Tell me, who doesn’t want one of these?
I’ve been browsing the Ballard designs catalog and of course– all of the wonderful inspiration in blogland . . .
Brandi @ Don’t Disturb this Groove made an awesome upholstered headboard out of trim and cardboard!
Censational Girl, has quite a few (GREAT) tutorials for Upholstered headboard’s on her blog:
and most recently, I admired Jenna’s at Jenna Lou Loves You:
So I gave it a shot! I got my hubby to dig out some scrap plywood we had leftover from another project and propped it up on my saw horses.
I measured the length of my mattress, plus an inch and a half and cut the plywood to size.
I then looked at my inspiration photo in Ballard’s catalog. I eyeballed the curve that I wanted and sketched it on the plywood.
Then I cut the curve out using my jigsaw. I used the cut out piece as a template for the other side, then cut that side with the jigsaw as well.
I was pretty anxious to get this started and I’m cheap thrifty soooooo I simply used one of those egg crate mattress pads that I had floating around—instead of foam and batting.
Then it began to rain, so I brought it to the basement and began wrapping the foam (egg crate side down) around the plywood “frame” and stapled the foam tightly to the plywood.
Next I folded the corners neatly and stapled the foam being sure to keep it smooth and tight.
Although you can see the ridges, you can’t see the texture of them from the opposite side.
Once again, because I’m cheap thrifty, I used an extra sheet for the fabric of the headboard, and then repeated the steps that I made with the foam.
My little guy loved it-he said “Nice soft bed mom!”
I then began adding the upholstery tacks, once again, eyeballing the curve. I would recommend measuring and creating a template of some sort, but I just kinda winged it .
I used my hammer and went to town! (With Cayden’s help of course!)
Here I am doing some more “eyeballing” . . . I’m rather pleased.
Here it is in my room, partially finished because——- I ran out of upholstery tacks, lol!
That’s what happens when you wing it folks!
More on this headboard tomorrow!