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Hello Beautiful People,
I hope you are having a lovely day. I know I am. It feels like spring which makes me happy.
Another thing that makes me very happy is that our headboard I have been wanting to make for the last several years is finally done. We are in the process of a Master Bedroom Makeover. More on that in later posts.
My husband made us a beautiful king sized bed frame a few months ago. We went from a queen size to king so we got a new mattress. This one we got off Amazon is amazing. You can get it here. We have wanted a padded headboard for a long time and I really wanted to make it myself so with help from my man and a few supplies we got it done.
Here is how to make your headboard.
- 1/2″ AC plywood
- 5 2x4x8
- Small box 1 1/2 screws (for attaching plywood to 2×4 frame)
- Small box 3″ screws (for screwing 2×4’s together)
- Sanding sponge
- 1/2″ staples (fit your heavy duty stapler)
- Upholstery fabric (measure width of bed then get at least 12″ extra)
- Quilt batting
- 2 1″ foam topper (you can buy whatever foam you like I just found this to be cheaper also you can get just one if you don’t want your headboard to be as thick)
The he first thing you want to do is measure the width of your bed. Measure out the same width on your plywood and mark it. You will want a straight edge of some sort for a guide to draw a straight line the length of the board. You can use a level, chalk line, or tsquare. We used a piece of plywood left over from another project. Use the skill saw to cut along the line. You can leave it 4′ tall as we did our cut it down to desired height.
Now just make a 2×4 frame the same measurements as your plywood. We left the side boards a little longer to attach to our wood bed frame. You can skip this step if you are planning on hanging your headboard on the wall. We also put a 2×4 in the middle for extra support.
Next using the 3″ screws attach the plywood to the frame. Just sand down the splinters and the frame complete.
Now for some real fun! Take your foam and just staple it down on the frame. My foam wasn’t quite as big as the frame but I wanted it a bit rounded at the top and sides and the bottom of the foam sits right on top of our mattress.
The batting goes down now. I rapped it around the 2×4 frame and stapled it onto the inside of the boards to protect the wall from the boards. You can cut of the extra when you are done.
You are now ready for the fabric. I chose this soft grey fabric from JoAnn’s Fabric. I did this part by myself because I was to impatient to wait for my husband to get home from work. 🙁 It worked alright but it would have been good to have someone pull it tight while the stapleling was being done. As you can see it’s a bit ripply at the top.
This is what it looks like from the back. Not quite as tidy as I wanted but it works.
This is what I did for the corners. Just tuck them in really tight then staple it down on the back.
My husband then anchored it to the bed frame. You also have the option of hanging it on the wall.
This is the finished product. We are in love with it. I was trying to figure out some artwork for above the bed but now I think I like it without anything. Let me know what you think.
Have a lovely day and be creative. I think I will take a nap now.