Mr. Spring had a whole Ikea bedroom set from his bachelor days, and it has come into our marriage. Our home has three bedrooms, and we are using two as guest rooms. The Ikea set has been put in a guest room, and the door has basically been closed except when guests come. I was never a fan of the set even though it does get used occasionally. At this point we thought it was pointless to buy a new bedroom setup. So I decided to make lemonade with the lemons which meant covering the Ikea headboard with fabric.
There she is – a matchy, matchy set that is not my style. Now, I do have to say this worked great for Mr. Spring as a bachelor, but it was time for some updating. I decided that buying some fabric and covering the headboard will help break up the set. Disregard the shades which I am not a fan of either, but like I said, this door is closed most of the time.
This set has also made the move multiple times from South Carolina to Hawaii to Maine to Georgia and now to New York. It has some wounds from all the travels that I was also hoping to cover. I figured out an easy way to fix it up.
I bought a simple patterned fabric at JoAnn Fabrics. This room is gold, and I have not repainted it since we moved in. I thought right now let’s just work with what we have in the gold. I thought gray would be pretty against the color. My first step was to iron out all the wrinkles. Next, I attached the fabric to the headboard.
I pulled the mattress away so it would be easier to attach the fabric.
I did not go very scientific on attaching the fabric. I went with good ole duct tape and masking tape. I used plenty, and I will tell you the fabric is not going anywhere. Plus, if I get tired of the pattern of the headboard, it will be easy to change. Don’t worry! The mattress will cover the tape in the front of the headboard.
Here is a close up of the corners. Again duct tape helped make this corner secure and tight. If you do this, it’s important to make your folds nice and neat.
There she is – an updated look for this Ikea set. You can also see I got rid of one of the side tables and brought in a desk that had been hanging out in the other guest room. It makes a good side table. I can still spiff up this room even more, but for now it is much better.
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