Sunday, July 29, 2012

DIY:How to do an upholstered headboard

Hope everyone had a great weekend :) Mine was filled with packing and DIY projects!

I move in on August 10th and I know packing already sounds crazy, but doing it in spurts is better than two days before trying to pack EVERYTHING and wearing myself out. 

One simple little craft I did was paint the trim of a cork board I have

Also I FINALLY upholstered my headboard!!

It is so easy and simple to do, here is how I did it:

Step 1: 
I bought this ready to upholster headboard from target

This made the process really easy. It was on sale when I bought it (and on sale again now) so it was like maybe $130.00. 

It comes with a frame so you don't have to attach it to the wall. This was key for me because I am in an apartment and I don't want to put massive nail holes in the wall so when I move out I have patch them. But if you were doing it in a bedroom at your home and you don't mine the holes in the wall, I am sure you can attach it that way as well.

Step 2:
Iron the fabric. You don't want any creases or wrinkles when applying the fabric

Step 3:
Because I wanted the back to look finished and not have excess fabric, I took the backing off so I could put the fabric under and re-back it at the end.

So we had to take the nails out but be careful not to rip and pull fabric because we have to re-apply it!

Step 4:

Use a nail gun to staple the fabric in place. Make sure the fabric is pulled tightly!! The edges are the toughest part, but the easiest way to explain how to fold them to wrap them like the ends of a present

Step 5:
Once all the edges are stapled it is time to reapply the backing to finish the back so it doesn't look half done or tacky (even though it will be flush against the wall and no one can actually see it)

Simply just nail gun the backing just like the fabric. When it's done it should look like the picture above, which is a more polished look than just leaving the fabric showing with it nailed down.

And ta-da! It's done!!

It's not the best image because of the lighting, but once I move in you'll see it in my room with bedding so you'll get a better idea of what it looks like with a bed!

If anyone has any questions just let me know! But because I bought this slipcover ready headboard, if I do decide at any point to change my bedding and the fabric on the headboard doesn't match, I can simply remove the fabric by pulling the staples out. So it would be like a new headboard all over again!



Michelle said...

I need to do this! Looks great!

Caitlin C. said...

Love it! It turned out awesome! :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This is fantastic!


look awesome!

Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness, it looks amazing. Adore this post, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post and guest post for Lauren Conrad. Thanks, love. xo