a Headboard Makeover on the cheap!

DIY Headboard

Check out my faux stenciled headboard! I gave my headboard an easy makeover using vinyl to give the look of a stenciled headboard without the mess! {no taking bed apart, no wet paint, no sticky stencil….}

{read how I did the DIY headboard makeover here}
I have owned a Silhouette SD for about 1.5 years now. Davis gave it to me for our 5th anniversary. {thanks babe!} and let’s just say, it’s like my 3rd child… i heart my silhouette! {it’s sitting next to me as i write this} as a crafter, i use it ALL the time. for all types of different projects from scrapbooking to home decor to cutting templates to making cards.
E.V.E.R.Y.THING.
it’s like a crafter’s righthand woman!
{sigh. i’m a bit obsessed with my Silhouette}
the Silhouette cuts through paper and vinyl, and soon with a new product, be able to cut another material. {more details to come soon!}
Now I have to show off my latest project with my Silhouette.
Check out my ridiculously *gorgeous* headboard! love love LOVE it! I cut the fab vinyl design with my beloved Silhouette using Silhouette’s Premium White Vinyl which has stronger adhesive for indoor and outdoor use than the regular vinyl.
I have been wanting to do this to put a vinyl design on my headboard for ages, but didn’t dare because I was worried the regular vinyl wouldn’t stick well or withstand a 2yr old’s little hands rubbing and scratching at it. BUT when Silhouette came out with the Premium Vinyl, I recently decided to give it a go….. and it works perfectly on my headboard! {yes, we put the Vinyl Design through strenuous testing, thanks to a very curious little 2 year old boy who lives here ;) and it passed with flying colors! The Premium Vinyl’s adhesive is definitely a lot stronger than the regular vinyl. And little man was not able to scratch or peal any of it off. PHEW.

{no i did not make the yellow flower pillows, although i wish i did! they are from Target. i may try replicating them sometime though.}
In case you want to see the headboard before the vinyl:

you’ll notice I am in the middle of redoing my Master Bedroom. {super excited about it! don’t ya love the gray and yellow with my black bed frame?} more details and pics to come in a different post. And yes, I have more projects planned for my master bedroom using my Silhouette.

reasons why i decided to go with a Silhouette versus other digital crafting tools:
  • any font you have on your computer {i have like 1,000 fonts!} can be cut with the Silhouette right out of the box. FREE! you don’t have to pay for any alphabetic cartridges.
  • you don’t have to buy any cartridges for that matter. {or worry about losing them. or little people ruining them. ahem.}
  • to get additional shapes and images, you simply download them at Silhouette’s online store for 99 cents each. no need to pay for unneeded designs!
  • create your own design and shapes.
For more details on how I cut the vinyl for the DIY headboard makeover, check out this post!
happy crafting,
Linda

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
Linda
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  1. 1
    tomiannie

    Ooh! I'd use mine to make cute shirts ans such with their fun fuzzy transfer vinyl!

  2. 2
    tomiannie

    I'm a CA follower!

  3. 3
    kristen

    OOh, I would start by making some cute tshirts! SO excited for this giveaway!

  4. 4
    kristen

    I follow their blog already :)

  5. 5
    Allison

    Your headboard looks amazing!

    And thanks so much for the giveaway!
    I'm a follower of your blog! :)

  6. 6
    kristen

    I follow your blog too

  7. 7
    Allison

    I follow the Silhouette blog.

  8. 8
    Allison

    I would definitely use it to make some fun vinyl projects and try the heat transfers! :)

  9. 9
    Hallie

    I would LOVE to make a wall vinyl for our new baby we're expecting in April. The poor little guy will be moving into his mama's craft room and only gets 1 wall, so I'd like to make it extra special for him! :-)

    shorthallie (at) gmail.com

  10. 11
    Michelle

    I would love to use the heat transfer to make some fun shirts for my little guy!

  11. 12
    Hallie

    and I follow your blog as Baby Kate

    shorthallie (at) gmail.com

  12. 13
    Hannah

    i'm thinking i would start by making customized baby onsies. and then i would go mad making everything else with the silhouette too.

  13. 14
    Michelle

    I follow you.

  14. 15
    Hannah

    I follow your blog!

  15. 16
    Danny & Alyssa Coon

    I would use it to finish up my scrapbooking and to do some fun vinyl projects.

  16. 17
    Danny & Alyssa Coon

    I would use it to finish up my scrapbooking and to do some fun vinyl projects.

  17. 18
    Danny & Alyssa Coon

    I follow the silhouette blog

  18. 19
    Danny & Alyssa Coon

    I follow the silhouette blog

  19. 20
    Hallie

    I tweeted about this giveaway

    shorthallie (at) gmail.com

  20. 22
    syd and spence

    totally want to make cute t-shirts!

  21. 23
    syd and spence

    i'm a ca follower! yay

  22. 24
    Danny & Alyssa Coon

    I also follow your blog!

  23. 25
    Danny & Alyssa Coon

    I also follow your blog!

  24. 26
    Kim

    I neeeeeeeeeed this! Pretty please.

  25. 27
    Mandi

    I want one! I would sooo be cutting vinyl like crazy.

  26. 28
    Laura Craig

    Oh man, I have been trying to win one of these for a while now!!!! I really really really want to try some etched glass projects!!!! { after I get the temporary tattoo projects out of the way!!! My kids would LOVE that!!!}

  27. 29
    Laura Craig

    I follow Silhouettes blog!

  28. 30
    Laura Craig

    I follow your blog!

  29. 31
    Nancy's Couture

    I would love to make some t-shirt transfers, temporary tattoos, and try out the sketching.

    nmbrumfield @ yahoo.com

  30. 33
    Kelsey

    I would use it all the time! I really want to do some vinyl to makeover my pantry though :)

  31. 34
    Kelsey

    I'm a follower of your lovely blog- love that headboard!

  32. 35
    Nancy's Couture

    I follow the Silhouette Blog.

    nmbrumfield @ yahoo.com

  33. 36
    Kelsey

    I follow Silhouettes blog!

  34. 37
    Nancy's Couture

    I;m a follower of your blog :O)

  35. 38
    Chelsea

    I follow your blog!

    chelsealexander at hotmail

  36. 40
    Chelsea

    I follow silhouette's blog so I was able to get the free download of the week a bit ago (which was an envelope) and I'm using it to make some invitations.

    chelsealexander at hotmail

  37. 41
    Marne

    I am really wanting to do some decorative vinyl in my house on my walls and on my food storage buckets! But I love the glass etching ideas also. So many ideas!

  38. 42
    Danielle

    I would love adding lettering throughout my house to add more oomph to my decorating!
    danielleburden (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. 43
    Marne

    I follow Silhouettes blog!

  40. 44
    Melissa

    I would love to make vinyl lettering for my laundry room:
    Laundry today
    or
    Naked tomorrow!
    and sooo many more

  41. 45
    Chelsea

    I follow silhouette's blog!

    chelsealexander at hotmail

  42. 48
    Melissa

    I'm a follower of your blog.

  43. 49
    H @ While My Sailors Aweigh

    I am a happy follower or Craftoholics anonymous!!

  44. 50
    Melissa

    I'm a follower of the Silhouettes blog!!