Our New Headboard!
Confession… This has been sitting in my “projects to blog” folder for awhile. We’d been living without a headboard since we got married and now that we have one it feels like we’ve always had one.. So I kept forgetting to tell you about it!
We have a headboard now though!
Mike built it for me! It is one of the many things I love about having a handy husband. I told him what I wanted and 2 ish days later he had it ready for me!
I used 3 inch foam squares to create the padding. Luckily we already had some on hand from a project that didn’t happen when we lived in Sterling. I used scissors and a serrated knife to cut the foam and adhesive spray worked great on attaching the foam to the plywood.
After all the foam was on and fit perfectly I moved the headboard inside to add batting and my fabric!
This was long enough ago that we still had brown cabinets… Ooh I’m so happy that we’ve changed those now.
I used a simple staple gun to attach the batting and fabric – and I’m thankful for our big dining room table that I used as my work surface. The carpet would have been very frustrating to get the fabric pulled tight.
Next up was nailhead! I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. It was the only place that I could find big nails for a decent price. I bought them when they were on sale too – bonus!
Pliers, a rubber mallet, and something to keep the lines straight was all I needed – well that and reinforcements from my patient husband on the curved parts. He used a really hard wood on the curves and I did not have the patience to nail the nails in slowly. Every time I tried the nails would bend and be useless. So thankful for him.
Our bedroom is really making major progress from where we started. I really love it – and I love the colors. Now, for paint on the walls and some decorations… Maybe next year.
Happy Thursday! Are you working on a project today? I attempted some decluttering… I only made it a little ways before I got distracted and gave up. Whoops!
October 17, 2014 @ 9:34 AM
Love it Kelsey! We just sold my giant headboard and foot board that literally added 3 1/2 feet in length to our bed. And in first homes, we know the rooms just aren’t that big. I’ve been telling Richard for sometime that I eventually want to make a headboard just like the one you made. What kind of fabric did you end using?
October 18, 2014 @ 5:48 PM
Thank you, Milissa!! That sounds like a massive headboard/footboard – and it would definitely not fit in our bedroom haha. I just used decorative fabric from Joann’s. I almost bought outdoor fabric though because of the durability. And seriously, after the base of this was made it was so easy to finish up.
October 17, 2014 @ 11:10 PM
it looks SOOOOO good. You guys should start a custom headboard biz.