Saturday, February 19, 2011

$29.14 Ruffled Headboard

It feels like the time gremlin stole the month of February from us! It was just Valentine’s Day yesterday and now it’s already the 19th. Speaking of Valentine’s, just sharing with you the best Valentine’s present ever that I got. I’m in the middle of upgrading our master bath after winning the $250 gift card during the Mom Cave contest over at Between Naps on the Porch and finally, my dear hubby got the hint that flowers nor blings won’t make that day special for me, so we shopped together for this!

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Woohoo! I used this DeWalt sander to smoothen the cabinet structure and doors of the vanity and I’m one satisfied gal. I used to sand the recently-filled holes manually but I’ll never look back after experiencing how fast and efficient this tool is. In 5 minutes, I was able to scrape off the unwanted dirty white paint and get a really smooth finish. The best part is it’s so easy to move it around the part that I’m sanding. Powerful! How about you, what special gift did you receive last Valentine’s Day?

For a while there, you might have thought that my post today is about our master bath. Gotcha there :) Actually, it’s about my mother’s ruffled headboard, the inspiration of which is this from Country Living Magazine:

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Here’s how she did it:

She cut 6 pieces of 7-inch strips to make up for the ruffles part then stitched the bottom edge with scallop design.

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She then marked into the backing where each strip should be sewn. (Psst..we snuck in taking this picture around 6 a.m. while Princess Two was still asleep.)

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Here's a close-up of the stitches at the bottom of each ruffle.

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And another. Now let's move on to the overall look, shall we?

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The ruffled headboard looks so feminine and sexy and adds that much needed softness in her bedroom. On your right, you'll see the $10 garage sale dresser she turned from drab to fab. On your left is her $4.49 Goodwill junk that we initially planned to be her TV console but ended up being her nightstand.

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I really like looking at it in this angle because it really radiates a girly-girly look.

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This project looks so lovable and cuddly that I'm planning to recreate it in another bedroom.

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Here's a breakdown of our expenses:
Fabric at $2.79 a yard x 5 = $13.95
Curtain rod on sale at $15.19
Total is $29.14

So for only $29.14, we have a unique and lovely headboard that gives a dramatic impact on my mother's bedroom wall.



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64 comments:

  1. That looks really awesome, very interesting!

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  2. That is so cute! I wish I was more crafty lol. Thanks for linking up to Meet & Follow Sunday. Have a good weekend.

    www.thethriftymilitarywife.com

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  3. So pretty, creative and inspiring!!

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  4. What a cute idea! So clever!! Thanks for finding me today. I dropped by to follow you back :)

    Happy Saturday!

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  5. I am seeing ruffles EVERYWHERE and they are adorable! New follower through Meet and Follow Sunday!

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  6. New follower, found you on Meet and Follow Sunday! I love this...so unique and fun!

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  7. HELLO! Where have you been all my life? I adore your blog and all creativity. Lovelovelove it! I just recently moved out to CA, and am completely redoing everything in my house! BUT...the promise I made myself is that I will either make or find what I'm looking for at thrift stores. So far..I've been true to myself. I love this idea with the ruffles. It's super easy and fun!

    I'm your newest follow from The Thrifty Military Wife.

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  8. So clever and so pretty! I love ruffles too! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade!

    Have a great week!

    Roeshel

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  9. Your Mom should sleep like a Princess now. I bet your Princesses will want her room.

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  10. What a really cute idea!!! Yaaaaaayyy for a new tool, lol! we love new tools here.

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  11. I love this idea! It looks so great. I've got to get a sewing machine.

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  12. What a great lookin' headboard!!
    Thanks for sharing. :o)
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  13. I love the ruffles!
    Thanks for sharing on DIY'ER!
    I'm a new follower and would love you to be mine!
    I've got some great things on there and coming out!
    http://brandlarge.blogspot.com/
    Much love and many more blessings!
    B.Large

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  14. Hello dear,

    I really enjoy reading your posts.
    By the way, can you help me spread the word about my giveaway to our fellow Filipino bloggers there in US? Please try to join too.

    Here is the link: http://divinefully.blogspot.com/2011/02/postcards-giveaway-contest.html

    Thanks and hope to see you around :)

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  15. Hi SJ, that turned out wonderful. You have the best ideas!

