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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40 thoughts on “Fabric Covered Headboard for Beds

  1. Nehemiah

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  2. Anne A.

    Who makes the string lights you hung over top? I am looking at something similar but the only I can acquire that sells them in long enough lengths are commercial lighting websites.

  3. Aubrielle 777

    Hmm, you know, if you turned the tables in that describe so that the wood grain in the flowers ran the same as the wood grain on the hardwood floor underneath, it would almost as if the flowers were out and you were looking straight through to the floor!

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  5. Coraline

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  6. Felix

    job! I this of vintage kitchen. I would to agree with @devyn (above comment) about painting over the glass windows….But being a renter myself I admire your creativity and working with what you have.

  7. Tyree Giovani Q.

    I these mismatched examples too far, although I can understand that two people may absorb their lighting preferences. The is so random, though! We two different lamp bases, each made by Marshall Studios, with identical shades:

  8. JusticeReed

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  12. Katelyn_Anabella

    Also, your deal-breakers evolve with your circumstances. My must-haves to include wood floors, gas stove and windows in kitchen and bath. After I got pregnant with twins I gave up all those things for higher security, indoor parking, and in-unit laundry. At least I got Pergo in the living/dining/kitchen areas! Plus, an (which I never deemed important) does up for some other things. Two that will never change, though, are a decent bathtub and a pet-friendly policy.

  13. Gabriela.Avianna

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  14. Danny

    I would be tempted to paint the underside of that staircase black, for starters, fair to the advantage of the TV and the bicycle disappear, and THEN contemplate what, if anything, needs to happen next.

  15. Eliza.Yareli.Kallie

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  16. Trenton Trevon L.

    I her of white (and the Sherwin Williams Cyberspace color too). This is such a crisp, clean, aloof looking space. Those windows almost give it a tree-house quality, which for me is a positive.

  17. Lucille Kelsey Karlie O.

    @Barb in CT : I wonder if he was adding water, thinking he was “helping” or “participating” or whatever. My first husband did that. While I was visiting my father in Florida, he was at (apt in NYC) by himself, and everyday he would water the plants. Needless to say, everything got over watered, and were all starting to die when I got home.

  18. AnahiEmerie

    Thanks for the all the suggestions and ideas! We a lot to work with now, and I am clear that by the time September rolls around we will acquire a plan. I will submit pics once the transformation is complete!Thanks again,Abbie and DevinPS-To bepsf, as we replied in the post we the apartment, fair has a bit of a kitchen 🙂

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    Here are a few lamps. Inexpensive Le Klint knock offs can be purchased off of ebay for fairly cheap. But if you enough on craigslist or ebay you can vintage pieces for to the same price.

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  22. Reynaldo V.

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  24. Arabella Bailee F.

    it is a stove. i would frankly with your landlord about wanting to keep the stove and care of the repair expense yourself (saving him the expense of replacing while you are there), but also the possible liability of maintaining a broken stove both financially and legally. it is possible that if something goes terribly with the stove that your landlord may not be responsible for repairs/issues that arise from it. one of the few luxuries of renting is having an owner/landlord that takes on all the messy maintenance stuff.

  25. Blake Nathanial

    I the feel of the space, and the combination of warmth and openness. I don’t it is at all.I once heard an architect lecture on a theory of male versus female preferences. His was that women enclosed, protected spaces, which he characterized as *-like. Men on the other hand, commence and vistas – which the male desire to protect and reign over one’s environment. I’m not I would agree with the male/female dichotomy, but I attain these as certain spatial preferences. I assume this house combines both, and I be pleased that. But it is also definitely a masculine space.

  26. Yasmin.Rhea

    Some sculptures/objects placed on the floor along the bottom or a plant might warm up the if you really feel it looks bare. Alternately, you could mount a “picture ledge” (only a few inches wide) on the wall and assign your votive candles there. I would recommend using the battery-operated candles they now to avoid getting smoke stains on the angled wall.You could also a few items on the shelf but everything will need to be quite short to avoid hitting the wall.

  27. Luca_Ean

    What is that of dim furniture, and accomplish you need it? You could replace with a wheeled cart to your grooming tools. Wheel them to the sink to them, them when done.

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