DIY Project: How to Make an Upholstered Headboard


Add a new flair to your bed with an upholstered headboard. An upholstered headboard is a luxurious, romantic addition to any bedroom. It at once gives the room an exclusive feeling, as if your bedroom suddenly transformed into a boutique hotel. You can create an upholstered headboard by yourself. There are some ways about how to make an upholstered headboard that you can follow. Below are some easy instructions about how to make an upholstered headboard for you.

 

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How to Make an Upholstered Headboard By Yourself

Here’s how to make an upholstered headboard. First of all, assemble your materials for building an upholstered headboard. You’ll need a sheet of 3/4-inch thick plywood, cut to the desired dimensions of your headboard. A measuring tape, household shears, a staple gun and an electric knife are the only tools you will need to complete this project. Other materials that you’ll need include 1- to 2-inch thick upholstery foam, batting and fabric. You can use any type of fabric that you like, but upholstery fabric is often thicker and more durable than other fabrics. You’ll need enough fabric and batting to cover the face of the headboard, the edges of the foam and the board, and around 6 inches along the back side of the plywood. Spray adhesive helps to keep the foam padding attached to the wood board as you work.

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To make the upholstered headboards, it requires cutting the upholstery foam to fit the face of your plywood. An electric knife is the best tool for cutting upholstery foam. Simply cut the foam to the same dimensions as your wood panel. The dimensions for cutting the fabric and the batting equal the dimensions of the wood panel, plus 10 inches added to both to give you enough extra fabric to cover the sides of the wood and the foam as well as to wrap around the backside. Trim away the extra fabric and batting when you are finished. The back of the headboard is attached to the wall, so the backside will not be visible.

How to make your upholstered headboard, place the plywood panel face up on the floor. Apply a generous coat of spray adhesive to the wood, then place the foam padding on top. The adhesive dries quickly–read the manufacturer’s instructions for dry times. When the adhesive is dry, stand the plywood board upright to make sure the foam stays put. To upholster the headboard, place the fabric face down on the floor. Place the batting on top of the fabric so that the edges are flush. Center the plywood on top of the batting, foam side down. Beginning at the top center, pull the batting up over the edge of the wood panel and staple to the board. Covering the headboard from the center outward helps you create smooth edges. Continue stapling the batting to the wood around the perimeter of your headboard. Fold the batting on the corners as if you were wrapping a gift. Place staples every 1 to 2 inches along the perimeter of the headboard. When you finish attaching the batting to the wood, cut off the excess. Repeat this process with the fabric to complete your upholstered headboard.

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DIY How To Make An Upholstered Headboard

 

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These were some instructions about how to make an upholstered headboard. When creating an upholstered headboard, the fabric choice may seem endless. Choosing the right fabric depends on the type of look you desire to create. Now that you see how upholstered headboards can help you add new flair to your bedroom without breaking your budget, you probably have many new ideas on how to renovate or redecorate your bedroom. It’s so easy and affordable, you can get started right now.

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