Sunday, November 20, 2011

DIY Upholstered Headboard

We are going for the romantic retreat in our bedroom- eventually, anyway.  Right now the budget is tight, with baby on the way.  Still, I've been itching to do a padded headboard ever since I first saw a tutorial. 
There are several online, and I read through them all to cobble together what I wanted to do. Here is the finished product:

1 sheet of plywood, cut to size at Lowes- $7
2 yards of 2'' regular density foam from Jo-Ann Fabrics (with coupon) - $14
2 yards of batting - $5
2 yards of 54'' purple chenille fabric from Home Fabrics - $14
10 yards of #5 nickel nailhead trim (This was hard to find! You only need 5 yards, but I'm sending the rest to my Mom as it was cheaper to buy 10 yards on ebay than 5 yards at Jo-Anns.  Best ebay seller- Nails-to-you) - $15.50
Rubber Mallet from Lowes - $5
D-rings from Lowes - $4

Total Cost- $64.50
Total Time- 2-3 hours

If you'd like to do one, here is a collection of the best online tutorials:
Kate from "Centsational Girl"

Sara at "Running from the Law"
Rachel at "Southern Exposure"
 There are a ton of great DIY videos on Youtube as well.  Basically, it is a pretty easy and inexpensive way to have your own custom furniture.


Elizabeth J. Neal said...

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