Friday, November 13, 2009

a headboard drop cloth slipcover

DIL is re-doing several rooms in her apartment here at the calliope. Her bedroom is the first to get some changes. She found a beautifully upholstered headboard, that fit perfectly, but the fabric was intended for a little girls room.
So we bought another drop cloth from Home Depot. (click here for our post on the dining room chair slipcovers we did from drop cloths also) We washed it, used lots of Downey fabric softener in the rinse and dried it in a hot dryer to shrink it. Then we measured, pinned and sewed the cutest dang slipcover for it!
Her room is still in transition, so in the meantime this waits at our house for the big reveal with all the goodies in the room. Soon, we hope.
The dog in the picture is Piglet, their Boston Terrier. She seems to be asking "where's the rest of the bed? I'm ready to jump up for a snooze!"


BEFORE

AFTER




Cost to make... $13.00 and 2 hours of our time!!!

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DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land
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28 comments:

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

gasp -- really -- that is wonderful, and I love it. Slipcovers are so naturally soft and gentle. Did you purchase the welting or did you make it with the slipcover material? Hmmm-- I am really impressed with your design and sewing skills.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

How cool is this?!? What a neat trick to totally change the look so quickly! Love it!

Thanks for linking up to the party!

FJ Donna

Cindy said...

I just made a slipcover from drop cloths too! I love the rustic but classy way the fabric looks. The headboard looks just lovely!

Jen said...

What a great idea! Methinks I will be purchasing drop cloths fairly soon . . .

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I found my way here from Funky Junk Saturday Nite Special.
I love drop cloth slipcovers, and your idea for the headboard is really awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Please stop by anytime.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

This is so charming. You did a wonderful job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi! I came over from the Funky Junk linky party. Boy, these dropcloths are getting more and more exposure as inexpensive home decor! This is the first time I've seen a headboard and it looks great.

concretenprimroses said...

great job!
I love drop cloths too. Use them as furniture covers when I go away so the kitties don't scratch.
Kathy

Teresa said...

so love it- I'm going to do the same thing to one of my old headboards- we seem to think alike =)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What a difference. I LOVE the natural tones so serene and lovely. And you really notice the femine shape and curves of the bed now. Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, and as always thank you for being a friend in Bloggeritaville.
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Linda said...

That only took you 2 hours? WOW!!! You did an awesome job...love how it looks! Hope you have a FUN week!

Blessings,
Linda

Its So Very Cheri said...

Another Fabulous piece'ppit looks great.

Cheri

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The slipcover looks great. Very fresh. I love the idea that you can change this out with the seasons or if you get new bedding. Great idea!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an improvement. I adore it!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

how creative is that! I love it, and you can just toss it in the wash!
Great project.

Dena
Sweetpicklesandchocolate

Blue Creek Home said...

I love it! I have been wanting to do one. Maybe after the holidays.
Rhonda

pk said...

It turned out great! Such a pretty headboard now.

pk @ Room Remix

Patti said...

The headboard came out great...I also covered dining chairs with a drop cloth...so easy to use, isn't it? Thanks for sharing

Leah said...

What a creative family you have! The slip-cover is awesome!! Thanks for playing along with Toot Your Horn Tuesday. Can't wait to see what else you have on the agenda.

santamaker said...

I share your love of drop cloths...have made two sets of drapes with them and now, maybe I'll do something similar to your headboard!
Great idea and you did an awesome job!

Lara Harris said...

Great idea!:)

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nice post. thanks.

Rachel said...

This is so charming. You did a wonderful job.

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