Ok, back to the DIY headboard. I'm sure you have seen a few different ways to do it, I don't know, maybe you haven't, but I am going to show you how to make one on a $20 budget! That's right, folks. You got Mrs. Cheaperson talking here and I didn't have much left to spend on this last project for the room.
Here are the few things that you will need:
- Quilting batting
- 2 pieces of 1x2x8 wood
- Staple gun
- 1 box of corner brackets
First step is to take the 4 pieces of wood and, using your brackets, make the rectangular shape of the headboard.
Once you have the corner brackets in place and the headboard is now formed, the next step is to lay out your quilting batting on the floor and lay the headboard frame on top of it. Cut the batting around the frame leaving about 1 to 1 1/2 inches on each side.
Then you'll take your staple gun and pull the batting taut and staple into the wood.
Once your done, it'll look like this:
Now I want to mention you can use as much padding as you want and make it nice and thick if you want. Like I said, this is just the guest room, more for the look :) Next step is to lay your fabric on the floor and then lay the headboard frame on top of it and repeat the same exact step as above. Make sure you pull the fabric nice and tight. Make sure you run the iron over the fabric before putting it into place. You don't want wrinkles on your new headboard, do you?! :)
Once you finish that step, this is what you got:
Here it is on the wall:
LOVE IT!! Especially with the colors of the wall....**Sigh** In love! Like I said earlier, all I have to do is put everything else into place and we will have the big reveal SOON!!
TOTAL COST OF HEADBOARD:
- Fabric = $10.74
- Batting = $7.00
- Wood = $2.08
Thanks again for reading Re-Stylin'!