Remember my bff Bekah? She got married in November (here) and promptly got pregnant in December!
Look at that baby belly! Well, as if newly married and newly pregnant wasn’t enough. Her husband Chad got accepted into grad school…in Arkansas (now if that isn’t a sacrifice of love I don’t know what is) SO, ya they are moving to the big AK come January. Now we had talked about making her an upholstered headboard, and still wanted to, but with this news we had to rethink our strategy. Their AK apartment only had space for a queen. But that was 6 months away, what to do until then? And then, after all that work, what about when they upgrade back to a king! What then?
We have a solution, come along on this journey with us…first things first. The plywood backing (see above) √
Next step was to measure the horizontal cut lines and mark with chalk √ (ps. if you don’t have a chalk line marker and you like projects go buy one immediately! I got one a yard sale for 10 cents but that’s just me ;)
After that we taped 8.5×11 papers together the exact width of the plywood (which in our case was 82 inches wide) folded that paper in half and drew a curve that was the style we liked (a baraque/ parisian ish)
Cut along that line, unfolded it
Next we traced the paper with a pencil and scored along that same line with a utility knife, this is when Bekah’s dad (as we were at her parent’s borrowing their power tools) intervened, I personally think he didn’t want his pregnant daughter near any knifes but that’s just me
Or maybe he just wanted to show off his muscles for the blogesphere
Sanded the edges with a belt sander
Now you’ll notice the red horizontal lines on either side, roughly, oh I don’t know.. half of the amount that equals the difference in inches between a king and a queen headboard? You got it! (18 in. in our case, 9 in. each side)
Two swipes with the jigsaw and BAM