Post # 1
We just bought a new king size bed and obviously our old queen headboard doesn’t fit. Looking to DIY a headboard. Do any of you bees have photos of your DIY headboards? (they don’t have to be King size) just looking for some good ideas! Also share your experience, do you like it or wish you had bought one?
Post # 3
I painted our wall behind our bed because we’re going to renovate the house, so I knew I did want to drop a bunch of money on a headboard knowing we’d be getting new furniture. DIYing one is pretty easy, Apartment Therapy has a TON of DIY headboard projects!
Post # 4
We made headboards similar to these when our daughters where younger and sharing a room. They were simply plywood cut in the shape we wanted, 4in. foam covering and wrapped with batting, and all was covered with fabric(stapled on the back). We did the button tufting as well. I changed out the fabric every few years when the rooms were redone and loved them. Easy project!
Post # 5
Check out this site! http://ana-white.com/ There are step by step directions for making all kinds of wood furniture (including headboards/beds). They make it look pretty easy to follow (makes me wish I had the space in my apartment to take on a building project).
Post # 6
Funny story: an old bf many years ago (we were young) decided to make me a headboard all by himself. It was a big secret.
OMG, what a hideous monstrosity it was! A giant wooden heart, painted with red laquer. He thoughtfully built a shelf inside for drinks–that was the only part of this albatross that made any sense.
Ugh. It was hard to pretend I liked it.
Post # 7
I made this headboard myself:
I just used plywood covered with 4 inch foam then covered with cotton batting. The cotton batting and the microfiber fabric were pulled tight and stapled around the back of the plywood. It was really easy and fairly cheep (~$60). But it was just a basic black padded headboard. We now have a King and I bought a Headboard kit from JYSK for around (~$80) that has a bit more style to it. And this headboard is in our guest bedroom.
Post # 8
We plan on making an upholstered headboard (the same shape as the pic Smyley posted) this christmas. From what i’ve heard it shouldn’t be too hard. Everyone is right that there are tons of DIY introductions online if you just dig around.
Post # 9
I’ve never done it, but here is a step-by-step blog on how to make one. Check it out…
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Post # 11
My mom made one for her guest bedroom. She just used lywood, foam and a fabric she liked to go with the beach theme of the room. It was pretty easy.
Post # 12
awesome! Thanks bees, now that the wedding/honeymoon has calmed down this is one of our winter projects!