excited.|
- Home Depot does cut your wood, or pegboard, or whatever else you need. For someone like me, that is a huge service. I walked away with one piece of peg board 80"x40" for my king size bed. I also walked away with two small pieces of leftovers for some other DIY in the future!
- There is no such thing as non-toxic spray adhesive.
- When you ask for upholstery foam at Home Depot, they take you to the insulation aisle.
- I walked out spending $33.00 for my pegboard, spray adhesive, D-rings (to mount the headboard), and a new tape measure.
Next stop, Pacific Fabrics for the upholstery foam, upholstery needle, upholstery thread, batting, fabric and button cover making kit. I had only about a half and hour to gather all these things, but I felt confident that we could handle the time crunch. A kind older woman, with long white hair walked us over to the appropriate foam after I had inquired. We talked measurements and then she offered me a quote on the price of the foam. A quote? For foam?
What did I learn at Pacific Fabrics?
- Foam is super expensive! I think I could buy a headboard for the price of the foam alone. It was going to cost around $90.00
- I need to cover a lot of buttons. The fabric store will do it for me, but then what kind of DIY person would I be?
- I need to look for a coupon and a cheaper button kit. Not to mention decide on what color fabric I want to use.
The deal breaker.
What did one of the comments say when I first posted this idea? Oh, yes, she said, "Be prepared for whatever you're making to not meet your expectations and then do it