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! ♥
Linda
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