DIY Headboard Makeover

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This is the finished product and it only took about an hour to complete, with the help of an industrial staple gun, some sewing pins and a bit of wo-man power.

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At one point, this headboard (as embarrassing as it is to admit) was mine. It was a hand-me-down that I wanted to completely junk, but decided to do a little up-cycling instead. I’m glad I did! 🙂

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I ordered 2 1/2 yards of a grade 14 fabric called Julia Ebony for my double sized headboard. I was worried I would come short, however, I have quite a bit of fabric left over to use for other projects. *happy girl*

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This is a close-up of the fabric. I love the feminine pattern, the feel of the fabric and the neutral colours.

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After removing the previous fabric from the headboard with a seam ripper and scissors, I had a blank canvas of foam and plywood to work with. I chose to keep the original style and upholster with the existing foam.

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The part that seemed the toughest was the easiest. After draping the fabric over the headboard, I pinned the fabric to the foam as tightly as possible and worked from one side to the other in order to avoid any “bumps” so it would look seamless.

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It’s hard to believe this is the same bed and harder to believe how quick it was to give this headboard a much needed facelift! I love the end result!

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