We finally got the master bedroom headboard completed. (We started on the project in February after I couldn't stand the ouch-y headboard any longer.) I had the Dwell Studio fabric purchased even before then because I loved it. We based most of our doings on this tutorial. A carpenter friend cut out the shape for us from our re-sized (we have a King bed instead of a queen that was in the tutorial) template. We attached the two pieces with 3 long metal strips and short screws.
metal french cleat. We attached it to the drywall with drywall anchors and it is solid.
We are loving the comfort of the new headboard and the grand statement it makes. Now I just have to get up the gumption to paint (We decided on the center swatch of color in these pictures.) sew some pillows with a coordinating fabric I already own from the same line, and make curtains for the bathroom. Oh, and I also want a new accent (ie: reading) chair for the corner of the room. Wow, it doesn't sound like I am close at all.
Our other project was an Ikea hack. We had purchased this storage system for behind the couch to house the girls' stuff and keep things looking neat, but I didn't like the basket options. So, we customized. It took us a while, but we found two fabrics (outdoor fabrics for durability) that worked with both the kitchen and the family room.
the boxes exactly on the width and 1/2 inch too long to tuck under the pull tab. Then Jason put fray check around every edge of the cut pieces - protect your counter as this stuff is like superglue. Then I ironed on adhesive to each piece, removed the excess and the backing. We positioned the pieces exactly (tucking under the top pull strip) and ironed them directly onto the fabric of the boxes.