One of my favorite clients commissioned me to build her and her new hubby a tufted headboard. There are a few reasons why she’s one of my favorite clients. Number one she is crazy about all things wild, daring and unique. Number two, she pretty much gives me free reign with nitty gritty design decisions. And number three, her projects usually push me to learn new techniques. This tufted headboard is a perfect example of all three.
The shape of the headboard came directly from Design*Sponge. How pleased was I to discover a template for the headboard on their site? While the shape and size were the same as the one on Design*Sponge, the tufting was a feature that we decided to add. I have tufted before but I always felt I was missing a key step. A quick Google search and I was disappointed to find that no one had really posted the technical pointers I was looking for. I did watch one video montage showing the process which turned out to be just what I needed (although I did have to watch it 3 or 4 times).
Here’s me in all my grubby glory measuring for the holes to be drilled:
|Check out the upholstery needle! That’s only 1/3 of it showing — yikes!|
|Oh — starting to take shape! White vinyl. Sumptuous.|