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headboard, finally!

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. 

Noodlehead   headboard, finally! sewing

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.
Noodlehead   headboard, finally! sewing
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.
Noodlehead   headboard, finally! sewing

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


34 Responses to headboard, finally!

  1. Vivian 11.10.2010 at 6:57 pm #

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

  2. Sarah @ Modern Country Style 11.10.2010 at 6:58 pm #

    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.


  3. alayne 11.10.2010 at 7:03 pm #

    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.

  4. banclothing 11.10.2010 at 7:11 pm #

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

  5. Sew Much Ado 11.10.2010 at 7:17 pm #

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

  6. Chris 11.10.2010 at 7:37 pm #

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

  7. Wendy 11.10.2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Can’t beat the price! And it looks terrific…

  8. houseonhilltop 11.10.2010 at 7:53 pm #

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

  9. amy 11.10.2010 at 8:04 pm #

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

  10. Cindy 11.10.2010 at 8:05 pm #

    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.:)

  11. Melanie 11.10.2010 at 8:08 pm #

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

  12. Mary 11.10.2010 at 8:16 pm #

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

  13. Molly @ The Creative Maven 11.10.2010 at 8:43 pm #

    That looks so good!! We’ve got the mattress on the metal frame thing going on too – we desperately need a headboard :)

  14. Tiffany 11.10.2010 at 9:33 pm #

    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!

  15. Admitted Fabricaholic 11.10.2010 at 9:38 pm #

    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):

  16. Emily Elizabeth 11.10.2010 at 10:01 pm #

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

  17. Maxabella 11.10.2010 at 10:13 pm #

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

  18. sisters4saymoreismore 11.10.2010 at 11:17 pm #

    totally beautiful! great job!


  19. Kari 11.10.2010 at 11:21 pm #

    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.

  20. Naturally Carol 11.10.2010 at 11:44 pm #

    beautifully coordinated and made!

  21. Jess 11.11.2010 at 1:53 am #

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

  22. Cindi 11.11.2010 at 2:09 am #

    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!

  23. Kitten's Lost Her Mittens 11.11.2010 at 2:16 am #

    I’m so impressed! It looks great.

  24. Sarah 11.11.2010 at 2:44 am #

    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.

  25. Bernice 11.11.2010 at 6:16 am #

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

  26. CC 11.11.2010 at 8:54 am #

    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!

  27. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 11.12.2010 at 1:12 am #

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

  28. Becka 11.12.2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Looks great!

  29. Tami B 11.12.2010 at 2:34 pm #

    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!

  30. Delia 11.12.2010 at 4:42 pm #

    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. :)

  31. I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar 11.12.2010 at 8:03 pm #

    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.

  32. sewkatiedid 11.13.2010 at 1:47 pm #

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

  33. Ooty 11.13.2010 at 3:04 pm #

    It looks great!!!!

  34. jayayceeblog 11.15.2010 at 7:34 pm #

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

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