This past week I decided to make a headboard. My bedroom is a great cozy little place, but it is a mishmash of furniture, meaning that I don't have an actual headboard, but rather just a mattress and box spring next to a wall. I was noticing last week that it resembles the room of a much "younger" person. And yes, I was in the mood for a grown-up looking room. Anyway, I decided to make my own headboard to remedy the situation...
I googled it a little and found out that it would not be that difficult or that expensive.
Plywood board 3ft x 2.5 ft.
3 yards of Fabric (I was going to go with burlap because I wanted the natural look, but it smelled so bad! so I went with a tan linen fabric.)
Staple gun and staples
Bronze tacs (400 of them!)
|The batting and the fabric.|
After that, I laid the fabric down, flipped the wood over so that the batting was next to the fabric and pulled the fabric tight around the board. I stapled the fabric down.
After that, I flipped it over again and it was time for the finishing touches. I had to hammer the tacs around three edges of the board.
Here is the finished product. I put it on two 1x2's to help prop it up behind the bed.
Its not perfect, but I like it. Here are the before and after's of my bedroom...
I took down the hanging wall art, took the duvet cover off my white comforter and just left it like that. I would eventually like to find something to put above the bed (sunburst mirror?) and get a new duvet cover, but for now, I like it a lot!!