A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Tufted Headboards are Modern & Beautiful

Update: welcome from Pinterest! Check out this post for my easy tutorial on tufting with a staple gun, this post on a simple, flat upholstered headboard from an old slatted bed frame, and this post on a tufted headboard that I made for our guestroom.  

New Kitchen Breakfast Nook : Tufted Bench Back Up Close : PepperDesignBlog.com

Upholstered Headboard | PepperDesignBlog.com


Original instructions on how to build a tufted headboard from Apartment Therapy are linked, and there are plenty of great suggestions in the comments!

Tufted Headboard 2

Tufted headboards are chic and lovely, and look great in any bedroom. They are that perfect balance: soft and comfy but equally classy and modern; somewhere between masculine and feminine without leaning this way or that. You can go bold with your color choice or keep it sleek and simple in a bright white and it remains perfectly appealing.

Tufted Headboard

Tufted Headboard 3

Find these beautiful pre-made headboards: {top two pictures} teal by Laura Ashley, tangerine red headboard found at The Nest, {four picture block} white headboard from Katy Elliot, Home Shopping Network features this satin gold (and many other colors at a very budget friendly $299),  Decor Pad shares the grey headboard with us, and the beautiful brown is by Brocade Home.

The top, top picture is from the featured How-To article today:

{DIY Tufted Headboard}

From: Apartment Therapy
Cost: $110


1/2″ Plywood
1×4″ Lumber
Foam (at least 2″ thick)
Polyester Batting Upholstery
Upholstery Thread
Upholstery Needle
Button Kit and Buttons
Spray Adhesive
Wood screws
Staple Gun and 1/2″ Staples
Tape measure
Drill Hammer
Optional but helpful: Rubber Mallet Electric Knife

Checkout Apartment Therapy or one of the top links for the full how-to!

Lemon Yellow Inspiration to Make You Smile

Lemon Yellow Party Inspiration

I love the color yellow, it’s so light, bright and cheery that just the thought of it puts a smile on my face. These lemon yellow party themes do too — and they’re full of creative ideas for a celebration in any color of the rainbow. I’m loving the soft green accents that Utterly Engaged has tied into this Lemon Fresh bridal shower (especially the green pedastal cake stand)!

Lemon Yellow Party Inspiration 4

I’m brainstorming a baby shower for a friend who’s waiting to find out the baby’s sex, and it has been so fun seeking out new colors to incorporate instead of the traditional blue and pink. It’s lemon yellow that I love today, but word has it that mommy’s leaning towards green as her neutral, so bring on the kelly, lime and sage!

Follow the jump for two more parties full of bright, cheery ideas… including a yellow paper lantern and balloon lined dessert table, mini clothespinned favors and an adorable lemonade label. Continue reading

Before & After: A Vintage Sitting Chair

Vintage Chair

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been searching for a great chair makeover on my local Craigslist for our guest room, only to have the perfect chair sold hours before I could nab it! Bummer. Here’s another great makeover project from the blog Matters of Style to spice up an older sitting chair for a newly appreciated place in the house. And you can’t beat the starting structure: French legs, rattan siding and an elegantly curved back.

Vintage Chair 2

I love the fabric and trimming — so classy!

Coming up later this week… an improptu reason to throw a party (our friends got married! and since the celebration was two weeks ago and miles and miles away, they want to celebrate with local friends and family with a second, last-minute reception) and I’m on the search for a great dessert bar for the duo. Stay tuned.

Follow the jump for the How-To on this beautiful chair, and more pics! Continue reading

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