Bringing the outdoors in is a huge trend in the interior design industry. Making Mountain Range Photograph upholstered headboard is an easy weekend project you can make to transform and design your master bedroom room on a budget.
A Mountain Range Photograph and Canvas Fabric Pieces Make an Affordable Nature Inspired Custom Headboard!
I love making simple Mountain Range Photograph headboard out of Fabric pieces and Photo Iron Transfer Paper. You can use photos of yourself and print them onto photo transfer paper.
Follow the instructions on your photo transfer paper and put your Mountain Range Photograph on a piece of canvas. I like to have the photo blown up large, then cut it down into a grid of squares, so when assembled I get one huge photo. You could use the same photo over and over though.
You can easily make a great looking upholstered headboard out of almost any photo transferred to canvas.
Try printing your Mountain Range Photograph in black and white on colored canvas squares. This will lend a more contemporary fell to the headboard.
You can complete this Mountain Range Photograph project in one day, for less than $150.
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To Make an Upholstered Mountain Range Photograph Head Board You Will Need:
MDF (3, 6, or 9 Pieces, sizes described below)
Flat L brackets
Photo transfer paper
Mountain Range Photograph(s)
The first step is to cut your MDF to size. I recommend letting the professionals at the home improvement store make these cuts for you. They only charge 25 cents a cut! I recommend about 15 inches by 15 inches. You will be covering a bunch of squares to build one large headboard.
My measurements are merely recommendations for a pop art bed headboard. You can easily change the dimensions of this Mountain Range Photograph headboard for a twin, full, or king-sized bed based.
Cut separate pieces of MDF to these specific measurements: 15X15 inches.
Now, have the canvas cut out to 18 by 18 inches. This will allow for about 3 inches to overlap onto the back to attach it.
You need at least three of these, but you can make it as wide or as tall as you want.
Now, cut a piece of foam to fit each of the three or more pieces of MDF exactly. You can buy sheets of foam at any fabric store. To save time you can as them to cut it. You can also easily cut it at home using an electric knife.
Lay your pieces of MDF outside on a flat work surface. Spray each piece lightly with a strong adhesive spray. Lay the corresponding foam piece on the MDF and press it into place. The spray adhesive with hold it in place so it does not ever move.
Lay the Mountain Range Photograph fabric face down on a clean flat work surface. You want the pattern you want to see laying down on the table.
Lay the corresponding piece of MDF and foam down on the back of the Mountain Range Photograph fabric.
The foam should be touching the back of the Mountain Range Photograph fabric. Start in the middle of each side. Pull the fabric up and over the back of the MDF. Use a staple gun to attach it in place. If you are worried about damaging the Mountain Range Photograph fabric you can use upholstery tacks.
Do the middle of each of the four sides first. Pull the fabric in taunt each time. Evenly work your way out from the center staples. Do the four corners last. To make them neat practice folding them over like you is wrapping a package. Once you have the right look staple the corner fabric into place.
Repeat this process on all of the pieces of the headboard.
Now, once all of your Mountain Range Photograph fabric pieces are covered you need to lay them face down on a clean work surface. Place three in a row or however many you need to be as wide as your specific bed. Line the squares up at the bottom of the headboard. This line should be straight, causing a straight line at the top of the custom headboard.
Use a metal flat bracket to attach each piece of the custom headboard together. Place one at the top and one at the bottom of every piece of the headboard. The left hole of the bracket should be on the left piece and the right hole of the bracket should be on the right piece. You can find these flat brackets where the L brackets are in the hardware store. Make a mark where each hole falls with a pencil. Pre drill the hole about ½ inch in. Lay the brackets back in place and screw them into place.
Screw in picture hanging hooks onto the left and right sides of the back of the upholstered Mountain Range Photograph fabric headboard.
The hooks should be installed about four inches in from the left and right side of the headboard. They should be about 2 inches down from the top of this piece.
Install you screws into the wall and hang your upholstered Mountain Range Photograph headboard.