Saturday, October 19, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Upholstered Bed Frame Part 1

Here is a peek at the look I'm going for: 

 I love it so much.  It has everything going for it.  Great lines and classic details like button tufting.  

I've got a long way to go from where I started: A mattress and a wood frame box spring with a saggy cover.

This is what the box spring looks like with the cover removed.  I added feet to the corners and under the center for stability and some height.  

My plan was to cover the sides and legs with a layer of batting and then
upholster over that.  That turned out not to be a great idea since it didn't prop up the batting and fabric enough and it looked like it would dip between the supports.  This totally deflated my progress for a few months while I tried to figure out an easy, cheap solution.

My neighbor had some pegboard scraps and offered to cut them to to make the sides a bit more of a solid foundation for the upholstery.  It was the perfect solution.  And Free!

Come back soon and check out the progress!