First I hot glued some 1" thick foam to the surface (a trick that I saw on Trading Spaces). Then, I stapled some quilt batting all around the board and the edges. The last task was stapling the fabric piece to the board . . . making sure that it was centered (for the most part!) and straight.
Et Voila! The finished product. Don't pay any attention to the color of the background wall. That is on my next "To Do" list. It doesn't really play well to my new violet/lavender/rose color scheme. I am contemplating even painting it blue . . . maybe. :)
A close up of my handy work. I might also add that part of the reason that it took me so long to cover the headboard was because I took forever finding the right bedding that I wanted. A while back, I had aspirations on sewing the bedding myself. Alas, I am only human (LOL!) and I finally decided that it was more efficient to just buy the bedding. I found some awesome bedding made by Pine Cone Hill. I LOVE their stuff!!
And, I just have to put a good word in for Classic Chic because, I had originally ordered the same bedding through Layla Grace. Well, that was back in September. They kept telling me that it was coming and yet, no package. When I would email their customer service department, I would get the run around, only to discover at the end of the conversation that they were not even looking at the correct order. When I switched over to Classic Chic, they were soooo nice and helpful. They felt bad that it had taken me so long to get the bedding so they even expedited it for me. Maybe Layla Grace does better with other products but waiting 7 months for some bedding just wasn't going to cut it for me.
So . . . anywho. I feel like I am finally catching up with some of my project goals. Isn't it ironic that the bedroom is always the last place to get the makeover?! I will just have to paint the walls, make some throw pillows for the bed, and add a couple of other touches and then I am done! I will have to post more pics when that happens!