Wait, what just happened........focus, FC, focus.
Materials (for a king-sized headboard):
- 3 yards of fabric (I splurged on a gorgeous mushroom-colored linen)
- 1/2 inch thick plywood cut to desirable size (Home Depot cut ours to 77 in. long x 36 in. tall)
- quilter's batting
- nailhead trim kit (available in the upholstery section of fabric store)
- staple gun
- hammer (for nailhead trim)
- scissors (for trimming fabric)
Fold batting to desired thickness, wrap around the plywood, and staple (watch your fingers) around perimeter to secure. Pull tautly as you go. Trim excess as needed.
Lay your fabric facedown and place headboard on top. Starting in the middle , pull fabric taut and staple. I checked the front of the headboard every so often to make sure I didn't have any weird wrinkles.
Now for the detail--nailhead trim!! Again, I have to thank Emily for this embellishment idea.
It's like, where have these been all my life?! I'm naming my first-born after you, Em.
It was a bit hellish to get the nail head trim to look straight, but after some choice cuss words and a Band-aid later, mission accomplished. So......the bed's not made nor did I style this shot.
Update: A few readers have inquired as to how we'll hang the headboard. I'm planning on using Dusty's genius approach outlined here. Thanks D!
The approximate breakdown (for a king-sized headboard):
linen: $24 (normally $14.99/yd but it was 50% off at my fabric store)
cotten batting: $15plywood: $19
nailhead trim kit: $15
staples/gun: already owned one
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