The last couple of months have been very busy for us here at Kims Upholstery in Greenfield MA. As many of you may know or not know, I am teaching an Upholstered Headboards class in Chelmsford, MA at the Radison Hotel and Suits on March,16,2013. This Upholstered Headboard class is being offfered by me and Innovations Boston in association with four other industry professionals. Donna Skufis, Sam Sloan, Joanna Braxton and Ginger Thoerner.
As for our part we have been building the headboards and preping them for the class. Bill has also video taped the process of building,
[wpvideo BEE48Yfi] padding, upholstering and closing the backs of the headboards I plan on handing out DVD’s of the entire process of building and upholstering a headboard to anyone that attends my class at Innovations Boston.
I’d like to show you a few of the things we have done. Here you can see Bill cutting and assembling the headboards.
In this Shot I am gluing the foam to the headboard.
Here we have Bill drilling holes so that I can do my tufting.
Some of the pictures and video you have seen here may be from other headboard projects that we have done. Don’t want to spoil my presentation at Innovations Boston you know! You will have to sign up for the class to see it all.
If you choose to join us you will also have access to vendors and their demos both days. These are some of the very suppliers we use for our businesses.
Log on to http://www.innovations boston.com and register for one of the many classes offered.
I look forward to seeing you there.
I’m very impressed with the quality of the workmanship you’ve displayed. Not the typical amateur DIY. Thank you so much for being out there!
I’m threatening to construct 2 twin upholstered headboards and gleaned quite a bit of information from watching your videos. I am curious, however, about the material used for the backing: what is it called and is it widely available?
Hi Betsy, Its constructed of luan and pine boards available at your local lumber store and the out side back if closed up with muslin.
Thanks for the kind words!
Hi Kim & Bill I’m wondering if you would plan a class in Yonkers, NY Westchester County I am pretty sure that with your quality of work you would get a big crowd. Please let me know.. Great Job!!
I would be happy to do a class in Yonkers. If you are interested in planning an event we could make it happen.
You can email me if this is something that you might be interested in taking on. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for the kind words!
Hi Bill & Kim! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and craftsmanship on your blog and your You Tube videos. I am a mother of 2 year old triplets, 2 girls and a boy! I would love to try to recreate a toddler size tufted headboard to create a princess themed room for the girls. How do you determine the measurements for the headboard like the one you created that has curves to it? I know that you held a workshop recently and created a DVD for workshop attendees. Is this a collection of the you tube videos that you have onine? or does it go into more details as to how to measure out /determine amount of construction material needed to complete the project start to finish? Is it available for purchase for people who did not attend the workshop? Do you have recommendations as to where to buy material needed? I actually live in MD and just came across your site on You Tube today. I wish I could have attended:-) So inspiring!!
Hi Kim & Bill,
Love your videos on headboards, interesting twist you have added to your business!
Thanks for share your skills, your blog is very useful. Great videos, high quality.