Miss Flo progress : master bedroom/DIY tufted headboard


As you may recall from my planning post, I had a big DIY project planned for our master bedroom. And I am so happy to report it turned out PERFECT-ly.

Don't forget there is a door behind that left headboard panel! See how it was shortly after we moved in?

Be sure to check out the super 'before' pic (from when the previous owners lived here). I really feel like it looks like a completely different room! Here is the panel covering the frame. 

 To complete this project, I followed a variety of tutorials because there was no point in recreating the wheel. So if you are in the market to tackle this DIY, I suggest you take a look at this tutorial. And this one. And this one was also recommended to me by a friend. BUT- I will interject my own tips/thoughts/random tidbits here:

1. This project was NOT really easy for me and C to do. But the only reason is because of that darn door frame we were covering. Most of the effort/frustration came when trying to figure out how to hang the panel over the door frame. If we had a flat wall, this would have been a super easy project, and I will definitely recommend it to clients. 

2. Use chalk to plot out your tufts on the pegboard. That way, it's really easy to erase if you make mistakes when plotting (which I did).

3. Be conscientious of how much fabric you have on all sides while tufting. As I was stapling the fabric on the back of the frame (after I was done with the tufting), I almost didn't have enough fabric on one side because it had shifted during the tufting process. Running out of fabric would have been a HUGE buzz kill.

BUT- all is well that ends well, right?

Other side of the room:

Also of note - we have a tape protest happening. The mirror that is currently over the dresser needs to be moved. Hubs doesn't think so, but the tape doesn't lie.

Dais is distraught over the whole thing. But she does love her rug. All in all, this room is coming together well! Next up- curtains/art/accessories.

Let me know if you have specific questions!


  1. What a creative way to hide the door! Genius! Love how it turned out.

    1. Thanks Sam! I think it ended up being worth it :)

  2. this turned out so well! i love it! now can you do one for me??? :)

  3. AnonymousJune 20, 2013

    Wow! I don't know if I would have thought of such a creative solution. Perfect example of a designer that knows how to make things work, It looks great!!!


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