I have been slowly fixing up our house and decorating over the past 3 years. One thing we had been living without was a headboard. A headboard isn’t really a necessity but they sure do look nice. I love the upholstered headboards from Urban Outfitters but they cost a couple hundred dollars and are totally out of my small budget. I decided after looking at a lot of different tutorials online that I could probably create my own for quite cheap. This headboard cost less than $100 and only took a couple hours to make. Your cost will depend on the cost of the fabric you choose and if you can get the other materials on sale.
We got this giant 5×8 piece of MDF from Home Depot for $5!! Yes only $5. There was some damage to the edges of the piece but since we were cutting out out shape it didn’t matter. I started by by tracing a rectangle and then used a clock to trace out the circular shapes. Measure and trace out your shape then cut it out with a jigsaw.
Once your shape is cut out trace out your upholstery foam and glue it on with spray adhesive. The foam was the most expensive part of this project. I used 2″ foam. Cover the foam with batting for extra padding and smoothness. Staple it in place using a staple gun on the backside of the headboard. I bought the foam and batting from Joanne craft store. If you have pets they will think this is a new soft dog bed you created just for them. Ha ha. I couldn’t get Luna off to take a photo.
The next step is to staple your fabric on top of the foam. I couldn’t find a fabric I liked at the fabric store and I didn’t want to purchase it online either. I actually used a duvet cover from Target! I cut the top layer of the duvet cover off and stapled it in place. I love this pattern.
To add stability we added legs to the headboard so that it wouldn’t tip over and fall on us while we sleep.