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Bedroom Makeover - Headboard Love

Monday, June 15, 2015

I originally posted this when I first started the blog, but as I am adding some of the final touches to our bedroom and after 6 months, finally getting around to hanging our headboard, I decided it was time to share this post again. This is one of my favorite diy projects we have in our home and the one I definitely get the most use out of. So until I am ready to share our new master bedroom reveal with all of you, I figured I'd share one of the projects we completed to add to the room. 

Since we upgraded from a queen to a king sized bed, our bed frame no longer fit our new bed so of course it gave me a reason to come up with a new diy project. If I haven't mentioned it before, i'll mention it again. I have the most amazing supportive, willing, and thoughtful husband ever! Not only does he put up with all the different projects and honey-do lists I ask of him, but he does sweet things like stop by the farmers market and pick up gorgeous flowers for me just because!

Anyways, back to my other love, my headboard! Here are some of the ideas I had been yearning at for months! 

So instead of spending $200 or more on a headboard that I just sort of liked, Dan and I decided to tackle making our own! So of course I took photos and documented what we did, just in case you're looking to make your own! 

Here's what you will need: 
- A large piece of plywood - depending on the size of headboard you want 
- Whatever heavy duty fabric you want ( We used 4 yards of fabric for the size we wanted) 
- A 2inch piece of foam to fit the size of your headboard (the foam can be thinner if you want) 
- Batting - the size of the entire headboard 
- One 2x2 board to use to attach your headboard to the wall 
- A Nail Gun 
- A saw 

Sorry that most of my pictures are taken either in the garage or the front yard. It was nice out so it was easiest to do our project outside on this nice summer evening. 

Here is our before picture! Almost everything in our room was gray, so it was in need of some color! 

Step 1: To Start with, measure the size of the headboard you want. Then, cut your plywood to size. 

Step 2: Lay your batting over your plywood that is cut to size and staple the batting so that it covers the whole board and is stapled to the other size of the board to cover the edges. 

Step 3: Lay your foam on top of your plywood and cut it to the size of the headboard

Step 4: Lay the fabric for your headboard over the plywood, batting, and foam and then staple your fabric around all those materials to the back of the headboard so that is covers all the edges. 

Step 5: Cut your 2x2 in half at an angle the long ways so that you can attach one side to the wall and one side to your headboard and it acts like a shelf to hold your headboard in place. (Make sure you locate the studs in the wall before attaching the board) 

Finally, attach your new headboard and take your after pictures!!! 

I couldn't be happier with the outcome! Every time I walk into our room, it just makes me smile! And apparently Cooper approves too! I swear sometimes Cooper ruins his beds so that he has a reason to lay on ours. 


  1. Oh my gosh I love it! I didn't realize it was that simple to do!

  2. I love DIY projects and this one is so much fun and adorable. I like that you can customize it to make it just how you want.

  3. SUCH an awesome DIY! You rocked it. LOVE! xx

  4. Love, love, love that!! The pop of color definitely makes the room.

  5. Oh wow, I'm so impressed! I am so not a DIY-er but I always love reading about other people's projects! :-)

  6. LOVE the headboard! The colors and pattern are so pretty and add so much to the room. Great job :)

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