Fabric-covered headboard/need DIY tips!

carolbarrelJune 16, 2013

I'm inheriting a bed with an ugly & boring cheap wooden headboard. I'd like to cover it with thin foam (like a bed topper) and then cover that with fabric to make a soft/padded headboard with eye-catching design on fabric as a covering. Anyone ever do this successfully? TIA for any tips and also links to DIY articles/info on this topic!

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musicteacher

Cut thin foam the exact size of the backboard, then cut batting a little bit larger to wrap around. The batting will make it look more rounded. Glue the foam on then staple the batting around the back. It helps if you have two people to help stretch the fabric. Staple at twelve oclock, then six, then three then nine. Keep pulling and stretching as you staple the midpoints etc. Not a difficult project - have fun!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 11:03AM
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cheryleb

I did a similar project but started with a sheet of plywood. I used spray adhesive to adhere the foam to the wood and then applied the batting. I had a compressor with staple gun and another person to help. I stapled the batting about an inch in on the back and then added the decorator fabric. I put nail head trim around it. It really helped to have my partner fold the corners from behind and I gauged it from the front to make sure one side wasn't pulled more tightly than the other.

I added a picture of mine. I moved last week and might make a new one with different fabric.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 11:34AM
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freethinker99

If you want to get some style ideas have a look at Vanguard they have the most interesting program.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 7:45PM
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