|It's a dark purple (my mom says it's brown with a purple-ish hue, I say it's totally purple. The purple of grape Kool-aid, only saturated). The print is dark, inky purple and an amazing grey/tan with metallic running through it.|
My mom and Bob (my step-dad) and I went up to OKC one weekend to make the headboard. It only took a few hours!
We figured out that the fabric running sideways (the way we did it on the headboard) was actually about the same size (within a few inches) of the fabric running up and down. In order to avoid cutting the fabric and sewing it, while trying to keep the pattern in tact, to make it wide enough for their California King bed (her hubs is 6'7''), we just went the other way. The pattern is so cool, it totally worked!
My awesome Mom & Bob had some ideas about making the thing, since they had made one for their Master bedroom, which I will have to post about later, since it's gorgeous. We didn't make it to attach to the bed-frame, but to just stand between the wall and bed. We put a 2X4 across the bottom, to add support. We put foam and then wrapped the fabric and stapled it like crazy. We didn't bother with adhesive, or batting, and I think it is just as sturdy as if we had. The main thing was lining up the pattern! With such a graphic pattern, we decided not to tuft it, plus, the fabric itself is metallic, so we did without nail heads, making this an easy afternoon project. Having three of us working on it didn't hurt, either, because one of us could smooth the front while another pulled the back tight and the third stapled! The most important thing was that we stapled a couple in the very center of each side, to make sure the fabric stayed where we wanted it to begin with. We actually kept it upright most of the time, and having three of us really helped with that, too!
Yay, my first headboard! Simple and elegant, if I do say so myself. Which I do! (Also loving the cute grey scroll-print curtains I found at Target for the room!)
|From here: http://www.serenaandlily.com/Rooms/Bedrooms|