I know, I know, two DIY’s in a row. I tend to go through phases. I will take on so many DIY’s at once that I burn myself out and won’t touch another for months. That is until I forget how much time and work they entail and at that point I take on another…or fifteen. I did the same thing with our wedding. I love to have “us” infused into our space and occasions that I will take on a huge do it myself mentality. Not to mention, to my disadvantage, I tend to underestimate projects. What I think will take me an hour ends up taking ten. In the end though I always love it and am always so happy I did it. With that in mind, this headboard takes atleast 5 hours (and about 15 bandaids), not the one or two I had planned. Of course though, once again, I couldn’t be happier with the end result.
I had wanted an upholstered headboard for so long, but like the clutches, the insane price tag made me cringe (and even cry a bit) inside. So here it is a DIY for an upholstered headboard…
What you will need:
Fabric of your choice (mine was from mood)
Batting (1 inch and 1/4 inch)
Plywood (I used 7 x 4)
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Spray fabric adhesive (available at any art store)
Cut 1 inch batting to the size you prefer and use adhesive to secure to the plywood. Take the 1/4″ batting and lay over entire plywood and secure to the back using a staple gun.
I wanted the center to be significantly hingher than the rest so I doubled up the 1″ batting and glued down 4″ from the border all the way around.
Pin and sew your fabric down the middle.
Lay your fabric over you batting and plywood. Do not secure to the back yet. Layout and secure the nailhead trim in whatever pattern you desire. Side note: The nail head trim can be extremely sharp. Literally, I ended up with band-aids on 7 of my fingers (thankfully no blood on the fabric). Had I known then what I know now I would have worn gloves!
Since my fabric had a seam down the middle I chose to do the nailhead trim down the center, as well as a double border. Truly whatever design suits your personal decor style will work.
Once you are done with the trim secure your fabric to the back with a staple gun and you are done.
I hope you enjoy this DIY! More fashion posts on Monday I promise! Have an amazing weekend and be safe!