I am SO excited to share my transformation of this set of dark dated Vintage French Provincial Twin Head/Footboards.
Do you Remember these old thing?
I knew I wanted to update there tired warn look to be modern, bright and bold. After seeing this Head/Footboard painted in a pretty blue I knew I wanted to create a similar look.
I sanded and sanded, filled any nicks or dings and applied 2 coats of high adhesive primer and took a trip to the fabric store, innocent enough right? I came across this amazing colourful fabric and all my plans went out the window.
I now saw them in beautiful Tiffany blue with Penelope the pink elephant as the star of the show.
I painted the them out in Tiffany blue and this is when I decided to try my hand at upholstery. I cut out a template of the headboard and used it as pattern to cut out 2 matching pieces of the fabric for upholstery.
I used the same template to cut 1 inch foam and batting for the backing of the headboard.
I stapled the fabric over the foam and batting. They came alive!
I sewed a double welting in the matching fabric to finish off the edging by hot glueing it in place.
Stunning – AND I did it with a dated piece of furniture, fabric and paint!
I bet you will never look at a disregarded piece of furniture the same again.
Are you now a up-cycle believer now?