Well good morning you gorgeous gals, you!
Today we're going to get into some real life. DIY doesn't always go to plan, and sometimes what you made just fails. And in this case, it failed on multiple levels!
Let's start with the positives...
We finally got to moving on painting our bedroom a lighter, more relaxed shade of grey. I'm in love with how bright and fresh it is! It's the perfect calming bedroom color. Before we painted, I threw together this inspiration board and created a makeup station, and it was time to start getting into the nitty-gritty of redecorating.
Jake and I can't paint without beer. So that's why there are cans everywhere. Excuse the mess please :)
After we painted, we decided to get started on the headboard, I mean, how hard could it be? It was 10391 degrees outside (exact temperature) so we set up shop in the living room...thus the reason we look like we're on an episode of hoarders. Let the fun begin..
You see, once upon a time, a young engaged couple bought their first house, and the Mrs. (that's me) wanted a fancy upholstered headboard, that just wasn't in the budget. So, said engaged couple set out to make their own, and it didn't turn out half bad. Read all about it here. (Please bare in mind that was before I actually blogged regularly so be prepared for awful photos) Since I don't know how to leave good enough alone, I decided that I wanted to un-upholster that headboard, cut it all up, and try again. Let's just say our second attempt wasn't as successful as the first.
We started by pulling off the upholstery and all of the buttons. Since it was tufted, it meant that there were still impressions from being pulled so tightly, so I bought an extra pack of batting to smooth it over.
I created a few templates to decide how deep we'd like to cut the edges, and traced them onto both sides.
Once decided, we cut the batting/foam off of the edge, and used our jigsaw to cut the edges off.
To make sure everything was even, we thew it up against the wall. PHEW! Everything was looking good so far.
We smoothed the extra layer of batting over the headboard, as well as the fabric and just stapled away. This was still going pretty well. And then the trim happened.
dun. dun. dun.....
This shit is horrible. Its the hardest crap to work with, nearly impossible to attatch straight, and because our headboard was so thick with batting and foam, the nails would not go into the plywood underneath. After almost 2 hours of cursing, crying, and beer breaks, we finally looked at our handy work, and it was awful. Like a 5 year old did it.
So we took it off and tried again, this time, using tape and a level to try to make it even. It's still just as bad, y'all.
From the angle above it's not all that horrible...until you see the entire thing.
ha.ha.ha.hahahahahah! Excuse me while I catch my breath. At this point, we've spent so much damn money trying to fix this headboard that we should have just bought a new bed all together. I need your help! I don't know how to fix this trim. At this point, i'm sort of thinking of removing the trim all together, (woo-hoo for 40 bucks down the drain) and tufting it again? I love the shape, and with the extra padding, at least the tufts would be nice and plush and deep.
Any tips on how to work with nailhead trim? Did we just get a bad batch?
Thanks for listening to the rambling, and for an advice you can give to help a sister out with her DIY Drama.
Until Next Time,