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DIY Drop Cloth Headboard Makeover + ORC Week 5

 

This is such a great way to makeover a headboard, just by using a drop cloth! Find the tutorial at aheartfilledhome.com

This is week 5 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home. Taking on this 6 week challenge has been so much fun and definitely challenging! Things are getting really real – as in there is only 1 week left until the reveal! It is time to wrap up all of my projects and start putting everything into place. I am so excited to finish this space and give my daughter her own “big girl” room. We just celebrated her 3rd birthday so it is perfect timing for this room reveal!

It’s no secret that I’m a thrifty gal who loves an awesome deal. I love to scour thrift stores for treasures, browse discount stores, and find freebies from friends and neighbors – like this awesomely free dresser! When we had a friend offer us a free twin bed (with a practically brand new box spring and mattress!) I was super excited. My husband Nic can vouch for my unashamed giddiness over scoring freebies. What can I say – I love a great deal!

UPDATE:

Here are the links for the previous weeks and the full reveal!

Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four | Week Five | Week Six Reveal!


The bed came with a leather headboard that looked brand new, but it just didn’t fit with the modern farmhouse style that I wanted to incorporate into the room. I came up with the idea to re-do the headboard by wrapping some fabric around it to give it a different color and texture. The headboard was already padded so this project turned out to be pretty simple and straight forward.




While searching for fabric to cover the headboard I had the idea to use a drop cloth. I have seen drop cloths used for curtains and other upholstery projects so I decided to give it a try. I love the texture and color so I didn’t need to make any adjustments. And the best part – drop cloths are super affordable so it didn’t break my budget! The only thing I needed to do to prep the fabric was to cut it to size and iron out the wrinkles!

This is such a great way to makeover a headboard, just by using a drop cloth! Find the tutorial at aheartfilledhome.com

This is such a great way to makeover a headboard, just by using a drop cloth! Find the tutorial at aheartfilledhome.com

After I cut the fabric to the size I needed and did some ironing I grabbed my staple gun and got to work. I stapled the two side edges first making sure to pull the fabric tightly so that it didn’t have any loose fabric. Then I did the top and bottom sections, and folded the corners carefully to create neat folds.



This is such a great way to makeover a headboard, just by using a drop cloth! Find the tutorial at aheartfilledhome.com

Now it has a whole new look and feel! I really like the texture and softness that it brings to the room now. I also love the bedding and accessories that I have found so far for the room. I still have more to add, but this is a good start 😉

This is such a great way to makeover a headboard, just by using a drop cloth! Find the tutorial at aheartfilledhome.com

 

This is such a great way to makeover a headboard, just by using a drop cloth! Find the tutorial at aheartfilledhome.com

As you can tell, my next project will be to finish up the board and batten on the walls. I have a coat of white paint on the walls, and the next step is a trip to the home improvement store for supplies.

The items I have left on my to-do list are:

  • Completing the board and batten
  • Installing a new light fixture
  • Hanging artwork

For more updates be sure to follow me on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!

See you next week for the reveal! I can’t believe there is only one week left – I’d better get moving 😉 My daughter will be so excited to sleep in her new room when it’s finished!

 




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18 Comments

  • Reply Jessica May 4, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I have a similar headboard! This is such a great idea. Drop cloths are so handy for a lot of things!

    • Reply Leslea May 5, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks Jessica! Yes they are so useful!

  • Reply All Things Big and Small Blog May 4, 2017 at 11:58 am

    This is such a fantastic budget-friendly upholstered headboard! I love it! Headboards can be so expensive!

    Annie

    • Reply Leslea May 5, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes that’s for sure – and I love budget-friendly solutions 😉

  • Reply Cassie Bustamante May 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    it looks fab, leslea and i love the tassel pillow, too!

    • Reply Leslea May 5, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much Cassie! I was super excited to find that pillow at Marshall’s 🙂 The tassels sold me on it!

  • Reply Jennfier Gainer May 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Nice job I love the headboard!!! I am DIY lover myself and also participating in the ORC, everything looks great so far….. good luck!!! Can’t wait to see the reveal next week 🙂

    • Reply Leslea May 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you Jennfier! I’ll need to stop by and see your ORC too! Can’t believe its just one week left 🙂

  • Reply Michelle C May 4, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    What a creative idea! I love it!

    • Reply Leslea May 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle! I love finding creative solutions 🙂

  • Reply Emy May 5, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Drop cloth fabric is the prettiest! I love that you used it for a headboard! It looks great!

    • Reply Leslea May 5, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you Emy! The drop cloth fabric is pretty awesome 🙂

  • Reply ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus.com May 5, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Such a lovely change!! Drop cloths are just the best!

    • Reply Leslea May 5, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you Ashley! Yes they are, aren’t they! 😉

  • Reply Ruth van den Brink May 5, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Leslea, Dropping by from WWO. I love using dropcloth for home projects. Years ago I made slipcovers from dropcloths for my couch and arm chairs. It made my room look so different and eliminated the “two different greens” clash that had been going on with the carpet. You have made a lovely job on your bedhead. Your room looks so serene and peaceful so far.

    • Reply Leslea May 5, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Ruth! Drop cloth slipcovers sound like such a great solution! Thank you so much for your kind words – I really wanted the room to feel peaceful 🙂

  • Reply Katy {ashadeofteal} May 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I love drop cloth fabric, and it looks great on your headboard.

    • Reply Leslea May 10, 2017 at 12:20 am

      Thank you Katy! Yes the fabric is awesome 🙂

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