headboard, finally!

11.10.2010

I think I've waited for at least 7 years to finally get a headboard for my bed.  The best part is that I made it myself, and I'm so happy with it. 


Upholstered in my favorite home dec print, Heath, which just happens to go along with my wall color nicely.

I followed the basic directions from this post originally found over at Remodelaholic.  The only changes I made were making it a simple rectangle and using 1" foam (because, dang, 2" foam is pricey).  I think the 1" works for our needs anyway and at half the price, we're good to go.


The plywood is actually some leftover scrap from another project, so I think the total cost of the headboard including fabric (and protecting it with scotch guard) was about $50, not too shabby.


Now I'd better get back to work on the new pillows I'm making for our bed....

34 comments :

  1. I really want to make a headboard for my bed. I like how it looks!

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  2. That looks great! What gorgeous material that is...and you've finsihed the corners off really well.

    Well done, you must be really pleased with yourself.

    Sarahx

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  3. Great job!!! It turned out so nice. I've been working on pillows for Pillow Week. Just finished 2 today! I love them. Such a great feeling when you are done with a project you've been wanting to do for so sooooo long.

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  4. So nice, I love the earthy feel of the fabric. It is also very versitile no matter what design changes you make with colour.

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  5. That is gorgeous! It turned out fabulous. Hehe, more pillows? I'm sure they'll be as cute as all your other ones!

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  6. Great job~ and you can't argue with such a great price tag. The simple style suits the room well.

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  7. Can't beat the price! And it looks terrific...

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  8. I love it. I love your colors. They're so calm and cool.

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  9. I have been talking about making one for years! Love the fabric!!!

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  10. Wow Anna, very nice job and it looks great in your bedroom! I need to show this to my daughter, she has been wanting a headboard for some time now.:)

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  11. Lovely! 2" is soo much money, so we just used an egg crate folded in half. We cheat. And it works!

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  12. Nice work! I love all the grey with the pops of bright color. So nice!

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  13. That looks so good!! We've got the mattress on the metal frame thing going on too - we desperately need a headboard :)

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  14. i really luv the way it turned out. FANTABULOUS fabric choice, made the whole project for me. great job and at under $50. u get a gold star!

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  15. Love it! Love it so much that in fact I have one exactly like it! Lol

    If you are interested, I added some decorative trim nail heads on mine - also low cost, and makes it look like a million bucks! You can find some here to know what I am talking about (just a random google search reply):
    http://www.beaconfabric.com/vindex.html?cat148.htm

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  16. Loving this! And awesome fabric choice - soft and subdued. I have problems going over the top with fabric.

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  17. I really need a headboard too and have thought about wrapping one. You've given me a bit of a nudge!! x

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  18. Love. It. Fabulous, Anna! I did one of these for my sister awhile back and loved the project. I keep meaning to do one for our master bedroom...on the list.

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  19. LOVE it! and love the pictures lined up neatly above. Very nice :D

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  20. Oh Stunning! Love the pictures over the headboard! Made one some while back and still loving mine but alway thought something is a miss! Thank to you I now know "some art work"! Enjoy making your pillows! Please show us as soon as your done!

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  21. Oh of course you will need to make new pillows!! Love your new headboard, I think I'll be making one of those at some point. Glad to hear they are easy to make.

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  22. Such a lovely bedhead. There's something so calming and comfortable about the appearance and texture of that fabric.

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  23. It looks great, the corners are so nice and neat. My son needs a headboard and keeps asking me for one since his sister has one. I think I'll move that up my to do list!

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  24. This is gorgeous, Anna. I love the fabric. Great color choice. Love that red lampshade, too.

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  25. I love it!!! I've been mulling around the idea to make a headboard for about two years now. You've given me the inspiration to go do it. I think it looks just fine with the 1" foam. I'm hoping I have a coupon for it!

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  26. Not too shabby at all. Very nice job. I think the 1 inch foam looks great. Thank you for always leaving me such nice comments. :)

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  27. The headboard looks GREAT! I love it and it's nice to have it be a neutral color so it will always work with whatever you do in the future.

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  28. Looks awesome. Heath has been a favorite of mine for ages. So happy they keep producing it.

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  29. Turned out just perfect, looks great and the price is right!

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