The IKEA Headboard Hack For Charlie’s Room That Only Took Emily One Day To Make

Right now I’ve a enjoyable Charlie room replace for you – a brand new, greater mattress, with a DIY IKEA no-sew headboard. This time round I’m attempting to contain the youngsters of their initiatives as a lot as bodily (and for me, mentally) attainable – whereas protecting it constructive. I wish to do some extra DIY’s with them, however they have to be pretty fundamental and I do know they should really benefit from the course of. So we got here up with one thing actually easy to make that concerned, properly, a staple gun (the brand new set off pull model that’s admittedly very enjoyable). Tuft & Needle had reached out a couple of social partnership and I really like their mattresses (we’ve them within the child’s bunk room on the mountain home which I really must shoot as I by no means have). Technically Brian and I didn’t want a brand new mattress (though after laying on this one I’m very jealous, it’s extraordinarily snug). However Charlie wanted each a correct mattress and a brand new mattress as we needed to improve his to a Queen (not as a result of he wanted one however extra as a result of his room is sufficiently big to be a second visitor room which we’re going to want this summer season as households with a number of children shall be staying right here). I do know that {couples} can technically sleep in full beds, however as an enthusiastic King mattress sleeper, I figured no less than a queen could be good to offer. Right here’s the place we final landed after we confirmed you his room just a few weeks in the past:

photograph by kaitlin inexperienced | from: designing with an nearly tween boy: charlie’s room replace/progress with a thrifted 80s vibe

This room now received’t be shot for the journal (it’s simply not very shut and we’ve so many rooms to shoot) which is ok by me as a result of I wish to do a Banyan Bridges-style mural however Racheal is so busy together with her present, Artfully Designed, that she received’t be capable to assist me til fall. However as a way to hold shifting we hacked this mattress to present him a correct headboard (and Kaitlin took house this outdated body and mattress to her daughter for her massive woman mattress.)

This DIY received’t break the web (like Brady’s DIY headboard that all of us nonetheless discuss) but it surely’s a classic plaid that I really like, over a easy IKEA body that appears cute and does the job and easy sufficient that Charlie was in a position to assist me with it (sorry, he helped the day earlier than Kaitlin came to visit to shoot so no photographs of him, however he’s within the reel).

We purchased this mattress from IKEA – interested in the pine sides and the way straightforward it will be to hack. Realizing we needed it taller we then added a foot with a 1x12x6 piece of lumber, secured with some straight/flat braces. We then wrapped two layers of batting utilizing a staple gun, a 9 12 months outdated boys dream diy device.

We thought of enjoying with the form however figured as soon as we get a playful mural up on the partitions one thing extra linear was safer.

This submit isn’t sponsored by Tuft & Needle, however in case you’re out there that is their new mint hybrid mattress which has each springs and their patented foam expertise and is EXTREMELY snug. I really like a softer mattress and this one is basically actually good.

The material is one in every of my quilted Japanese Boro plaids that I really like, and this one was darkish and actually pulled your eye in a great way.

There you go! It took a day of gathering stuff and a day for Gretchen and I to do – with Charlie’s staple gunning assist in fact. The mattress itself wasn’t that straightforward to place collectively however it’s SOLID.

Y’all these pups will NOT enable for a photograph shoot with out them. They observe me round all day and I can’t not put them in pictures (which I really like as a result of it provides “life” and retains my children for probably the most half off the web :))

I nonetheless want to determine if I wish to strip or paint that nightstand (and the matching chair) or depart its Seventies orange, which truthfully does kinda work in right here. Ideas??!!

Window Remedies: Decorview
Carpet: Stark Carpet
Wall Coloration: Further White by Sherwin-Williams

Outlet Covers: Rejuvenation

*Pictures by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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