DIY Project – Diamond Tufted Upholstered Headboard

When I was refurnishing my bedroom, I knew I wanted a full size bed with under-bed storage and a upholstered headboard. Unfortunately, after searching high and low, I realize those 3 things apparently do NOT exist together. There are many queen/king size beds like that, but not in a full size. So I decided to put together my own bed just the way I want it. I bought the Ikea Mandal bed frame which comes with 4 drawers. The only thing that is missing is the headboard which I was inspired to DIY myself after seeing the loads of DIY tutorials online. This project took me almost a year to finally accomplish and now it’s done! My very first attempt to the popular DIY diamond tufted upholstered headboard!

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Finished Diamond Tufted Headboard

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Furniture Refinishing – Dresser

After taking advantage of a Lifebooker deal with my friends on a interior design class, I’ve been looking forward to a bedroom makeover. I wanted to switch out my twin size bed to a “big girl” bed as the instructor called it. Instructor specifically said that anyone over 16 should be sleeping on a full size bed or up (preferably a queen size). And I needed better consolidated wardrobe storage system. I had 1 standing wardrobe and 2 of those zippered canvas wardrobes along with a 5-drawer dresser! When I started doing some serious planning for my bedroom makeover, I was constantly contemplating what to do with my existing furniture. All my furniture was in great used condition and I wasn’t very enthusiastic about selling them on craigslist or just tossing them out. A few months back, I came across the iheartorganizing blog and got inspiration to a bunch of DIY and crafty projects. And it was from her post that I brought new life to my vintage 5 -drawer dresser.

Here’s the dresser in its original form. Sorry for the blurry picture! But it’s the only one I have. At first I thought my dresser was made of solid wood, unfortunately it was after I purchased the paint and hardware that I realize the dresser was made of particle boards. Oh well. But I did get a little worried that the particle boards might get warped with the addition of new paint. Crossing my fingers!

Vintage Dresser

Vintage Dresser

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