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07 February 2011

Headboard DIY

This weekend LAS and I tackled a project that has been in the works for awhile: Our monogrammed headboard!!  LAS had previously cut the wood to our preferred shape and sanded all the edges and I picked out the fabric and had it monogrammed.

Saturday we put it all together and I have to say it was even easier than I thought.  First, rather than purchase cut foam from JoAnn's, I got a tip that an egg crate (typically used to add padding to your mattress) works just as well.

Supplies: headboard, spray adhesive, batting, foam (or egg crate), scissors, upholstery tacks, hammer

Step 1: Spray some spray adhesive on the wood and lay your foam down.
Step 2: Cover the foam with your batting
Step 3: Flip your headboard over and pull, wrap, and tack down the foam and batting with upholstery tacks on all sides ( Side note: we used upholstery tacks because the wood we used was too strong for staples, but if you use a standard plywood,  I think you can use a staple gun).
Step 4: Sent your fabric and pull, wrap, and tack down on all four sides.

**Note: you'll probably want to trim the excess foam, batting, and fabric as you go.

 

15 comments:

  1. Love the headboard!!! Great job :)

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  2. That turned out gorgeous! Wow, that makes me think I could possibly do that some day!

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  3. I have been planning on making a headboard as well, but I never thought of getting it monogrammed! What a fantastic idea! It truly looks amazing xoxo

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  4. Love it! I found you through Just Lovely and adore the monogrammed headboard. Too cute! Excited to see what's to come! Great blog!

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  5. Thanks for all your sweet comments! Glad you like it as much as I do!

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  6. Hey Betsy,

    I love your blog, its divine. I am looking to make a headboard, adn I adore the monogram!!! How large is yalls monogram on the headboard and who did it for you?

    Thanks so Much!
    xoxo
    Betsy from Mississippi

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  7. Hi Betsy,
    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your headboard in a blog post of my favorite DIY headboard roundups at this link: http://www.lilikoijoy.com/2013/04/15-favorite-diy-upholstered-headboards.html
    Thanks for inspiring me! Sharon

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  8. Looks great! & simple. How did you attach it to the wall? any suggestions? (I don't want to damage the wall)

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  9. We attached the headboard to our bed frame and to the watch with heavy picture hanging wire! Hope that helps.

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