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Upholstered Headboard Tutorial April 12, 2010

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My oldest daughter has been begging me for months to make her a headboard, and just like anything else it got put to the bottom of the list.  Well I finally got around to making the headboard and wanted to share this quick easy project with you!

First I took the measurements of her bed, she has a twin bed and it measures 39″ wide.  I then decided how tall I wanted the headboard to be!  My headboard measured 40″ x 30″ I wanted hers tall.  I used OSB as the base!

I then used 1/2 thick foam (could have used thicker) and cut it 1/2″ larger than the wood base! ( this makes sure the corners and edges are so sharp)

I then used batting (quilt batting works fine) and wrapped it around the foam and stapled it to the wood!

I then used the fabric my daughter had picked out and wrapped it around the batting.

We made legs from the OSB and attached them to the back of the headboard, however there are hooks that work just as well that you can use to mount the headboard! Why I put it off soooooo long, I have no idea, it only took about half an hour and the cost was minimal!

Thanks so much for letting me share!


2 Responses to “Upholstered Headboard Tutorial”

  1. Sarah Says:

    That turned out so cute!! Great job. I’ll bet your little girl thinks her mom is the best. 🙂


  2. itssoverycheri Says:

    Hey Its Cheri from Its So Very Cheri and the DIY Club inc.

    Thank you for entering the DIY Club inc event.

    I came by to check out your project and follow along and I hope you will do the same. I don;t see a follower section so I will have to add you to my reader.

    I don’t see any of the required products used in the REQUIRED LIST. We realize some people accidentally entered the wrong parties. We are working on adding more amazing products to add to the list so you gals will have even more products to work with.

    I also don’t see the DIY Club button added to the post.

    If you have a project you would like to enter that meets the guidelines we would love to see your projects. You are a very crafty and talented gal.

    Cheri for the DIY Club inc

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