Hey there! Hope your Tuesday is off to a great start.
This past weekend I finished a super easy project for Sebastian’s room.
I don’t know why it took me so long to do this,
probably because I was intimidated about finding the “perfect” fabric.
I don’t know if it’s perfect, but I think it looks pretty good.
Total time to build this headboard was about an hour and it only cost me $20.
I’m sure you have seen a ton of tutorials on this subject but just in case you haven’t, this is the step-by-step on how I did mine.
My first step was to gather my supplies:
(Note the giant X…you will not need the picture hanging system.
I will explain why in a few minutes.)
The only tools you will need is a stapler, hanging hooks and maybe a level
to make sure you hang your headboard straight on the wall.
I had an extra piece of 1/2 inch plywood sitting in my garage.
So I simply measured and cut my wood with a circular saw.
If you are buying your wood, have the store cut for you.
It’s free and it will save you a step. 🙂
Once I had my plywood cut to size (mine was 24×39 for a twin),
it was time to start wrapping.
I opened my batting (crib size) that I purchased at Joann’s
with a 50% off coupon and laid it on the floor.
I placed the plywood on top and directly in the center.
I simply folded the batting over the sides of the plywood,
pulling tight and securing with staples.
Lots of staples. 🙂
As you can see, I did the sides first then rotated and stapled the ends.
I then repeated this step with a second package of batting.
This way it would be extra soft in case little man bumps his head. 🙂
Here’s is the plywood covered with the two layers of batting…
Now it’s time to add the fabric.
Just like with the batting, fabric first then lay the plywood on top.
Then I stapled and stapled and stapled some more.
Definitely lots of stapling in this project so make sure you are stocked. 🙂
After I had the fabric on it was time to hang this guy on the wall.
I thought I would impress you all with my clever picture hanging gadget. Yea. Not so much. When I got the hanger out of the package and saw that my batting was thicker than the depth of the hook. Let’s just say, well played hook. Well played.
So instead I decided to just place a couple screws into studs and attach two hangers to the back of the headboard. And voila’…
I think this color of fabric compliments the room. Don’t you? I thought about going a dark navy that matched the bed skirt and the wall color. My hubby said this fabric actually looked ‘ocean like’ so he preferred it.
Here’s a sneak peak of the whole bed so far…
This area of his room is still not finished though, I will be adding some swing-arm lamps above the headboard later this week. Oh, and I still have another project to finish. Hope to show that to ya on Thursday. 🙂 So have you ever made you own custom headboard? Do you like the blue fabric or do you think a dark navy would look better? I don’t know why fabric intimidates me so. If you know the answer to that, please tell me! 🙂