I went from this (it's the guest bed, so basically our junk room as we remodel):
To this (can't wait to host family and friends!):
Deets to follow.
So, I gathered the following supplies:
- An old shower curtain -- still beautiful, but no longer fit our bathroom
- Heavy duty stapler and staples (available for $10 at Hobby Lobby, before 40% discount coupon).
- Buy extra staples. The ones with the device are too short, and few in number
- Fabric Button kit, also from HL. $3.49, but was half off the day I got it.
- 1/2 inch plywood panel (Home Depot made the cuts -- I asked for 55 in. x 22 in.) Was about $15.
- French Cleats. Home Depot calls them "mirror, picture & canvas hanger." Get the 18 inch one. It holds up to 200 pounds, and can straddle two studs for extra support. ($15)
- 1 inch Foam. Ridic cheap at HL.
- Batting. Same as above.
|awful pic, but you get the idea|
Next, and this is critical, pause to notice what else is happening on the porch:
Time to do some math. I pre-drilled the holes for my buttons. My brain nearly exploded when I realized I don't remember how to do long division. Seriously. Jason may be scouting "homes" for me already.
|Squinting to figure out 55 divided by 3|
Now -- foam, batting, cloth!
|Decided to bring foam flush with board|
|Found fabric adhesive pretty helpful in holding foam|
|FYI scissors = 1000x better than box cutters here|
|I loosely stapled the batting before heading to cloth|
|Staples. LOTS of staples.|
Pause. I started by pulling the fabric taut and stapling the center of each side. I just kept working around, lifting the panel to see the front. I added a level of difficulty by selecting fabric with such an obvious horizontal line. You might choose more wisely.
|Remove excess fabric|
|Yikes. I swear the other side is prettier.|
We used washers to secure to the back of the panel. I sewed embroidery floss from back to front, through button loop, and back again. See?
|The washer is covering the drilled hole.|
|FWIW: the shower curtain pre-headboard|