Here were the stipulations for what I looking for. (1) It needed to be not super girly so I could convince Paul that the bedroom would not scream that it is overly feminine (2) It needed to go well with our existing dressers which are a medium brown (eventually I plan to stain them darker and get new hardware, but that is not an apartment project) (3) I wanted a fabric pattern that would be easy to work with since it is my first time doing an upholstered headboard, so nothing that was super directional or geometric (4) I needed to love it!So while those stipulations might not seem to hard, finding the right fabric took months of occasional looking.
Second choice I had to make is the shape of the head board I found this diagram online to help me choose.
I ended up with the simpler shape, the Eccleston. Partially because it reminded me of Christopher Eccleston, the 9th doctor in Doctor Who. So off came those two extra pieces. I did not take any during pictures, but I followed this tutorial, from Heavens to Betsy.
I made sure to clip my corners of the fabric since I was dealing with curves, and I took the advise of several blogs and layered two egg crates to save on the cost buying that green foam. Here is my final result.
under $100. Yea, seriously. That is pretty cheap if you ask me, you can find headboards similar for about $400 - $$$$ My parents liked the result so much they are going to make one now as well! Do you have any projects that you pushed off doing and need to get done?