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How to Make A DIY Upholstered Headboard

I purchased my otomi fabric for a steal on ebay, but as Grace suggested you can find one atJacaranda home. But any upholstery fabric will do. I purchased 3 pieces of 2’;X4’;X3/8″; particle board and one piece of 2’;X4’;X3/8″; plywoodfrom the hardware store, all of which fit in the back seat of my tiny audi a3. A California king size headboard is about 6 feet widepillow cases linen, so three pieces make up the headboard:The reason I did it this way was simply that I couldn’;t fit whole sheets of 4’;X8′; plywood in my car and didn’;t want to pay $80 to have one sheet of plywood delivered.

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So first I made a design that I thought could be cut from these pieces in a fairly simple manner. You can download the template here:King Size Headboard Template

Then I drew it on the wood. To draw circles, use a compass or this trick. Determine the radius of your circle (in this case 12″;) and draw a dot at the center. Tie a string to a pencil and hold one end of the string on the dot:

Draw your circle by pulling the string taught and dragging the pencil:

Now it’;s time to cut them out. Clamp your wood and use your trustyjigsawthat I keep demanding you buy:

Trim the excess fabric.

You’;re done!

To hang your headboard use flush mounts, also known as mirror mounts.

Are you tired of looking at your worn sofa and chairs? Fancy a new look in your living room but simply don't have the spare money to completely refurbish? All is not lost, there's some great ways to bring your living room up to date and as up-cycling is one of this year's biggest interior design trends you'll be doing your bit for the environment and giving your home a brand new style.

Here’s a tip from Ed Roux, author of a series on heirloom sewing techniques for WeAllSew to add a special finish on any project by using ribbon and the Binder attachment #88 for unfolded bias tape. Read on to learn how to bind edges with ribbon.

We’re all guilty of keeping clutter because we just can’t bear to get rid of it. The reasons for this are usually because they’re too pretty to part with or that they ‘might come in handy one day’. Well, there’s no time like the present to re-use,?re-purpose?and re-energise the objects?you've?kept so well hidden away, so to give you a few ideas,?we've?found some creative ways you can salvage and recycle to create inspired additions to your interior.