A Closer Look - Picture Frame Headboard DIY

Good morning Small Space Dwellers! Thank you for all the love on the Single Girl Bachelor Apartment Project. I am overjoyed by your response. I figured we could take a closer look at one of the projects I worked on. Come along the journey with me as I go through my process of creating the simple picture frame headboard.

Step 1 - Choosing the Frame

My favourite thrift shop tends to get last season's displays from various reputable retail stores around the city, so it is always a delight to go there and scour through the second hand goodies when new shipments come in. Great quality items for a fraction of the cost. 

They have this amazing collection of display frames from the Gap and American Apparel so it was just a matter of choosing the frame that would work best in Ashley's bedroom. Here are some of the options I was working with.
  




My Choice:



I decided to go with this frame because of the dimensions. Just one of these frames on it's side is about the width of a queen sized bed, so it would work perfectly without any further tweaking.

Step 2 - Choosing the Fabric

The colour scheme that Ashely was keen on was a collection of greys, purples, and browns, so I wanted to work with a fabric that had interest but worked well with the colour scheme. One thing I also had to take into consideration was how the fabric was going to work with the bedding. 


My Choice:



I decided to go with the scripted 'Britten Nummer' fabric because it added a sense of whimsy to the bedroom area with out competing with the bedding. It also did a great job of drawing the eye into the space.

Step 3 - Putting it Together

Once the choices were made putting the headboard together was a simple. I started by distressing the frame a bit just to give it a little something extra. Then I lined up the fabric in the frame adjusting it to make sure that the script was straight. I cut off the extra and staples the fabric to the back of the picture frame insert. You may also want to add a bit of glue (from a hot glue gun) to secure the fabric as well. 

Putting the headboard up was as simple as hanging a frame. You want to make sure you secure the frame well because REMEMBER this is acting as a headboard. You don't want it moving around on you in certain bed rocking situations. ;)







VoilĂ  - Picture Frame Headboard




Happy DIYing Small Space Dwellers! Have a great weekend!

XOXO



49 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea and I LOVE that fabric! I lol'd at the "bed rocking situations" comment XD

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    1. Thanks Nicole! LOL... I thought twice when I was writing that but figured "What the hey... let's just go with it"..hahah

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  2. You definitely chose the right fabric! That was one of the very first things I noticed about the space. And LOL at the bed rocking too!!!

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    1. LOL! Thanks Alison. That's perfect. It did exactly what I wanted it to do.

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  3. I LOVE how this came out, what a cute idea!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thanks Yi-chia! ;) I appreciate the love!

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  4. Great job! Which thrift store location do you go to? Cause I never have any luck with thrift finds.

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    1. Thanks Tashieka. Then Again Vintage and SMASH are a few of my favourites :)

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      Nike O.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I love this! What a great idea!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I appreciate the love!

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  6. This is so amazing! I would never have thought to use this as a headboard. I love the script that you picked too. Great job!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Thanks Amy! Yeah It's such an easy way and affordable DIY :)

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  7. So interesting to see how this works,I think I'll be most paranoid about securing it and lol at your bed rocking comment ;), xoxo.

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    1. Lol... ;) You would be fine. A few extra nails then...lol

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    1. Thanks Kelly Ann! I appreciate the love!

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  9. Fabulous! Such a great idea. I'm not a DIY type (although I want to be) and it's actually seems simple enough that it's something I'd consider doing. This could work for our guest bedroom.

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    1. Definitely Cece! It is definitely. It's all about picking the right fabric. Let me know how it goes.

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      Nike O.

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate the love!

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  11. very great work, i enjot your DIY! It's so surprising how talented and patient you are on this kind of things my dear! absolutwley wow ;)


    I'm following you now, hope you follow back!

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    1. Thank you Jerome! I appreciate the love!
      Consider yourself followed ;)

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Fun and simple.

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  13. This is super fun and super cute. Love this idea.

    xo
    Haylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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    1. Thanks Haylee :) I appreciate the love

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  14. 2 thumbs up for your DIY and previous post! I think you did a great job by fully utilizing the space =)

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    1. Thanks Lady! *big toothy smile*

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  15. Wow! This is so cool! I would have never have thought to do something like this. This is why I watch all those DIY shoes for houses because I love the repurposing they do. This is seriously cool! <3

    toni

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    1. Thank you Toni! My family has a running joke about how much home decorating/renovating shows I watch...lol

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  16. good choice! I really like this DIY! I'm totally going to try this when i get my own place!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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    1. Thanks Liv! Yes, definitely do! And DO share pictures if you do... would love to see it :)

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  17. Wow, I love it! What a great idea girl and you did such an amazing job!

    XO,
    Rachel Ashley
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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    1. Thanks Rachel! *big toothy smile*. I appreciate the love!

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  18. THIS IS AMAZING! you just have the greatest ideas i will never forget!

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    1. Thank you Rachael! :) *blushing*

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  19. wow wow wow - my mind just got blown, what a fabulous project! I live in 900 square feet, and can definitely stand to learn some new tips to living with little space - so happy to have stumbled across your blog today!
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    Here&Now

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    1. Thank you Jess! 900 sq. ft. LOVE! You have tons of space to work with! Looking forward to seeing you around my Eight Hundred Sq. Ft.

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    1. Thank you Carla. The love is much appreciated!

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  21. Amazing blog and work!
    Would like to follow each other? Let me know..


    pashionality.com

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    1. Thank you Patricia! You have quite an amazing blog yourself! I will definitely be following you.

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  22. You have such a beautiful blog I am now following I can use some of your tips :)
    www.sweetwithenvy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Lady :) I look forward to seeing you around my 800 Sq. Ft.

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  23. I love that headboard, what a good idea. And super easy too!

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