Here’s an easy way to change the look of a room.
When I was redoing my guest room, I had a headboard in that room that I had bought about 10 years ago and I still loved the curved shape of the headboard.
So I decided to try to upholster that headboard. And it turns out that it was easy to do.
I ordered some fabric from Spoonflower.com – I love that place! It is a little more expensive than buying fabric from your local fabric store, but there are thousands of awesome patterns there that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, you can design your own fabric and then have it made up and make something with that. How cool is that??? I am going to try designing some fabric one of these days.
The pattern I ordered is called Medallions in Mushroom.
This is what I did:
- I took an old foam mattress cover and cut it to cover the headboard. I just laid it in the floor and then put the headboard on top and traced the shape onto the foam and then cut out the foam.
- Then I laid the foam on top of the headboard and wrapped the headboard with two layers of batting. I attached the batting with my staple gun on the back of the headboard.
- Then I did the same thing with the fabric that I had done with the foam. I laid the fabric on the floor with the right side of fabric side down, then I laid the headboard face down onto the fabric. Then I cut the shape of the headboard out of the fabric, leaving 8 inches all the way around to leave room to wrap the fabric around the back of the headboard and also to fold the cut edge under before I stapled. The bottom of the headboard was a little tricky to upholster because it has a wood piece at the bottom that I had to work around. But I knew that the wood piece would not show so I didn’t upholster that.
- If your headboard had legs, it looks good to upholster them because they might stick out from under your bedskirt. I am really happy that I upholstered mine.
- As you staple the fabric to the headboard, start at one end and then work your way around, pulling the fabric taught as you go. You want the fabric to be tight.
I was going to add a row of upholstery tacks to the outside of the headboard, but I decided that I liked it just the way it was. And if you don’t have an existing headboard, you can upholster an old door or get a piece of plywood cut and upholster that. The possibilities are endless!!
All in all, it took me 30 minutes to turn my drab headboard into something new!!
I’m almost ready for the full room reveal – it’s been a really fun project.
And I am also almost done with the next-door bathroom reveal. YAY! Here are the tutorials on some of the other elements in the room:
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it so much!!
And if you wonder how to make a Tufted DIY Headboard, check this tutorial out from Amy at The Idea Room!
Have a Wonderful Day!
The whole reveal coming up soon!!