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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

    Mark K.
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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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