Let's make an easy headboard out of a shower curtain.
- Screwgun or Screwdriver
- Saw (hand or powered)
- tape measure
- Staple Gun or stapler
- 2x3x8 (4 )
- Galvanized 16-Gauge 2X Rigid Tie Connector (4)
- Showercurtain **
- Wood Screws
** You can go super cheap, with a decorative fabric curtain from Walmart for around $9 or Get super Creative on sites like Society6 or even Amazon with Super Decorative and Creative Shower curtains under $30. Point is that buying any type of Artwork, or Tapestries at this size will be way more money. The Shower Curtain offers an affordable alternative.
Step 1: Measure, Cut and Frame
With a chosen Fabric Shower Curtain in hand, which is probably 70 inches wide, regardless of whatever, you will want to cut your frame to fit this size, in order to "wrap" the fabric around the frame, you'll probably want about 3 inches extra on either side. So you'll want your 2x3 to be cut to around 64 inches wide for a 70 inch wide fabric Curtain. Also the same needs to be taken into account for the height of the Shower curtain. which could be 70 or 72" as well.
Measure twice, cut once. Once i was finished cutting a layed out the frame on the floor so i could attach them.
Step 2: Attach Brackets
These is pretty basic, the brackets will keep your 2x3 frame square. Screw them in. Done.
** i chose 2x3 because they are light and inexpensive.
Step 3: Stretch the Fabric on Your Frame and FINISHED
So youll want to take your curtain, lay it face down on the ground. then lay your now squared frame on top. I did the eyeball test to make sure it was all straight.
So if everything was measured right, you should have about 3 inches extra on every side (obviously unless you need to make it taller or shorter or thinner to fit your desires)
Now you just need to go and wrap the access around the frame and staple it in place, 1 side at a time. once you have the top and side done, you can pull it tight (the fabric has some elasticity to it) and staple it tight around the opposite side.
And your done, it will be very light and easy to move. just slide it in behind your bed frame or even mount it up on the wall.
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