Katy Elliott

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Linen for Tufted Headboard, Bench, and Side Chair

Posted on | October 8, 2009 | 7 Comments


My sister gave me the remaining linen she had left from her bench and chair reupholstery projects. The chairs she found in college and finally decided to move them out my mom’s garage and get them reupholstered after 10 years. The bench was a score from a thrift store that she had restuffed and tufted. I’m pretty jealous of the bench.

I think I have enough remaining fabric to make an upholstered tufted headboard like Restoration Hardware’s version above. I have to send my measurements to an upholster for an estimate but I assume my costs will be a lot less then Restoration’s $1,700 headboard only price tag. Fyi you can find upholstered headboards for much cheaper at Ballard Designs. They just don’t carry the rectangular shape in a tufted version. Stay tuned.

Tufted Bench In Linen
Side Chair in Linen

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7 Responses to “Linen for Tufted Headboard, Bench, and Side Chair”

  1. rifferaff
    October 8th, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

    wow, love the bench and the chair. can we see more of your sister’s place? these peeks look great.

    also, something has changed with your blog. i can no longer read it in google reader, i only see the title and a few sentences. i have to click over to the site to see the rest of the post with images. :(


  2. Katy Elliott
    October 8th, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

    You’ll get to see more of her home in a few weeks. She finishing up some renovations.

    I think I fixed the rss issue. So many things in wordpress that I still don’t understand. Thanks for the head’s up rifferaff.


  3. Natalie
    October 8th, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

    Oooh so pretty!


  4. ctstyle
    October 8th, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

    Love the idea of making a linen tufted headboard. Have you noticed they have a sea green velvet one in the show Madmen? Very appealing.


  5. rifferaff
    October 8th, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    yep, the rss issue looks to be fixed. thanks!


  6. Amanda- The Home Decorating Company
    October 12th, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    Your sister’s house is looking great! Love the idea of having your own tufted headboard made, I’m sure it will look beautiful.


  7. Kathleen
    October 15th, 2009 @ 5:41 pm

    That’s a great idea. I have an upholstered headboard that needs a boost.


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