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  16. I adore ruffles so you had me right there, it looks wonderful and very unique!
    Following you right back!
    Tracey

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  17. That turned out fabulous. I'm your newest follower. I'm throwing my first link party today (Monday) it would be great if you would stop by and share your project.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  18. new follower from the hop! I also linked up on facebook and twitter! Come see me!
    http://haydencouponmom.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thank you so much for joining the More The Merrier Monday Linky Party. Be sure to come back next week. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  20. Really cute, I'm in love with it!

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  21. That is so cute, love the stitching detail too!

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  22. How comfy & cute all in one! Also love the pop of blue trim on the drawers. I'm a new follower via the DIY Showoff!

    -caroline
    http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com

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  23. I like what you did and it looks great with the other furniture!
    I have seen some shower curtains like this. I have shower curtains on the brain. This might be a good project for that though. Or pillows!

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  24. So unique and romantic. Thanks for sharing this at WUW.

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  25. I love the outcome!
    I started a shower curtain and it's been there for about 2 months, I need someone to make my ruffles for me.

    Want to move to NY?

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  26. Very cute! Can't wait to see what bed linens your gonna use.
    xo,
    Sena

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  27. Cool! Hanging them on the rod is genius!

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  28. This is truely LOVELY! I will SO be doing this!!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  29. That is just fantastic. I love the look, and will keep it in mind for a future project.
    ~Kimberlee
    www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

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  30. Very beautiful idea!! Not sure how I came across your site...some linky party of some sort, but here I am and what a fun blog!!

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  31. Wow! I love ruffles and this is just so sweet!

    Thanks so much for sharing. I found you through a linky party. My readers would love this. I would love if you came and linked up to TOO Cute Tuesday!

    http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/02/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-19.html

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  32. Omg! So cute!! I love ruffles. Love the tablecloth. Headboard turned out cute. Following now if I don't already! LOL
    Michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

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  33. So pretty and clever, I love the way it turned out!

    stumbled onto your blog from the remodelholic link party, looks like you have done some great projects! Adding you to my list to follow :)

    feel free and check out my blog at adventuresinweekdaycooking.blogspot.com if you want!

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  34. I loved this...what a great idea! Love your blog too. I'm your newest follower. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful ideas :-)
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  35. Gorgeous!! I hope you don't mind that I gave you a shout out on my blog for this post.

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  36. CUTE!! I am in love with ruffles in little girls rooms. So adorable.

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  37. gosh....i fell in love with that inspiration pic of yours from country living when it first came out.

    your head board looks awesome. i LOVE ruffles.

    on another note...how did you get the link party buttons so small on your post? i need to know... ;)

    happy weekend.
    kellie

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  38. This is beautiful!!! I love it!

    I shared it on my TT&J facebook page :)

    xoxox
    Jen

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  39. Love it!!!
    www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

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  40. So pretty! I love it! What a fun idea. I found you on Tatertots & Jello's FB page. :)

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  41. i'm crazy for ruffles and i just adore this idea for a headboard...wonderful job! thanks for sharing with my readers on fridays unfolded.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  42. Absolutely fantastic!! Wow! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  43. New follower hope you will follow back http://mommysmotleycrue.blogspot.com/

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  44. What a cute and interesting idea! :)

    Tnx so much for linking this up at my party! :D

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  45. This would make an awesome anthropologie knockoff shower curtain.

    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=893020

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  46. What a unique idea! I actually have a small window over the bed that this might be a solution for. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Love it! Have a feature scheduled for this morning at Extreme Personal Measures.

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  48. This is adorable! I am your newest follower. I saw your post at Beyond The Picket Fence. :)

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  49. love it, and if you hurry you can share at my party!!!

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/03/anything-goes-party-6.html

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  50. That is such an adorable and creative idea thank you for sharing. I am for sure putting this in my inpiration folder thank you. I found you from the I love nap time craft link party

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  51. LOVE It! I will be featuring it tomorrow, make sure to grab a button.

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  52. Saw you at I Heart Naptime - Would love for you to link this up at my Linky Party!


    Smiles,
    Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework
    Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party

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  53. amazing job, I need a headboard for my bed. this is looking like a great idea!


    I'm featuring this project on my blog tomorrow! www.JensOwnRoad.blogspot.com

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  54. LOVE this! such an inexpensive way to make a great headboard :)

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  55. I love these ruffles and your descriptions are so clear! Great ideas!

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  56. Ruffles add so much romance and depth. It is beautiful!

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  57. This is just lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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  58. Gorgeous headboard!! and I love the fact you got a sander for Valentine's day!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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