I’ve been wanting an upholstered headboard since…. well…. forever (or at least the last year). Since then, upholstered headboards have BLOWN UP. They were in magazines, on television, in catalogs and all over blog-land.
But, for some reason, I just never took the step to make one myself.
I saw G&Ds twin bed headboards a while ago. I was smitten (as I am with everything that woman does in her home). Then, Emily took it to a new level with burlap and nailboard trim last week. Talk about swoon-worthy.
So, finally I got off my keyster and decided to make a headboard for myself. I went out to get the board and materials. The fabric store was (clearly) closed and the board wouldn’t fit in my car. It wasn’t my day.
But, I made it fit. I drove home with my car looking like this.
The temperature outside was 5 degrees according to my thermostat in the car. Cold was an understatement. The next day, I went and got the rest of the materials.
It was a budget project – here’s the cost breakdown of the headboard I made:
$7.99 OSB plywood (cut to size at Lowe’s)
$9.00 faux suede taupe fabric (3 yards clearance)
$13.00 queen sized quilters batting (sale)
$9.00 covered buttons (3 packs of 2)
TOTAL: $38.99 for a brand new headboard (and custom sized at that)
For instructions, follow the great instructions by G&D (particularly for tufting, which was more difficult than it seemed).
I’m pretty thrilled about having a headboard. Now, I’m deciding whether to leave up the tiles above or put a W, ala this photo from ratemyspace.
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