Happy Tuesday Friends!
Today, I am sharing how I recovered a king size headboard for our guest room and only spent $36.
I spent $36 using a cotton canvas painters tarp & some padding. That’s right…a canvas drop cloth.
Here’s the story…
We had an extra king size bed hanging around (doesn’t everyone?) that we recently moved into the quest room (replacing the queen that was in there). And although it’s a perfectly fine bed, the style of it didn’t match the style of the room. I’m sure no one else would notice or care, but it bothered me, so I wanted to change it. Now this bed is all one piece, so you can’t just remove the headboard and replace it (note to self, don’t ever buy one like this again). I thought about painting it, but the style still wouldn’t be right and that would be permanent. So covering it was my best, low cost solution.
I had seen ideas for using canvas drop clothes as drapes on Pinterest, which gave me the idea to use one for my fabric on this project. So I just went to our local hardware store and picked one up.
This is the original look of the bed:
And here is the new look with a Dropcloth Makeover:
These are the 3 items that I used;
A canvas painters tarp that I got at the hardware store for $27
Some batting that I bought on sale for $9
And a staple gun
I stapled the batting to the headboard to thicken it up and give it a padded look. This quilt batting is pretty large so I was able to keep it folded in half, doubling the thickness.
Then I cut the tarp in half (they are huge) with scissors and ironed it with lots of steam.
The next step is to simply place the ironed canvas over the batting and neatly staple it to the headboard on the back side of the bed.
This project was incredibly easy and took me no time at all to complete.
Plain King size fabric headboards run around (at least) $700, so this was certainly a cost saver.
And I still have half a tarp left for another project.
If y’all have a bed that you would like to give a quick update to, maybe this will give you some inspiration. I’m pretty happy with it.