A headboard can be the perfect accent in a room, especially when it comes to small spaces, where this 4 x 3 rectangle may be your only piece of furniture. The only problem? Upholstered headboards can be expensive, and painting one directly on the wall isn’t for everyone. Fortunately for you, we detail how to create one yourself. The most difficult part of this DIY is choosing a fabric. For our blue monochromatic space, we chose a fun watercolor by Ellen DeGeneres for JoAnn Fabric. Real estate property
You will also need:
- Upholstery foam
- Staple gun
- Spray glue
Plywood should be cut to the width of the bed and to your preferred height. We reduced the standard Queen headboard to 48H x 60W in.
1 pour the foam
Upholstery foam is supplied in a variety of thicknesses and types. The denser the foam, the larger the cushion without sacrificing space. For the headboard, choose a low-depth, high-density foam, like the 3 “ones shown here, so you can feel comfortable without a pillow.
Spread the foam out and cut it, attaching it to the wood with spray glue. Push the foam down to secure the wood and foam.
2 batting insurance
The upholstery blanket keeps the foam and base together, preparing the piece for the fabric of your dreams. Spread the dough over the foam and rotate the head of the bed so that it faces the floor. Pull the edges of the span over the plywood, stapling it in place with a staple gun. Cut the excess.
Flip the headboard over and lay the fabric over the headboard, print side out. Align the pattern with the edges of the wood. Turn the headboard and the fabric back to the floor. Pull the taut fabric over the dough, stapling it in place. Cut the excess and you’re ready to put it together!
In 3 easy steps, an easy and inexpensive way to make your space personalized and expensive.