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.
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,
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! ♥

Latest posts by Linda (see all)

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. 2901
    Jennifer Love

    I also already following Silhouette's blog. And I'm gonna buy one of these with my next paycheck…LOL! So y'all could save me some money, I mean…if you want and all. LOL

  2. 2902
    Jennifer Love

    Following CA on FB, too!

    mrsjllove at yahoo dot com :)

  3. 2903

    Wow! I have been reading about these things all over Blogland. I had no idea all the stuff it could do. If I won one (or ever saved enough cash to buy one) the first thing I would make would be some cute shirts. I have one little girl and another on the way so "Big Sis" and "Lil' Sis" could use some matching T's.

    And Temporary TATTOOS!!! My 2 year old is obsessed with tattoos right now (my MIL blames me) but to be able to make cute original tattoos that aren't ugly cartoon characters would be awesome.

    I could really go on but I am running out of time.

  4. 2904
    Homemaker Honey

    I would make some Vinyl Decor for my home.

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  5. 2905

    I would love to try decorations with the vinyl and of course a million other things.

  6. 2908

    I'm following you on facebook with the name Susan Carpenter Simser

  7. 2911

    I'm a follower of CA..

  8. 2912

    Of course I'm a follower of Silhouette-Blog!

  9. 2913

    OOOH, Where to begin. My first project would be to create some cute hooks on a sign for my sons new room. I love the bicycle/play one on the site.

  10. 2914

    I follow you on Facebook!

  11. 2915

    Following your blog…and loving it!

  12. 2916

    I would so love this!!! The ideas are already coming to mind!

  13. 2917
    Kucuk Cezve

    Love it, want it:)

  14. 2918
    Jeff and aimie

    I would love to make vinyl sayings around my house. I would do a bunch of lettering in my kids room.

  15. 2919

    I would use the glass etching for sure to label my pantry storage containers!

  16. 2920

    I would use the glass etching for sure to label my pantry storage containers!

  17. 2921

    I would make a card–maybe something like the "note for you" card on their website. That and decorations for my home.

  18. 2922
    Nicole Moore

    i follow craftaholics!

  19. 2923
    Nicole Moore

    I am following silhouettes blog!

  20. 2924

    I am a new follower of your blog, and would love to have a Silhouette for myself.

  21. 2925
    heather lynn

    Ohhh Weee…I would love this soooooo much!!!! I love the custom apparel, especially the blinged up millitary hat! So cute.

  22. 2926
    Alicia B.

    I follow CA!

  23. 2927
    Alicia B.

    I follow Sillouette's blog :)

  24. 2929
    Alicia B.

    I follow CraftaholicAnon on Twitter!

  25. 2930
    Alicia B.

    I would love to sew up some clutches and add decals to them, they are so cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. 2931
    Julie D

    I can think of several ideas I can make with my new Silhouette! Pick me!!

  27. 2936
    Pid & Connie

    Following on fb!minerva1214@hotmail.com

  28. 2937
    Pid & Connie

    Following on fb!minerva1214@hotmail.com

  29. 2940
    Pid & Connie

    Following Silouettes Blog now!minerva1214@hotmail.com

  30. 2941
    Pid & Connie

    Following Silouettes Blog now!minerva1214@hotmail.com

  31. 2942

    I would use it to make so much stuff! I have been dying to get one of these. i want to use it for vinyl projects, my daughter's new Paris room, scrapbooking, and t-shirts and onesies.

  32. 2943

    I follow Silhouette's blog!

  33. 2944

    I now follow your blog which I LOVE!

  34. 2945

    I follow you on Facebook as well!

  35. 2946

    WOOO-HOOO!!! Congratulations, what a wonderful win!

  36. 2947

    I follow.

  37. 2948

    Great ideas-I have the same throw pillows-I LOVE Target!

  38. 2949

    I love this thank you so much for sharing. Come and say hi and enter my Jamberry nail giveaway!

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  39. 2950

    Just saw this on Tip Junkie and had to check it out. Your bedroom is GORGEOUS! I love the new headboard, and I love those flower pillows! I may have to try to replicate them, too! ;)