Monday, February 21, 2011

Every Girl Loves Ruffles

I'm sure many of you are like me and go blog hopping or looking at different websites for inspiration.  (I spend loads of time doing this.. Too MUCH).  Anywhoo I have noticed tons of ruffles everywhere from Urban Outfitters, Anthropology, Etsy plus lots and lots of blogs. Ruffles are everywhere and for some reason they make me smile!  I love the way they add that feminine french touch, if that makes sense.

 My neighbor Diana bought this really cute vintage headboard that had a lot of wear on it.  Ya we could paint it and it  would have been cute as a button. .. but then the light bulb went off what about a ruffled slipcover?  (I heard angles sing!!!)


Isn't she pretty I love the lines plus she has a round curved foot board.  Yummmy!!!



TADA!!! Ruffles Ruffles and more ruffles.  Isn't she pretty!!  I love the way she turned out.  I have to say though she was a bear to make.  I bribed my mom with homemade chicken and dumplins to come over after church and help me.  She is a really good seamstress and I needed all of her help.  I know I couldn't have done it without her. We started out pinning the fabric on the headboard then cutting but mom said we should make a template.  Since it was a twin I just used some left over Christmas wrapping paper laid the bed on it traced around it then cut it out. Then placed my fabric under my wrapping paper template and cut the fabric.  Next we made and attached the ruffles.  I used gathering tape to make the ruffles I thought it would be stronger since it will have heads against it the ruffles needed to be sturdy.  
Since the headboard was round I couldn't go all the way to the seam with ruffles because they would have stuck straight out and that would have looked weird.  I opted for stopping as close as I could finishing out the top layer with a trim that I made out of the same fabric.  I topped it off with a rosette accented with buttons.




I'm not gonna lie this was a little hard for me and without my mom I wouldn't have been able to complete this project.  This is my first headboard slip. I think next time I'll do a square one.  Even though it was difficult it was worth all the effort.  I think it is just adorable.  I can just see it with pinks and greens mismatch chenille and lace bedding awww love it!!!  Well she's off to the shop hopefully to be bought for a sweet little girl's room.  This makes me a little sad because I'm kinda of attached to it.  Ha
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26 comments:

  1. Very nice, perfect for the girls!

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  2. You just get more creative each week. That is so cute. Thanks for joining me...I love it. XO

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  3. This is fabulous and what a great job you and your mom did!! This is going to make some little girl very happy!!

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  4. I WANT ONE!!!! How cute! :D My girls would love one!

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  5. This is the cutest idea I've ever seen. Love it!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. Darling...and WHAT a lot of work! I love it! Some lucky little girl is gonna love that. Hugs- Diana

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  7. Adorable! It makes me wish my mom could sew!

    Best,
    Ashleigh

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  8. How adorable! New to your blog and look forward to looking around.
    Dropping by from How To's Day. Hope you'll come see the informal picture wall How To I did for DD2.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  9. Love it! What a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I LOVE this girly headboard cover! The little rosette in the middle is perfect.

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  11. I'm loving ruffles right now and this is a truly genius idea! Great job.

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  12. great idea! Love upcycling :0) Hopped over from Tip Junkie's Tip Me Tuesday. Have an Inspired day! :0)

    www.theinspiredretreat.blogspot.com

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  13. cutest hb i've ever seen! great idea!

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  14. Oh my gosh, it is so lovely! Wish you had a tutorial! : )

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  15. I love this to the moon! If you have a minute drop in and link this to All Things Inspired tomorrow!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  16. This is so nice, I really love your blog. Keep up the good work!

    Penny

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  17. It looks beautiful! I know the hard work you put into it!

    Kathy

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  18. Very sweet and original idea. People will be copying this one~just watch!!

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  19. I saw your link on theletteredcottage ...i love your ruffled headboard. It is absolutely adorable! I'm on a mission now to find something in my house to ruffle up! :-)

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  20. It's suuuuuper pretty! You should paint the headboard too so you can change between the two looks easily and maybe charge more for it :)
    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

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  21. I think I just found the headboard idea I have been looking for...Wowza..LOVES IT!!!!

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  22. I just discovered your blog via Miss Mustard Seed's link party, and I have to say your ruffled headboard called out to me from all the thumbnails....it's really adorable, and the little flower is a nice touch. I also appreciate your list of link parties. That's useful to me because I like to create things too, and need to get out there more with my projects.

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  23. That is absolutely
    to die for gorgeous!!
    I ADORE it !!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  24. Very pretty, your slipcover turned out great! I have this linked to my headboards post too today, nice job!

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