Back in 2010 I had read a post at Younghouselove.com about how to make a headboard for your bed. They had used a wooden frame used to stretch canvas for their headboard, but I went even cheaper and used 1x2's cut to size at my home improvement store. I put the frame together with L brackets, and then attached the batting and fabric with a staple gun. Without the fabric it cost me a whopping $5!
Here's how the first one I did turned out:
|Seriously, I think this dog has to be in every picture I take!|
So, not too shabby for a first attempt. In fact, Younghouselove.com were even kind enough to feature it on their blog!
Go here to see my 15 minutes of fame:
At the time I had no idea what a huge thing that was. I do now. Since I've been trying to create my own little blog I've come to appreciate other people's blogs that are read by thousands of followers. Some people even make a career out of this blog stuff.
Anyway, I made sure I read all the comments posted about my first headboard creation on Younghouselove.com . And to my dismay a comment was made about the imperfection of my headboard. You see, I hadn't noticed that the pattern dropped at the top. It wasn't as perfect as I had made it out to be. So I did what any sane person would do...I made another one.
This time I went a little crazy. Instead of using one large panel I created three smaller ones with my 1x2's cut to the size I wanted. I used the exact same process that I did to make the first one with the batting and fabric stapled to the frames. Then my husband and I merely hung them on the wall, just like a beautiful picture! I even made the pillows to coordinate.
So, what's the point of all this? That sometimes criticism can be a good thing. It can make you strive to do better, to think outside the box and to finally nail it to the wall!
Thanks Younghouselove.com for the initial inspiration.