Fabric Covered Headboard for Beds


If you want the look of an expensive headboard without breaking the bank, this is a relatively simple way to make a fabric covered headboard. This project will give a finished look to any bedroom, and the fabric in the headboards can be changed over the years to go with any decor. It is easier than you might think. And what more? with a fabric covered headboard is that you can customize it to fit your specific taste and style.

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Steps To Make Fabric Covered Headboard for Beds

First of all, you will need some things to prepare. It such Measuring tape, Plywood, 3/4 inch, Batting, High density foam, Cloth, Staple gun, and 2 D rings or heavy duty wood hangers. Well, if these things are prepared, let us start to read some easy instructions below to make a fabric covered headboard for beds.

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For the first step is measure the width of the bed with a tape measure. Add 4 inches to the measurement and write this total on the shopping list. Decide on the height you want the headboard for the bedroom to be. The average height is 28 to 36 inches, according to House and Home Designs. Write down this figure too. This is the measurement needed for the piece of select-grade plywood for the back of the headboard. A backer board for a large queen size headboard may be 64 inches by 36 inches, for example. Then, go to a lumber supply or home improvement store and have an employee cut the select-grade plywood to the size needed for the project. Select-grade plywood is smooth on one side. This is the surface that is set against the wall. The backer board can also be cut at home with a circular saw.

Purchase batting and 3-inch thick high density foam at a cloth store. Request that the foam be cut 4 inches longer and wider than the measurement of the plywood panel piece. The batting must be 8 inches longer and 8 inches wider than the piece of plywood. Also, don’t forget to buy a piece of upholstery cloth that is 8 inches longer and 8 inches wider than the plywood backer board. Lay the foam on a large smooth surface. Place the rough side of the plywood backer on top of the foam leaving an even 4-inch overage around the entire panel.

Pull the excess foam up and over the edge of the foam and staple it to the smooth side of the wood along all four sides leaving the corners open. Staples should be secured into the foam at 1- to 2-inch intervals. Fold the corners neatly as if wrapping a gift. Staple the corner pieces of foam in place. Spread the upholstery cloth out, wrong side up, on a smooth, clean surface. Spread the batting over the cloth.

Place the foam padded plywood board on top of the cloth. The 8-inch excess will show around the entire wood panel. Then, pull the batting and cloth tightly up over the 4 sides of the foam covered wood and staple it in place about 4 inches from each corner. Secure the cloth and batting by stapling it down at 1-inch intervals. Keep the work as neat as possible. Fold and staple the corners. Trim excess cloth if needed.

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Lastly, attach the D rings or another heavy duty wood hanger to each side of the headboard according to manufacturers directions. Done. For notes, Use a solid colored upholstery cloth to complement print or flowered bedding. Add decorative tacks or buttons for a tailored appearance. (If using decorative tacks, pound them in carefully with a hammer. If using buttons, sew them onto the fabric.) For a tufted look, drill holes through the headboard and affix buttons by sewing them on with an upholstery needle, securing the thread through the holes and knotting it at the back of the panel. After all, decorating your bedroom doesn’t mean to be so expensive, spending lots of money. With a fabric covered headboard, not juts cheaper but also it is fun project to make! so, what are you waiting for? go grab some fabrics and tools, start to play with your creativity!

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