Making a Padded Headboard

My daughter and her husband have a huge bed and when the moved they needed a headboard. They decided to make it themselves.

They got a 4x6 foot sheet of plywood and covered it with this beautiful fabric that turns from brown to red to gold depending on the light. Instead of buying a large piece of foam rubber, they got one of those space foam mattress cushions. It was almost half the price, and regular foam turns brown and degrades over time.

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They wanted an upholstered look with buttons, but wanted to simplify the project. Instead, they went to the home improvement store and bought brass drawer pulls and just screwed them through the fabric, the super foam and into the 3x4 inch plywood, with nothing poking out the back. The knobs had a short shank and worked perfectly.

The headboard is just beautiful and looks so professional with very little effort or money. The whole project cost less than $50.00. The only thing left to do was hang it on the wall.

I hope this little ditty helps inspire you and elevate your creativity. I know it did for me.

By Soo from Oroville, CA

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March 12, 20100 found this helpful

This sounds lovely! Is there any way you can share a photo of it?

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