Let's continue shall we?
Ok, so we left off just finishing our buttons which we will now tuft with!
Step 7- You need to find a big needle or a piece of wire that you can bend to create a hook. Now, thread string (make sure it is strong!) through the hook or eye of the needle and the button back, and then tie it off.
Step 8- Poke a skewer through one of the holes in the back of the headboard. As it pushes out the fabric in front make a small incision to allow the skewer to push through. If you are using a large needle you can skip this step.
Step 9- Remove the skewer and push your wire/needle through the front side to the back side.
Step 10- Once your wire/needle pops out the back of the headboard cut your string to release it from the wire/needle.
Step 11- Then hold the string as you pull the wire/needle back out the front.
Step 12- Last have someone push the button in from the front while you tie a knot in the back. Use a washer to keep the knot from going back through the hole.
Step 13- Finally, I used gimp (pictured below) to cover all visible staples.
And of course (since I can never leave anything looking normal) I added some fabric cutouts! It may not be for everyone, but I LOVE IT!!!!
A quick Before and After!
What do you think, do you like the new look?