DIY Project: Tufted Headboard

It’s been a even though I didn’t make any DIY projects. Now with the move to Latvia I have a number of do-it-oneself ideas on how to make our new nest cozier. One particular of them was to construct a tufted headboard for our new bed: it didn’t have any and it was pretty inconvenient to sleep with pillows leaned against the bare wall.

Underneath our bed we have found the cover of the old writing desk – what an amazing workpiece for a future headboard! Plus we were so lucky that it was exactly the exact same width as our bed so we even didn’t have to  cut it. Right here how it utilized to appear:


Of course those fasteners for the legs we had to unscrew. The board was a bit low so we have purchased 2 wooden slats which would serve as legs. Apart from that we have purchased the following supplies:

Upholstery fabric (length and width of the headboard plus 15 centimetres on every side)

Foam (dimensions of the headboard plus 10 centimetres on each and every side)

– Sintepon (identical size as foam)

– 8 Long self-tapping screws and screwdriver

– Upholstery nails

Decorative trim

You will possibly call for the operating table although we have created majority of operate on the floor.

Right here is our step-by-step guide:

1) Attach wooden slats to the back of the headboard:


Make sure that the second leg is exactly on the exact same level, otherwise the headboard will stand sloped:


2) Put the foam on the front side of the board. On the sides and on the top fold it about the edges and attach on the back with upholstery nails.  

3) Do the exact same with sintepon:


4) Now is time to upholster headboard. Make sure that you stretch fabric properly so that there are no waves and bumps on the surface:

You will almost certainly need to have the assist of another particular person at this stage. We did it collectively with my husband and of course our assistant Dolce was often there:


Right here how the headboard must appear at this step from the front side:

5) Now it is time for decoration. I used for that objective basic decorative blue trim and upholstery nails. I created the layout of my rhomboid design by measuring equal distances from diagonally laid trims.

6) Attach the trims on their intersection with upholstery nails:


7) The last step will be to fix the ends of strips on the reverse side of headboard:


Now you just need to put the headboard behind the bed. Voila!


What do you consider about this project? Looking forward to hearing your comments!

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