A Diamond Tufted Headboard: The Reveal

This day is long overdue, after starting my daughter's room re-design wa-a-a-a-a-y back in June,

I am finally finished the headboard!

I  could blame my husband for the delay, as I was waiting for him to help me cut out the headboard shape, but two weeks ago with the sun shining I decided to bite the bullet and fire up the jig saw.

 It took some courage to start up the jig saw, I have a fear of lightening fast moving sharp blades with the power to cut off appendages.

I am happy to say that all my fingers are intact and now I can show you the results of all my hard work. 

The headboard has been finished for over a week but I was patiently waiting for the sun to shine. Photographing on the "wet" coast is a challenge as our sunny days are limited.

Without further adieu......

May I present: 

{A diamond tufted headboard}

Made with a luxurious polyester silk in raspberry. 
(No matter how much I tweaked the photo- the colour shows redder than it really is)

Made with LOVE {and blood, sweat and tears}.

Made in Canada {not China}

Made for a wonderful 16 year old.

{Total cost: $55 }

Wood: free
Foam: $30
Batting: $10
Fabric: $5
Buttons: $5
Thread: $5

Not bad...

Come back Monday when I will post the tutorial {its a long one}

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  1. I love your headboard. What fun color combos in the room.Very well done!

  2. hey barbara! looks so pretty! i did a tufted headboard for my little girl and have yet to show the tutorial on my blog! and it has been a really long time since i made it! i know your daughter must love it! good for you!

  3. I am so impressed! 55 dollars, how great is that? The room looks so good. Now my next question... does she keep it tidy. I need some tutorials on that for my 15 year old : )

  4. It's gorgeous, Barbara... I LOVE it!! I'm sure your daughter is crazy about it, but I can't help but think how good YOU must feel having completed something special just for her! Are you ready to make a headboard for daughter #2?! ;-)

  5. This is awesome!! I love it!! Great job :)

    I love the "made in Canada" very cute!

  6. Stunning! You made that?! I can't wait for your tutorial. Bravo Barbara.

  7. Wow Barbara - The heaboard is amazing! I honestly can not believe you made it and it only cost you $55. How great. "Made in Canada, not China" - cute, and how true. The best part is that your daughter will always remember how you made it for her!

  8. This is gorgeous! Just found your site via Karla (Kerrisdale Design) via twitter! Looking forward to the tutorial.

  9. This is really beautiful, Barbara! You did a wonderful job! Lucky girl!

  10. You did an amazing job Barbara! I LOVE how it turned out, and I really love the fabric you chose. Can't wait to hear the details on how to do this to see if it's something I could tackle. You can't beat 55 dollars for this gem!! Way to go :)
    Nancy xo

  11. Bravo! It's so so lovely! This post couldn't have come at a better time, since my kiddos headboards look exactly the same and are covered in old brown fabric. Can't wait for the tutorial! Thanks!

  12. Great job! It looks fantastic. That's some talent.

  13. Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! And I love the made in Canada quote not China!!!

  14. Great job Barbara! Was that a freudian when you said "I was happy to saw..." when talking about the jigsaw? Cute.

  15. Nice to meet you Barbara (another fellow Canadian!) and thank you for adding me to your Canadian list!!
    Pamela xo

  16. Vanessa,
    Must be a freudian slip but its a typo:) I guess the fear is still there!

  17. Wow, this looks fantastic! I've got a headboard project on my to-do list and this is definite inspiration - thank you!

    New to your blog, it's so nice to find a new Canadian blog to read!
    Happy Friday!
    :) Christine

  18. Hi Barbara!

    I stopped by from Freckled Laundry because your headboard is just stunning! I love the colour and your daughter must be thrilled to pieces!! It is SO beautiful!


  19. i love this headboard! it's so fun and bright! i hoped over from freckled laundry

  20. I knew the reveal was going to be fantastic! Barbara, you did an awesome job! And not just on the headboard (although it's certainly the star) - the whole room is amazing! Love the group of lanterns hanging above the bed, and is that a vintage brooch in the frame on the night table? So pretty :-)

    Congrats on a super room makeover - I'm sure your daughter loves it :-)


    PS Thanks for helping to spread the word about JAX. Good luck in my giveaway!

  21. Simply fabulous! The raspberry silk is gorgeous. You did an amazing job. I bet the 16yo is thrilled! Stunning! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  22. I hear you on the jigsaw! That thing is scary. I love how you said it is made in Canada and not China, too funny. It looks beautiful, all blood sweat and love you put into it. Just saw your link on Freckled Laundry.

  23. That is an absolutely fabulous headboard. Someday I would like to make one and never would have thought of silk but it's so beautiful I will have to use that. Too bad I didn't see this when I was in Thailand or Vietnam last week where fabric is dirt cheap...I mean DIRT cheap. Will just have to go back! Can't wait for your tutorial!
    Found you at Freckled Laundry

  24. Looking good...Love her style!!


  25. Hi, I am just popping over from Freckled Laundry. I LOVE your padded headboard, what a very lucky 16 year old:) ~ Tina

  26. it's gorgeous. looks like something you bought from an expensive place. can't wait to see your tutorial.

  27. I can't believe I missed this reveal when you first posted. Gorgeous, it's so luxe! I love the mix of fabrics on the bed, especially the black on black damask and the rosettes. Great job!

  28. I love this!!! And your daughter will too! I just redid my 16 yo daughter's bedroom, and I know about blood, sweat and tears :)

    What a great color, and elegant room. Awesome job. Glad you could Mi4M!

  29. Barbara, Simply gorgeous! I love the red and the tufted buttons are fabulous! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I featured this on the first round of showcases - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  30. Me again. Just wanted to officially say that I loved this in your actual post! (The tutorial is amazing.) Thank you so much for linking up to air your laundry Friday. Hope to see ya tonight. ;)


  31. This is amazingly gorgeous...just beautiful. I would never leave my room if it looked like that...and I had my computer too!

  32. Hi !
    I just wanted to say, that you've done a wonderful job ! This is just beautiful. Your daughter is a very lucky girl.
    And I also have a question for you.
    I'm thinking of making a headboard too !
    I was just wondering what size buttons did you use for the tufting?

  33. Susana, couldn't find an email for you, but the answer is 22mm buttons. If you click on my side bar, there is a tutorial:) Hope that helps!

  34. Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it. stop headboard from banging well


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