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Monday, May 25, 2015

A Slipcover for a Headboard

Happy Memorial Day! Do you have any special plans?

Sweet Guy is participating in a cemetery ceremony with the Boy Scouts which promises to be very wet and we are having an indoor picnic since it is raining. :(

Thank you so very much for all your kind comments on the Anthro Inspired Applique Curtains created for the guest bedroom.

When decorating any room a repetition of an element is always a good idea. As you may recall I had cut off a good portion of the curtains so that they would fit the window and also had a good amount of the cut up tablecloth leftover which was used for the applique. I generally keep all fabric scraps and try to use them in interesting ways. This time I made a simple headboard cover.

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We had purchased the Ikea Hemnes white bed frame for the guest room.  It is a sturdy bed with a very simple design. I always had it in my mind to “jazz it up”.


I originally thought I would create some type of padded headboard. However, that seemed a bit heavy for the spring and summer. So then I decided just to make a simple slipcover. The slipcover is basically like a tablecloth folded over the headboard. It has ties on the sides to keep it in place. 

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To create the slipcover I measured the size of the headboard. A length of fabric was used from the excess bottom portion of the white curtains I had cut off. Three of the sides were hemmed. This would create the back portion of the slipcover. I repeated the steps with some of the leftover floral fabric. Then I joined the two pieces together with a French center seam. (French seams are what they use for pillowcases so that you can’t see an unfinished edge of a seam. There are several great tutorials on YouTube.) I then pinned the slipcover in place on the headboard so I could see where the ties should be sewed on.

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This quick and easy project took less than an hour to complete. I love that there is now another floral element in the room to tie in with the curtains.

As it has been raining non stop here in Texas I haven’t been able to get a good picture of the room with the bed all dressed. I promise I will share the space as soon as a sunny day arrives.

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My in laws have been here for the past week and we have accomplished so many projects. They are here for another week and we hope to cross a few more things off the never ending list.

Enjoy your holiday!


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Prettypracticalhome said...

Very pretty, Laura! We are so tired of the rain, too. I guess it's good for getting inside projects done, but I'd rather be outside by the pool.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this idea. How fabulous does this look. YOu are so clever, you totally amaze me.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

This is a truly brilliant idea!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a great idea, Laura. I actually have a padded headboard that I bought from Walmart shortly after we moved here for our guest room and then we got our king size bed and my old Queen headboard went into the guest room. I wrapped up the padded headboard and it is in the attic for now, but I had always thought some kind of slipcover would have been nice to change things up with it. Well, whichever one of my kids winds up with it, I will suggest the slipcover idea to them!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

J'aime beaucoup la manière que vous avez personnalisé la tête de lit... une riche idée !
Merci pour l'ensemble de vos photos.

❀ Gros bisous ❀

Blondie's Journal said...

You are one talented lady! Love. love, love!

Jane x

GSGreatEscaper said...

I read that Texas' drought is now officially over, which is good news for you! But in spite of all the snow we had, it was dry fluffy snow so it did not produce as much water when melting so ours has begun.

I love the slipcover idea and look forward to the reveal of the whole room when the sun returns! said...

I would have never thought to do that! What a great idea - look fantastic, love the print you picked!

Julia Nyanyo said...

This turned out so nicely - this kind of slip cover is so practical as well as pretty - lovely!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laura, what an amazing idea! I love that it can be changed seasonally!!! Your headboard is fabulous! Pinning and featuring you on my facebook page!!! Thanks!

Auntie Em said...

Your headboard cover is such a nice touch. I like that it can easily be removed and washed when dusty and easily changed out when you change the decor or move the bed to another room. (Something I have been known to do just
It must look so pretty with your drapes. Another room I can't wait to see posted! :)

Karena Albert said...

Laura really truly brilliant.
You have a such a creative mind and it always finds a place and time to make use of the light bulb that goes off in your beautiful head!!

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Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It looks really great! And I think it'll be better even when we see pictures of the room with the headboard and the gorgeous curtains.

Dawna Motz said...

Great idea! Looks wonderful Laura ! Love the colors in the fabric. Could you please send some rain our way! We are really needing rain here in Alberta! Take care.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love the print of this fabric. That's a really interesting way to dress the headboard out- smart idea!

Rue said...

The headboard cover and the drapes turned out really cute, Laura!

I know what you mean about Martha projects... I once decided it would be a great idea to make Valentines boxes from her magazine for my daughter's preschool class (16 years ago). She said it would take an hour to make ten of them. It took me two days. Halfway through, I did want to kill her LOL