The head­board

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES -

A dated head­board will def­i­nitely de­tract from your project, so this must be ad­dressed at the out­set. Luck­ily, there are many in­ex­pen­sive and creative ways to rec­tify this is­sue. The head­board in our photo is lux­u­ri­ous and ob­vi­ously cov­ered with fab­ric to match the decor. You may not have enough time or enough funds to pur­chase an item like this or to have the cur­rent head­board pro­fes­sion­ally re­uphol­stered. You can, how­ever, re­cover an ex­ist­ing head­board (or sim­ple ply­wood pan­els) to cre­ate a fresh, new look. Pur­chase ad­di­tional cur­tain pan­els or flat sheets when buy­ing new bedding. You can use this co-or­di­nat­ing fab­ric to re-cover an ex­ist­ing head­board.

Co-or­di­nat­ing the look by pur­chas­ing match­ing bedding fab­ric is an easy fix. Pur­chase new foam pad­ding and bat­ting in or­der to cre­ate a soft fin­ish. Cover the head­board with the foam, then bat­ting and then the fab­ric. If there is no head­board, then cre­ate one us­ing ply­wood pan­els that can be uphol­stered and will sim­ply sit on the floor be­tween the head of the bed and the wall. I did this in our bed­room and it turned out quite well. A good hot-glue gun was all it took. De­pend­ing upon the type of head­board mom has, you might be able to paint it or even wall­pa­per it. Keep your op­tions open.

HAND­OUT / BEN­JAMIN MOORE

The fea­ture bed­room boasts a lovely fo­cal wall of botan­i­cals in co-or­di­nat­ing colours.

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