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
Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 2801
    Kim

    Love it all, I follow you publicly now.

  2. 2802
    odermotts

    I think I would go a little crazy with glass etching.

  3. 2803
    Kim

    My manadatory post:
    Anything vinly I like the jars for the pantry to be done.
    kpgambill@cox.net

  4. 2804
    Kim

    I follow Silhouette Blog.
    Kim

  5. 2805
    A.L.L.

    I am a follower! ☺

  6. 2808
    Kim

    I follow you on Facebook.
    Kim

  7. 2809
    Kim

    I follow you on Twitter.
    Kim

  8. 2811
    Kim

    I tweeted on InduleEverday
    Kim

  9. 2812
    Kim

    I posted on my Facebook Page.
    Kim Gambill

  10. 2813
    allison

    I would love to either etch on glass or transfer to fabric. I also love the headboard you did. I wouldn't be able to decide what to make first!

  11. 2814
    allison

    I also craftaholics on facebook

  12. 2816
    Tatum

    I visited the Silhouette blog and I think I need to throw a party just for a reason to make those Silhouette cupcake wrappers- so fun! tatum.baker@hotmail.com

  13. 2817
    Sara {Sara's Closet}

    If I owned one, I would due something in vinyl!

  14. 2818
    Sara {Sara's Closet}

    If I owned one, I would due something in vinyl!

  15. 2819
    Sara {Sara's Closet}

    I am a follower of your blog!!!! whoop whoop!!

  16. 2820
    Sara {Sara's Closet}

    I am a follower of your blog!!!! whoop whoop!!

  17. 2821
    Sara {Sara's Closet}

    …and!!! I follow you on Facebook!!!! eek, another entry!!

  18. 2822
    Sara {Sara's Closet}

    …and!!! I follow you on Facebook!!!! eek, another entry!!

  19. 2824
    Sara {Sara's Closet}

    I also follow Silhouette's Blog!

  20. 2825
    Sara {Sara's Closet}

    I also follow Silhouette's Blog!

  21. 2827
    Holly

    following on facebook ;)

  22. 2828
    syderad

    Wow! This thing is way awesome! I think I would first use it to make some vinyl designs to put on the wall.

  23. 2829
    Holly

    following your wonderful blog!!!

  24. 2830
    Holly

    following your wonderful blog!!!

  25. 2831
    syderad

    I also follow your blog!

  26. 2836
    Darren & Heather

    I follow your blog!
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  27. 2837
    Darren & Heather

    I follow your blog!
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  28. 2838
    Bethany

    I am a follower of your blog!

  29. 2839
    Bethany

    I would love to make temporary tattoos. So fun!

  30. 2840
    Rosies

    oh man I would use it for everything!!!! shirts, home decor scrapbooking!! EVERYTHING!!!!

  31. 2841
    Pawloski

    I am craftaholic. I would love to make something to put on my huge empty space on the wall in the living room.

  32. 2842
    Rosies

    i am a follower of your blog

  33. 2843
    Ashley

    I already submitted my name for the win, but I just wanted to add, that I have two rolls of velvety vinyl just itching to go on my walls, and I tried tonight to go at it with

    a box cutter and scissors…
    this is pathetic…
    i need this machine…

  34. 2844
    Pawloski

    I liked on fb.

    apawloski at yahoo dot com

  35. 2846
    maleahbliss

    I like you on FB.

  36. 2847
    maleahbliss

    I follow you. :)

  37. 2848
    maleahbliss

    I follow Silhouette. :)

  38. 2849
    maleahbliss

    I'd use it to make screens to screen print with my yudu. :)

  39. 2850
    Amber Meadows

    Oooh – so hard to decide, but I would definitely make some wall art for my house and I'd be trying my hand at some cute t-shirts for the kids :)