Friday, August 31, 2012

Picture Frame Headboard


After so much resting time from projects around the house, I am super  ready and happy to get busy once again!

This time it's my daughter's bedroom the one I'm beginning to work with.  I already showed you how her room has changed over the years, you can check that post HERE.

Well,  today I want to share with you one of the first changes I did to her room.

A picture frame headboard.



This headboard was born long time ago when the guest room was mainly used by abuelita.  Three simple flutted pieces of molding with rosettes at the corners sourrounding a padded center.



But then, all that flower  flower abuelita power went away to give way to pink.  Same moldings but a different, more girl friendly fabric.



I liked how the moldings drew the eye almost to the ceiling, giving lots of attention to the bed.  That's why I decided to leave them.

The next graphics will show you step by step how the new headboard was created,
after getting rid of the batting and the fabric.

This is what I already had.



Then, a 1x2 division was attached to the wall.


A 1/4" plywood piece was fitted on the top part.  I glued it with liquid nails and with small nails wherever I could find studs.

Six picture frames were then attached to the playwood piece.



I bought cheap picture frames at Ikea, painted them the same Behr Swiss Coffee as the rest of the headboard pieces.

Each frame was set with two little hinges, that I first attached to the frames and then to the wall.

I glued a magnet on the top back of the frames and screwed a small piece of metal to the wall.  It is very easy for my daughter to change the pictures without worring about the frames falling down.


All the frames on the wall.



Here you can see how the lower row of frames are held by the hinges, while the magnets are holding the top row in place.


The last part was to place a padded board, made with 1/4" plywood, 3" foam, batten, and fabric.



This is what I ended with.



I like that the frames have a plastic front film instead of glass.


Some pretty prints...



and ready!



Check the full room reveal HERE.

Thanks,



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30 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So beautiful, Cristina! What a great idea to use frames. It's so unique. I'm sure your daughter loves it. Megan

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is reslly great. Love how the frames are attached to the headboard, for easy change of art. This headboard is going to change with your girl!

Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

Super cute! great idea.

Holly said...

Very cute!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Very cool! Great remake!

--Katie

Linda T said...

You Are Amazing! And thanks for the detailed instructions and photos. I'm a visual learner and it's a great help!

Our Little Orphanage C said...

This is fantastic! I bet your daughter loves that she can change it as often as she likes. You did a great job:)

Michele said...

That's a lovely and fairly simple solution. It looks great.

Mariel said...

My girls would love that! So cool!! I would love for you to share this at my brand new link party, www.oneshetwoshe.com

Andrea Peterson said...

What a creative idea! Love it.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous idea and such a great tutorial. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

Cheryl Jones said...

Way cute! I've never seen this idea for a headboard before. I would have to see this just two weeks after buying our daughter a new headboard though :(

Cassidy said...

LOVE LOVE this! Turned out so cute and I love how colorful it all is.

Maria Elena said...

What an awesome headboard! It is gorgeous! You are always so creative! I love all your projects!

House on the Way said...

Very creative! I love it! I'd love for you to share it at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. Hope to see you there!
Leslie

Mel said...

That looks so beautiful, what an awesome idea!

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful and creative idea, Christina! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Very nice!I Ikea is a great source for frames! Love the way you used them. Stopping by from At The Picket Fence.

Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! said...

Really love this idea. It's so pretty and SO different!

Swede Dreams said...

What an inspiration! My daughter wants to re-do her room...I may have to show her this idea. Now following you!
Angie

DIY Show Off said...

Oh wow, Cristina! That's awesome! I love that there are so many options for personalizing/customizing it! Beautiful job! I'm including a link back in tomorrow's highlights. ;) Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. LOVE it! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea! So cute, and I like how the frames open so easily so that the pictures can be changed whenever you want to change them. Just a beautiful job, I just love it!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a pretty and clever idea!

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today on Potpourri Friday!

Pam Jackson said...

What a really adorable idea. Thanks for sharing, its so cute.

Guerrina said...

This is wonderful and adaptable for all ages! Love it!

Sarah said...

I really love this idea! Fresh, white and gorgeous! :)

Vanessa said...

Hi, Cristina

This is a great idea! I am going to try this out for my girl. She is getting a full size bed and I need a headboard. Lovely!

Vanessa

The Bean Sprout Notes said...

This is SOO great! I love it!

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