Homemade Headboard

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.


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