It’s finally done! I almost can’t believe it. I had huge plans for a stack of old canvases from past projects just sitting for months un-used, but then morning sickness hit and this project had to go on the back burner. Now that I’m feeling much better mixed with the fact my toddler can now climb out of her crib in less than 5 seconds, this DIY headboard needed to get done pronto.
I started off by stripping the fabric off of all the canvases and finding an arrangement that worked.
Then I flipped them over and secured some scrap 1×4 boards to them with 1.5″ screws to make it nice and sturdy. I snapped this photo before I had all my boards attached, but you get the idea… right?
Then I flipped the beast over and glued my 1” foam sheets onto the canvases and covered that with my fabric and used the same method to upholster it that I used for my memo boards (HERE). Then I methodically added my upholstering tacks along the edges using needle nose pliers and a rubber mallet. I’m pretty good at eyeballing a straight line and measurements, but I recommend disappearing fabric pens if you’re not.
So are you wondering what my DIY upholstered headboard looks like in the guest/future “big” girl room?
Gorgeous, right?! I’m completely smitten and a little jealous that this is where my little girl gets to lay her head at night very soon. I also love that she’s obsessed with petting the fabric, calling it “pretty princess”. Hopefully that simple fact will make the transition from crib to bed a little easier.
Want to know the view directly across from the bed? It’s the duck egg blue dresser from this post.
So far this room is really coming along. The headboard makes all the difference. Who says you can’t have a huge headboard in a small room? *wink*
Fabric: Premier Prints Key West Twill in Powder Blue (I used 4yards)
Lumber: Home Depot scrap section
Foam Sheets: Local fabric store (I used three)
Floral Pillow: Marshall’s
Chevron Quilt: Handmade by yours truly, details coming soon.
Ruffled Throw: Cynthia Rowley
I spent less than $50 in new materials to do this headboard and I’m sure you could too. I was on a mission to re-purpose those canvases, but you could easily substitute a piece of plywood cut to size. Probably much easier too!
If you have any questions about my DIY upholstered headboard, let me know! I’d love to hear from you.