Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bedroom Makeover Part 2-DIY Headboard

If you have been following along, (, 
I made over my daughter's bedroom and promised a few tutorials.  Here is one easy headboard project anyone can do!  I choose to do it in a white waffle weave cotton against a striped wall.  Depending on how many panels you choose to make, (I chose to do 15-as my daughter wished), but you can do the full 25 to the ceiling!  It can be time consuming, but the end result is pretty amazing and so worth it! 

Step by step instructions:

Step 1. Start by cutting out your fabric squares 16" x 16" and foam pieces 12"x 12".  I found using a utility knife did the trick quite well for cutting my foam, as long as you have a new sharp blade.  Half way through, I switched to a new blade.  

Step 2. Put the foam square on top of your 12" x 12" wood panel.   

Step 3. Then take your fabric square, and center it over your foam and wood.  

Step 4. Top view-all lined up

Step 5. Then flip over the whole thing and make sure you have an even amount of fabric on all sides.  

Step 6. Ready to attach the fabric with the staple gun. 

Step 7. I start with one staple at the top center and then again on the bottom center.  

Step 8. Repeat with each side in the center. 

Step 9. Cut each corner in a V shape to cut off access fabric.  This will help eliminate bulk on your panels.  

Step 10. Then fold over the corners like a nurses fold and staple in place.  See-no bulk!

Flip over your finished panel and now just 14 more to go!

Half way done!

Sneak Peek:)  


The whole inspiration came from the HGTV Green Home 2012 Master bedroom.  You can see why!  We added a spin on it to my daughter's liking and it turned out fabulous!  From this point on, more cushions were added, more layering on the bed, new nightstands, lamps and accessories were added.  So stayed tuned for more!  

For a list of supplies needed for this project & instructions on to how to assemble & hang the headboard panels on the wall go here:

HGTV Green Home 2012 Headboard Project

Stay tuned for Part 3-Bedskirt tutorial to follow!
Thanks for popping by!


Carol@TheDesignPages said...

How beautiful!! I love waffle fabric and this makes the headboard look super lux!

Shelley Jacobsen said...

Thanks Carol! I may take over her room, lol!

Sheila Zeller said...

It turned out beautifully, Shelley! I love that your daughter guided the look :-) I am really enjoying your posts - thank you for the inspiration and tutorial!

Shelley Jacobsen said...

I wanted it feel like HER room, not just something I came up with...thanks so much Sheila!

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