Thursday, June 2, 2011

we made a headboard!

This project has literally been on our list of things to do for years!! We just never got around to it.. until now! I've had this tutorial and this one and this one and this one in my favorites for a long time. I just never got around to actually replicating them.

Here are the supplies we used:

*staple gun and staples
*ply wood
*fabric (we used an old queen size sheet because I love the print, which saved a lot of money!)
*padding (we used a twin sized egg crate mattress cover)
*batting to wrap corners
*french cleats (you can also use flesh mounts, but Home Depot didn't have any)

First we measured the bedframe to see how wide it needed to be and then decided on a height. Our headboard ended up being 60x28 inches.

Next we had a piece of ply wood cut to that size. I layed the wood on top of the padding and traced around. Then I cut out the padding. We also sanded down the corners of the wood so they weren't so sharp.

Then, I layed a piece of badding around the entire board, pulled around the back of the wood and stapled it down to cover the corners. Then, we did the same thing with our fabric.

And ta-da!!

{what it looks like from the back}

Lastly we added the french cleats to the back of the headboard and to the wall. They slide right into one another and hold up to 100 pounds. We then hung our headboard and made the bed:

bed spread and dust ruffle: Kohl's, side tables: Walmart, art: World Market, lamps: Big Lots


Isaac approves:


  1. Wow! Your hard work pays off with such a beautiful end product!