DIY headboard

When I lived at home with my parents, I made this headboard.  It was perfect for that room, but it was time for a new one.

I knew when we bought our house, I wanted to make a new one to match the new decor. One that was a little more substantial and made more of a statement. The first one was really thin and I was always afraid the squares would fall off because of the way I attached them. This would be one solid piece and a focus point in the room.

The process was super easy, all we needed was:

  • Wood- we used a 4×8 piece of plywood
  • Foam
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Sharpie (any /Thick, Dark Pen)
  • Hanging kit

Bobby cut out the design I drew on the wood using a jigsaw. I just used a straight edge, a round edge (a big bowl) and a sharpie.

We used fabric glue to adhere the foam and fabric. We wanted to make sure it wouldn’t move while stapling.


IMG_3726Make sure your fabric is straight if it has a pattern or lines on it.

Ours had subtle lines as a pattern, so we wanted to make sure it was not going to be crooked when we stapled it.

We found it at Joann’s fabric and used a coupon to save a little money.IMG_3721 Once the glue had dried and the fabric wasn’t going to move, Bobby started stapling. He was careful on the curved parts to make sure it didn’t bunch up on the front.

My original plan was to add nail head trim around the edge.  We searched around and no where had the color I wanted.  (A dark gray) I was too lazy to order online, so I bought silver and spray painted them.  When it was all done, Bobby liked it better plain, plus… I didn’t want to deal with nailing it on and potentially ruining it. #lazy

We hung it using the same kit I did for the old headboard.  I had great luck with it for the first headboard.  This one is a bit heavier, but it does not seem to be an issue.

I will post a final picture when we have art on the wall and pretty pillows and bedding, but for now, here is the final product! I love it! IMG_4625I like that the pattern is subtle enough that I can still have fun patterned pillows and bedding and it won’t clash, but when you get up close it is still fun and has a little pop.

More pictures will come, one day :)

Thank you

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