(Closed) Has anyone made their headboard?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

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
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
9132 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 # 11
3587 posts
Sugar bee

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.

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