I used to have this beautiful, HEAVY, vintage mirror. One day last year, there was an accident, and the mirror broke.
I was left with this frame.
For awhile I kept it thinking, I’ll get another mirror for it. Then, I realized, I needed a headboard. Reincarnation awaited!
First, I had to choose fabric. A mid-week trip to get particle board for the back, and I was ready to build the headboard this weekend.
A quick rundown of the “ingredients”:
- Particle Board / Backing
- Foam / Padding
- Staples & Staple Gun
- Hanging Equipment
Looking at the back, there were remnants of the original, disintegrating particle board to remove. It also gave me a chance to walk through the steps to reach my desired end.
Once the frame was prepared, I cut the padding to fit the space. Twice. The padding I purchased was fairly thin, so I’d purchased enough to double it.
Then I cut my fabric so it was long enough to wrap around the padding and staple-gun to the particle board.
Time to staple!
I’m going to admit something … I’ve never used a staple gun. A few years back, my mother gave me one to help me embrace the DIY attitude I was beginning to have. Though I took on plenty of DIY matters, such as hanging shelves and painting. I even constructed a bed (post to come). I still had never used the staple gun.
No time like the present to figure it out!
I finished stapling the sides, and it was time to nail the newly padded particle board with my chosen fabric to the mirror frame. This was much harder than I anticipated, and I hit my thumb more than once. Normally, I think I’m really adept with a hammer. Today, not so much.
My headboard is ready to go! It looks great, and I’m really proud of myself. Here’s what it looks like all finished. I’m going to have a friend help me hang it; it’s pretty heavy. I want to make sure we do it right. So I leaned it against the wall to give an idea of what it’ll look like when done and hung. YAY!