The day we closed on our home our new king sized bed was delivered. I was so excited since we had always slept on a queen in our apartment.
What I was more excited about was trying to figure out what kind of headboard I wanted. After looking at some in the store, I learned how expensive they could be. So I decided to DIY it. I wanted a soft, fabric headboard that my hubby and I could lean against, and just be really cozy in our bed. Plus this year I am getting back into journaling so a nice spot to do that is always a plus!
So the next time my Mom and Dad came for a visit…I was also 8 months pregnant…my Mom and I headed to Jo Ann fabrics and found a great gray fabric. I loved it, I still do but after 5.5 years its starting to look a little dingy and I wanted something new.
So this past weekend, I tackled the task of taking off the old fabric and putting on the new.
I took the opportunity to take some pictures of how we made the headboard since I didn’t blog about it when we actually made it.
I wanted it large, so we purchased a piece of mdf board and some 2x4s and literally screwed the 2x4s to the frame, and to the mdf board. We also added a 2×4 in the middle for more support and just a small piece near the top to stop it from hitting the wall.
For batting, we purchased an egg crate mattress topper because it’s a lot cheaper than buying foam at the craft store, and then added some batting to the top to round out the edges.
I used my staple gun and just stapled the heck out of the fabric to the mdf board in the back. If you have a pneumatic staple gun. USE THAT! My arm was sore for 2 days!
I love the way it came out. It goes with the room so well, it’s not to busy to fight with the rug. It blends in but also gives off so much texture.
What do you think?