Little Girl’s Bedroom Makeover – Part 2
Welcome back to part 2 of the Little Girl’s Bedroom Makeover series! So a couple weeks have flown by and I STILL haven’t sat down at the sewing machine to sew those curtains. Since I am a procrastinator I figure I should keep moving towards a final reveal. THIS should get my behind in gear! Enjoy the second post on my little girl’s room. This is a summary of my first attempt at upholstery. Check out another Ikea hack…
I started with this Fjellse full bed frame.
And I lived with it for a while the way it was.
Once again…I’m not going to detail how I did it since it’s already very detailed in the referenced blogs and all over the internet. I used Kravet Perfect Plains for the material and I used these upholstery nails.
I found that I didn’t need the nail spacer or the upholstery hammer that was recommended on Cuckoo 4 Design. After much trial and error, I was able to get the best results with a normal hammer. I then found out after many pulled nails that you can simply knock the nail head to align it once it’s already hammered in. I could have used sooooo many less nails had I known that!
The legs are not perfect but you don’t notice it at all (unless you get down and take a picture of it!). I just used some teak oil on them since I had it sitting around. Do that days before you start adding fabric!
Cuckoo 4 Design was awesome detailing how to get the edge of the headboard looking super sharp and professional using Dritz upholstery tack strip.
Here she is! Now…if I just get around to those curtains…
Looking back I wish I would have spaced the nails further apart. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing. I don’t hate it like this, but I bought my master bedroom headboard after the fact and noticed how nice it looks spaced. I would have also left room for the mattress to tuck under the foam on the headboard. I now need to cut the mattress so it doesn’t hang off the end of the bed. You can see how much it hangs over in the above pictures. I am able to correct this without tearing apart the upholstery because I have a latex mattress. If you have a spring mattress you will be out of luck once it’s done. Pay attention to that!
So that’s it! Love it? Leave a comment. Hate it? See if you can do better on your bed frame! 😉
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