I can’t wait to tell you about today’s subject – headboards! I recently made my own and am seeing a trend with fellow design enthusiasts getting creative with this easy process.
Now, I know you’re thinking that it’s much easier to just go out there and purchase a ready-made bed frame, but the beauty of designing your own is that you can use whatever textile or style you like. Plus, depending on your fabric and bed size, the total cost is typically between $50 and $200. You can’t beat that!
The tools are simple, you will need:
1. Plywood, cut to your desired headboard size (I just got mine at Home Depot and had them cut it down)
2. 3 to 5 inch foam cut to headboard size
4. Staple Gun
5. Gorilla Glue
I have attached this wonderful video that I found on Design Sponge so you can get a visual of the method. I know I always do a better job when I can watch someone else first. Here are some photos of my own process. I simply cleared away space on my dining room table.
The whole shebang took me about two hours (including glue drying time) and I was so happy with the turnout!
Most clothe headboards are extremely expensive and this was not only a fun project, but a great conversation piece for your out of town guests. I guarantee you, everyone will be impressed!
Photos: Pottery Barn and Nikki Caprara