I've been having an idea brewing in my mind for some time now. Yesterday it all came together. Here's how I made this inexpensive upholstered headboard (if you follow me on pinterest, you probably knew this was coming).
This is the board, soon to be beautiful. In case you are wondering, I made mine 31 inches high, and 73 inches long. It took me some figuring to decide how tall to make it, and I think 31 inches high was a good choice.
There's the bowl I used to trace the circle cut out in the corners. If only I could tell my later self - I should have used a pizza pan then and there.
I cut out a curve on the top corners to make the "belgrave" style. You can check out this link for types of headboards, to see what would work best for you.
While I used math to find out where to drill the holes for the buttons, Katie drew hearts in the sawdust.
I used some camping mats I got at a yard sale for the foam. They cost me $1 each. For the foam at the fabric store it was $34.99 per yard. No thank you. I used the glue gun to attach the mats.
Next, I covered it with batting (also $1 from a yard sale). Pull it taught while you staple it into place. I work from the middle of the sides, out to the corners.
Then I covered the buttons (with a kit I got at the fabric store) and the headboard with fabric.
I thought I was done! Then when I woke up I realized that I wanted to make the cut-out in the corners a little bigger.
I popped out the staples and, with a jigsaw, took out a larger section of the board. I made my own template from a pizza pan this time.
Now, I stapled it all back together.
I hung it on the wall, using D rings directly into studs.
It was a good day.
Here's the breakdown:
Button kit (14 buttons)- $6
Foam/Batting (yard sale finds)- $3
D rings- $3
$44 total- Win!
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