BURLAP HEADBOARD - TO TUFT OR NOT ... THAT IS THE QUESTION
Okay, I know so many of you have done it before; spotted something appealing sitting in a pile of garbage and you've stopped, snatched up the item and taken it home with you. I read your stories all the time but personally, I have never dove into a dumpster until the day I spotted this headboard.
I was a very nervous Newbie! I didn't want to be caught stealing someone else's garbage!
In defence of my actions let me just tell you that it was VERY dark out. It wasn't until the light of day that I noticed this headboard was NOT wood but in fact some kind of gross plastic material.
Can you say U-G-L-Y? Undaunted I decided to go ahead with my 'vision' and gathered my materials.
This was my inspiration ...
I used homemade chalk paint. There are many versions with various reviews but I used the plaster of paris method. I haven't used the real ASCP so I can't do a fair comparison but I can tell you this paint did what the reviews promise - dried quickly with great adhesion to that plastic material, with no priming.
I used it for the outer frame. The thickness of the paint prevents dripping, which I really like.
Then I had to figure out where to place all those buttons. I played and played until I thought it looked okay.
After careful measuring, the button holes were drilled.
1.5 inch foam was adhered with spray adhesive.
Then I covered the foam with batting.
Once the burlap was attached I was very pleased with how it looked.
Now I'm not sure if I should take it to the final step and add those buttons.
What do you think?
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