diy to try

DIY to Try: Stenciled Fabric Headboard

Written on May 13, 2013 at 11:00 am , by

Last year, I featured one of my own tutorials on how to create your own upholstered headboard with nailhead trim. Today I’m back sharing my friend Beckie’s stenciled fabric headboard featured in the “I Did It” section of Better Homes & Gardens May issue! Beckie couldn’t find the exact fabric she was looking for so she created her own and then turned it into this beautiful upholstered headboard with her original fabric.

stenciled fabric headboard

 

Beckie shares her full tutorial for painting the fabric and the step by step for creating the headboard at her blog Infarrantly Creative. It includes a supply list and the tools needed to cut the wood and upholstered the piece with foam and fabric for a professional look.

stenciled fabric

diy upholstered headboard

 

Marvelous job Beckie, what a gorgeous result, and the color pairing of gray and coral is perfection! 

stenciled headboard beckie infarrantly creative

 

* middle images courtesy of Infarrantly Creative, read her “I Did It” article for a peek behind the scenes of the photo shoot at Style Spotters!

 

A little creativity and a can do DIY spirit can land you on the pages of BH&G, bravo Beckie!

 

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Five Favorite Summer Projects

Written on June 21, 2012 at 11:17 pm , by

With the official start of summer here, we all look for ways to enjoy the fair weather.  Today I’m sharing five of my favorite DIY projects that make summer just a little bit better in my world. 

Picnicking is a classic way to enjoy the great outdoors and a patchwork picnic blanket like this one allows you to pull up a relaxing casual feast anywhere you are out and about.  

 

patchwork picnic blanket

 

As an alternative to a full blanket, stitch yourself a set of picnic placemats with utensil holders that  rollup for easy transport in a basket or backpack.  

 

picnic placemats with pockets

 

Summer flowers are on display, and with moldable clay from a craft store, you can create your own petal vase for showcasing summer’s best blooms. 

 

clay petal vase

 

Using plastic containers and quick dry cement, craft a unique planter to showcase greenery indoors or out.  

 

cement planter

 

Erase the cares of the day and achieve instant relaxation with this therapeutic recipe for homemade lavender sea salt scrub!

 

sea salt

 

What do-it-yourself projects are you planning this summer?

 

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