|Finding straight wood at Home Depot was a challenge. This is Ben showing one of the worst pieces. Look at that curve!|
|Ben measuring and cutting the boards for the frame around the board.|
|Ben attaching the frame to the board.|
|The finished back of the board. Ben framed it for extra stability.|
|Draping the padding over the board and finding out that we couldn't wrap it all the way around the bottom!|
|Stapling in action!|
|Close up of the egg crate stapled around the board.|
We just pulled the fabric super tight and put a crap ton of staples to hold it in place. We made sure that the corners were nice and sharp, and even had to go back and add MORE staples to keep the edges uniform and non-bumpy all the way around. (The double egg crate made for a sometimes non-uniform surface, so it may be better to just use one piece of solid foam to get an even surface).
I have had this fabric sitting around for quite some time now-almost a year and a half, actually! I bought it 2 summers ago to cover some yard sale chairs and never got around to having them covered. It was actually pretty expensive, so that drove the total cost of this project up, even though I have had the fabric for a while.
|The finished product. What do you think??|
My next project is to upgrade the bedding. I want to pull some of the yellow in and get a new bedspread-still a neutral, just maybe a little more plush. I also want to add something over the bed. I have a couple ideas, but what do you think? What should I put above my bed?
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