Step 1 - I went down to the hardware store and bought a piece of plywood and had them cut it to the size I wanted the headboard to be (most hardware stores do this for free!). I opted to have the headboard very tall so the dimensions were 64"X40" (we have a queen size mattress).
Step 2 - If you want your headboard to be tufted (like mine is) you will need to drill holes in your plywood.
Step 3 - Once you have your wholes drilled, you are ready to glue the foam down. I decided to use 1" foam and I bought it 50% off almost a month ago (Thank you Joanns!).
Ahhh...Finally found it! Seriously, I spent more time digging around in my kitchen trying to find the electric knife than it took to complete the entire headboard! I have since then decided to store the knife with all of my DIY tools instead of in the kitchen. Next time I won't need to spend an hour looking for it...Problem solved :)
Step 5 - Now here comes the best part of the project...Tufting! OK, well it's best part because it gives the headboard a really expensive look, but this is by far the most time consuming part. If you choose not to do it, congrats, your now done! But if you do decide to do it, take a deep breath and realize that you are almost done!
You will need a needle, embroidery thread, your buttons (that you will sew on your headboard) and some random buttons (to hold the knot and keep your "decorative" buttons tight since now you want so show the puckering).
If done correctly (pulling really tight to get the puckered look), the back will look like the above, and the other side will look like the below.
Isn't the fabric beautiful!!! (Also, 50% off at Joanns!)
Add some wall hanging brackets too the back and All Done!!! It's perfect! The exact look I wanted for my Hollywood Regency themed bedroom!!!
Ready for the sneak peak.....
Psst....Don't tell the Mr., but now I'm starting to re-think my bedding too....SHHH!
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