Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Upholstered Bedhead Headboard

Well I am happy to say I am having a productive week.

I mentioned the free bedhead I picked up, in my last post. I have managed to reupholster it and am really happy with the result.

Here it is BEFORE.





and here it is AFTER...






I painted the woodwork black.




This fabric has been fantastic. I got it in a sale and have covered chairs, lamps (thanks Sandy) and now a bedhead in it.
I wanted to use double piping as that is what was used originally and it gives a professional finish but I have had a very difficult time trying to make it. I even ordered a special piping foot from the States but it hasn't helped me. Then I had the idea of painting the old piping that I had removed from the bedhead. Well it worked a treat.





So here she is in all her glory. I'm tempted to sell our queen-size bed just so I can keep her (She/he is a King-size).




I am not having much joy selling my projects on ebay so if any of you resourceful ladies have an idea where else I could sell, I'm all ears.
Angex




29 comments:

Stella and Pearl said...

Your headboard lookings beautiful and what lovley fabric!

Kyandra said...

Oh my gosh Ange..that looks sensational...wow I love it..Kym X

Raine and Sage said...

Love the fabric Ange, and what a clever idea painting the piping. It looks very sleek and stylish!

Raine and Sage said...

PS - I can't imagine you having anything that wouldn't sell. Maybe you should try and sell via your blog? :)

Amanda said...

Wow, what a transformation!! It looks amazing. You are so clever :)

LisaK said...

Congratulations what a wonderful transformation. I couldn't let it go!

Thea said...

This is stunning! Selling through the blog sounds like a good idea. x

Anna White said...

Amazing Ange...what a huge difference it makes...I still need to learn the art of upholstering. Im so surprised that your pieces are selling on Ebay..compared to the crap that some people put on there. Can you get away with using a king on a queen? x

Ann said...

Australia needs trademe - it would sell on there in a flash! It's so chic - I love it...

orchidlanedecor.com said...

Ange, that is amazing. What a classy piece you've turned it into. I'd agree with trying to sell through your blog. It's worth a try. Let us know what you decide!
Suzy xxx

Tina said...

Ange, you have done another stunning job!! Are you sure you can't find a way to hang onto that beauty?? I love the painted double piping - genius :) ~ Tina xx

Life in the Country Lane said...

Ohhh I love it. I would make it my new bed if it was mine. Wish I was in your state, it would be sold in a flash! Great job Ange.
Rebecca x

brismod said...

Gorgeous, Ange. I'd keep it if you were in the market for a new bed. And I agree - you should try to sell via the blog rather than ebay.

Esther@fleurcottage said...

aren't we GOOD?! :) AMAZING!

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Ange, It looks amazing but that's a bugger about the ebay. Do you do it Buy it Now? I would think it would zoom out with a reasonable buy it now...auctions are too fickle. I think you should definetly try and sell through the blog though, cheers Katherine

Lord Cowell said...

Stellar job! I hate upholstering, so hats off to you. D.

Belle Inspirations said...

Great work! Looks fantastic I really need to get someone to upholster my two chairs, can't wait to enjoy them again!

mydesignchic said...

What an amazing transformation...love it!!

Millie said...

Fantastic job Ange! I won't tell you what I paid to have a KS made for our bedroom, but it had 3 noughts after it! Maybe make up a button that links back to your ebay homepage & shove it at the top of your blog?
Millie ^_^

Helen M said...

G O R G E O U S....

Just Martha said...

Look at those beautiful sleek lines. Magnificent!!

Revival said...

Welcome Back! I missed you! Great job on the headboard! The piping doesn't even look painted - amazing.

NATURAL MODERN INTERIORS said...

Hi Ange. Sorry its been a while, we have been flat out here trying to finish up for Xmas. Love your headboard it looks great... well done :)

I would trying selling through your blog first. Have a great weekend. Have fun, Lisa

Julie-Ann said...

Brilliant! It looks really great:). And what a clever idea to paint the existing piping.

Spots & Stripes said...

Wow - that bed head is amazing. Love it! The boutique markets at Portside in Brisbane sell classy stuff, I don't know if you want to make the commute! Also, I've add you onto my blogroll. Amber

Third Avenue Style said...

W O W!!!!! beautiful job.

Katie

Debs said...

Lovely! I agree with the others - try a blog shop. I sell quite well on mine.
As for the double piping - use an adjustable zipper foot to get close to the first piece of piping cord you cover, then use an ordinary presser foot to 'stitch in the ditch', when covering the second row of piping cord. The presser foot 'sits' on top of both cords as you sew. Hope this helps!

AK-Magnolia House said...

Angie! Gorgeous work! I would try out Etsie and sell on your blog too! You can connect the two together. I have not yet made the effort but I would love to some day! You are a talent! I hope you enjoy your holiday season.
AK xo

Di said...

I would buy your bedhead in a heart beat! Absolutely stunning!