Monday, March 26, 2012

How To Upholster A Headboard

Ever wonder how to make your own headboard? Well read this post and I'll teach you how.
 Supplies needed:
 1" Plywood
1" foam
batting
 staple gun
 jigsaw
fabric
nailheads

 Start of with measuring your plywood. This was for a twin bed, I measured the bed and added an inch on each side. Next pick your shape you want. We went with the Belgrave.
Source: google.com via Debbie on Pinterest


Now lay your plywood out I used a bowl to get the circle shape on the ends then traced it on to paper.
Next take your paper and trace it onto the wood.



Take your jigsaw and just follow the line you just traced.




This line on the bottom of the headboard is my cut off point for foam. Foam is the most expensive part of this project, so it's nice to save a little money here.

Trace your foam using your plywood as a guide. Then use liquid nails and attach the foam to the plywood.  You can cut the foam with a kitchen knife.
Again this is where my foam stopped on the bottom.
Get your batten and place over the foam your going to wrap it around the back and staple it in.  It's easier to get around the curves if you make V-like slits as you go around the curves.


Now attach your fabric the same way. I covered the fabric all the way down the whole headboard. Yes I know the back of this doesn't look pretty. But it's okay no one will ever see it.

Here's the headboard with all the layers on. Soon I'll post about adding nailheads to your headboard.

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19 comments:

  1. This looks great! I would have never believed that it was that simple. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  2. I just found your blog! It's lovely! I am from Utah to, love seeing Utah represent! Xoxo.

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  3. Seriously, one of the best dog projects ever! Great job, I love an upholstered headboard and people don't realize just how easy it is!!!

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  4. Great tutorial... I hope to make a headboard of some kind sometime soon. :) This wouldn't be necessarily easy for me, but if you have any super simple projects or tips you'd like to share I'm hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. I'd be great to see you linked up. :)
    http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/diy-spring-wreath-painted-with-seaglass-and-driftwood/
    Karah

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  5. Beautiful job! Didn't know all the headboard shapes had names!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  6. Fabulous job on the headboard! Love the colors of the room and the navy headboard just makes everything pop. Stopping by from 36th Ave.

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  7. That turned out so good. I love ideas for boys rooms, I never would have thought of this. Looks great!

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  8. Fantastic headboard and fantastic tutorial! :-) Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  9. Oh wow love how this turned out!! LOVE LOVE the dark blue. Thanks for the tutorial. Looks like something that I could get my husband to do :)

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  10. Such a lovely headboard. I love the shaped that you chose..it makes it look so amazing. Megan

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  11. You have amazing style and talent! Want to link up to another party??? I hope so- I found you at Five Days Five Ways. Tonight I am hosting "Cowgirl Up" and it is a linked linky, share your post once and it appears on 4 awesome blogs. Hope you'll come party with us!!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    http://www.craftytexasgirls.com/2012/04/cowgirl-up-9.html

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  12. This headboard looks awesome! I want to do one like this, but I'm kind of afraid to tackle that project! You make it look so easy that I might give it a try sooner than expected!

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  13. Great headboard tutorial! You make it look so easy. The shape and color look great.

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  14. Oh.. what a lovely headboard.. wow!!

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