Sunday, October 7, 2012

#31. Fabric Headboard Tutorial

The final piece of Aaron’s room! In all my sewing, I picked up some fabric, batting and decorative nails to make him a headboard to finish his room.
For this project you’ll need
-Wood board the size you want your headboard to be. If you want to add nail head trim, I recommend going with a better quality than pictured above. I learned this the hard way.
-Batting cut a little larger than your headboard. I’d recommend getting double, because one layer didn’t look as nice on this.
- Fabric cut a little larger than your headboard. 
- Staple gun and staples
- Nail head trim (if desired)
We picked up two boards and attached them together with nuts and bolts. Once the batting and fabric were on, you couldn’t even tell they were there. If you get a piece larger enough, you won’t have to do this.
Start with the batting and staple it around your board, being sure to pull it a little tight.
We had issues at first because we loaded the staples into the gun wrong. But once we got it right, it was really easy!
Then we did the same thing with the fabric. Note the fabric doesn’t reach the bottom of the board, but that’s okay because that part will be behind the bed.
We had some issues getting the nails in, probably because of the cheap board, so we cut the ends off of each nail and hot glued them on. Nice straight line by me eh?
It’s not the most professional looking headboard, but it achieves the overall look we were going for.
Cost:Aaron bought the supplies because they were for his room. I don’t know the exact cost but I think the boards were $14.00ish total, the fabric was about $5.00, the batting was about $5.00ish and the nails were $1.55 for a box and we used 7 boxes. So the total was about $35 total. Coupons and things happened too so it might cost your more if you try this project yourself.
It’s still cheaper than buying it in a store. We were at Pottery Barn at the mall yesterday and a full size headboard was $800!!!!!!
Stay tuned! Later I’ll post the final before and after of Aaron’s room!

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