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Monday, June 27, 2011

Nana's Day - Head board

I haven't post any thing about Nana's master suite lately, 
but I have a few posts lined up.  
So today I thought I'd show ya her headboard we made.  
She didn't have a headboard at all. 
  She requested a padded one, cause she likes to sit up and read or watch TV in bed.  
We started with a piece of plywood.  
We had it cut to the basic size at Lowe's when we bought it.  
There were a lot of square lines in the room already so I suggested we make the headboard curved.  We used this very fancy tool to get our curved lines.  
(Yes, that is a tennis racket we traced.)


 

Next we just cut it out with a jig saw.


Here she is all cut out.


High density foam is quite pricey,
 so we opted for a foam bed pad she already had.  
We just doubled it.  
(See picture below)


We wrapped the foam and stapled it and then the material.


Simple!!! 
 I was really hoping for some nail head trim or tufting,
 but was out voted by my sister and Nana.


Next we added a cleat across the top and wood blocks at the bottom for spacers. 


Here's the Before.


And After.


Next I'll post about the nightstands and then the whole finished bedroom.  
Have a good one.

5 comments:

Ashley said...

looks great!! I love it!

Trissta said...

That looks great! I would love to see the nail head trim on it, too, but it's hard when you're working with others on a project. Booooo! Looks great, though, good job!

Much love,
Trissta
www.livingonthechic.com

Ali said...

I love it! I would have liked the nail head trim or tufting as well. I am going to be making one of these soon and I love how you used the tennis racket. I will be doing that for sure.

Celeste B. said...

Nice! I've been meaning to make a headboard for two years now. *sigh* I just need to get busy.

dee dee said...

Ronda,
Wonderful headboard!
Dee Dee