Guest Bedroom Headboard Planning

I’ve been wanting to make a headboard for the guest bedroom since forever. The room is a little thrown together. And the curtains have to go.

I stopped by Jo-Ann Fabric in hopes of finding some fabric to work with. A typical queen size headboard is 62 inches wide which means I’ll need two yards of fabric turned sideways since the widest fabric that I can find is 54 inches wide.

I almost settled for this print. I knew I’d need to switch out the linens but I was so set on starting the project that I didn’t care. Only, when I went to the cutting station I learned that the fabric was not 50 percent off as the sign suggested and the fabric alone would run me over $70. Scratch that idea.

When I got home I searched for the store fabric to learn that I could find it online for $9 and change per yard. So, I’ve continued my search online for fabrics and came up with a few. I love the Ikat prints, but since I’ll need to turn the fabric sideways to cover 62 inches of headboard, many of the prints don’t work. So, I’m considering something more uniform.

Here is some inspiration, albeit in orange. I’m leaning more towards tans or blues.

The two front runners, as of now, are these two which I rotated sideways so you can see how they would look. Of course, I could always change my mind.

What do you think? Do you know of any places to get great bargain fabrics? Let me know! I think I’m too impatient to wait for samples to come in the mail. Besides, I’ll be able to switch out the fabric in the future if I decide to change my mind. That’s the fun of making this headboard!

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