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    "JP and Mike did an EXCELLENT job. They were punctual, polite, thorough, neat, and accomodating. If we were unhappy with anything, they sought to make us happy. In addition to doing the work we requested, they found additional problems, told us what they were, and then corrected those problems after we asked them to. We would be very happy to have them come back to do additional work in the future, when necessary."

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  • How to Make a Tufted Headboard

    Tufted headboards have recently become very popular again with the surge of interest in the fashion and decor of  the 1960's . A custom tufted headboard could easily set you back $500, not including delivery cost. But making your own can cost significantly less! You only need a few supplies you can pick up at your local fabric and hardware stores,  some patience and a weekend and you can make your own custom headboard.



    [caption id="attachment_8036" align="alignleft" width="300"] Create Your Own Vintage Inspired Headboard[/caption]



    • 3/4 inch plywood
    • 3 inch thick foam - the foam doesn’t have to be this thick but I think it really creates the deep tufted look
    • Polyester batting
    • Fabric - for my queen size bed I used 3 yards of 54” wide fabric for the headboard and buttons, make sure to buy enough extra fabric to compensate for the tufts
    • Spray adhesive
    • Drill
    • Circular saw or jigsaw
    • Staple gun
    • Upholstery needles - like these
    • Button kit - like this
    • Upholstery twine/thread
    • Zip ties - mine were 8 inches long

    Get other great do it yourself ideas from Schue Love


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