Alex & Igot engaged over the weekend and we couldn't be happier. I am seriously the luckiest girl in the world to be marrying my best friend. Ilove you so very much!!! Merry Christmas from the (soon to be) Minicucci's!
In order to cut the cost of my outrageous decorating taste (I learned from the best, Dee), Alex & I decided it would be best to try and make our own headboard. With the help of some DIY websites and my wonderfully handy father, we were able to create a really great look on a very low budget.
Materials Needed: 1. Cute fabric- 2.5 yards for a queen 2. Batting/Fiberfill- 2.5 yards of this as well. 3. Plywood: 2 @ 30” long x 4” wide (legs) & 1 1/4" sheet of 4x8 cut down to 60" x 29" (frame) 4. Staple gun and upholstery staples 5. Wood Glue 6. Fabric Glue (optional) 7. Hammer 8. Decorative Nail heads (optional)
Step 1:Assemble the wood frame Place the legs at the edge of the headboard and secure with wood glue.
Step 2: Attach the batting Wrap the foam batting around the edge of the board and secure with a staple gun.
Step 3: Upholster the Headboard (aka staple gun the edges) Fold your chosen fabric around the wood frame and newly applied foam padding. Secure the edges with your staple gun like we just did for the foam. Hammer in any loose staples that did not go completely through the fabric.
Step 4 (optional): Upholster the legs Wrap extra yardage around the legs and secure with fabric glue. This is not necessary, but I had enough fabric and I thought it would look properly finished so I decided to give it a try. Step 5: Apply Nail heads I decided to use the nail heads on just the sides of my headboard (This method can be used for a boarder as well). Space nail heads 3 inches apart and secure in place with a hammer.
Linen Fabric- free! (the perks of having a mother whose an interior designer)
If you've been a long time follower, you know this already. I happen to come across a random, sidebar add on facebook that I actually clicked on. Welcome to Charm & Chain. Holy extravagance, this site is fantastic. Yes, there are many items that are, unfortunately, out of reach, BUT there are some amazing pieces for under $200. I've picked my top ten:
I felt like this week went on forever, but Friday is finally here and I'm so ready for date night. My favorites this week are going to be design oriented, again, since we officially move 2 weeks from tomorrow. Last week was window treatments and this week I've been inspired by chic foyers. We actually have a very grown up entry in our new apartment and I'm so excited to decorate it. Here are a few that I am loving...
It's officially Fall!!! My favorite season has begun. Alex and I are headed to Long Island this weekend for some qt with Bode and our families. I'm soo very much looking forward to it. Today's favorites are inspired by Fall on beautiful Long Island.
Happy Friday everyone!!! I am loving this chilly weather in NY. Fall is definitely on its way! I decided that I would leave the fashion week commentary for the industry insiders, but I had to have some of my top picks in todays post.
We have not even signed the lease yet on our new apartment and I'm already picking out headboards. Our current bedroom was too small to have one so the thought of getting one is very exciting! I really want a fun, printed headboard, but I'm not sure if the bf will go for it. After looking online I've decided that purchasing one may be out of our budget. I think a DIY headboard would be a fun weekend project once we move in. Here are some inspirations:
As always, I'm super excited that it's Friday. Date night with my babe, followed by some relaxation, maybe brunch with the girlfriends and then watching my NY Jets on Sunday. It's going to be a low key weekend and I love it. My bedroom was lavender growing up and I get a tad nostalgic whenever I see the color. It inspired today's Favorites.