DIY Upholstered Headboard

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  1. Reblogged this on Upcycling ideas… and commented:
    I thought this was quite something. Upcycling is such a cheap way to create something you want and most of the time ends up better than the original inspiration.

  2. Wow! I love the nailhead detail. Very chic!

  3. Thank you!

  4. What type of fabric did you use for this project?

  5. I believe it was a brushed cotton, but I want to be really sure, so I’ll have a look when I get home and respond again with specifics.

  6. Where did you get your nailhead trim? I want to add some to a plain headboard that I made and I feel like the only place I’ll be able to get the trim instead of the individual nails is online.

  7. Such bad form of me to not include the vendor information! Blame it on my earlier inexperienced blogging self. I got the nailheads online, unfortunately. If you’re not interested in shopping online, try calling the upholstery shops in your area to see if they have any yardage they could sell you. I agree that they’re hard to find in standard fabric stores. If you want to know where I purchased mine, let me know. I would tell you now except I have to do a little research in my old receipts (at home). ~M.

  8. Leslie Smith

     /  May 18, 2013

    So making this! Love that you laid it all out for me and I have referred to it during my shopping….I found doors at a Habitat for Humanity Re-Store for 5 bucks a piece, and the nailtrim I got at Joann’s craft store…luckily I had a coupon for 50% off so I bought I package and my daughter downloaded the app and bought the other one…so it was 21.99 for both..and upholstery fabric 30bucks for 4.5 yards…from Old Time Pottery..remnants cant be cut.. but its a great find @5.99 a yard. You have definitely sparked my inner DIY diva! 🙂

  9. Hi Leslie! So glad I inspired you; it’s truly a high compliment! I’m so excited for your project to come to life. Please send me photos of your finished headboard. Hope some of my other DIY projects will make their way into your home also. ~M.

  10. Leslie Smith

     /  May 20, 2013

    I finished I posted a pic on instagram…going to tag u so u can see…I love it my girlfriends are all hyped to make something! You made it easy to follow and find the items…it cost me about 125 total including having to buy a stapler and staples..and adhesive. Much better that 600-700 still!

  11. Wow Leslie! That’s so wonderful! I’m really happy to hear you think my directions were easy to follow. In my head, I think they are because I know how I did it, but it’s truly gratifying to hear that others really can use and (in your case) have used them to go forth with their own DIY. Can’t wait to see the photos! And yes, your final cost is still MUCH better than $600! Now you have tools you can use for future projects – call it an investment. =) ~M.

  12. LOVE IT!!! Have been wanting to try this for a while so thank you for your super easy to follow tutorial! bookmarked! xx

  13. Awesome! Let me know how yours turn out! ~M.

  14. Will do! xx

  15. Very nice! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but was intimidated. You made it look pretty easy, thanks!

  16. It wasn’t difficult at all! If you do use hollow core doors, do remember to keep the screws and the staples within an inch near the edges. That’s where the solid part of the door is. Let me know if you run into any problems once you gather all your materials and decide to tackle it. I’m happy to walk you through any kinks in the process. ~M.

  17. Thanks for the tips and offer to help in the future…i’ll let you know if I go for it 🙂

  18. Love this! My hubby and I currently have a wood/frame headboard…but I can’t wait to someday replace it with one like this. Thanks for these helpful tips!

  19. Thank you! I love my headboard! I hope my tutuorial will be easy to follow for you. ~M.

  20. Hi, I’ve just come across your blog and I’m loving it so far…and it was just a very happy coincidence that I’ve been wanting to make a DIY bedhead for a new mattress that we just purchased.

    Thanks and I look forward to checking out your other posts. 🙂

  21. I’m glad you enjoy the blog! Hope my tutorial is easy to follow for your own headboard. Let me know how it turns out! ~M.

  22. lynn

     /  October 10, 2014

    Thanks for making this look so simple! I want side rails upholstered in the same fabric…any ideas there?

  23. I think it depends on the rails. Do you have photos you could email me? You can find my contact info on the WHO page. ~M.

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