DIY Headboard for Under $30

For the price tag, this is one of my favorite projects. It took about an hour and it was so cheap. The results are just amazing and I love the fact that I can change the look of the headboard later down the line. If I want to go with a different color then I can reupholster using a different fabric. If I want to add some bling, then I could always use nail heads or button tufts. The possibilities are endless. More details with the cost breakdown can be found on our blog. Here's how we did it:
Our $30 DIY Headboard.
Before: without headboard
We placed the foam side up facing each other so that we didn't have any indentions in the fabric.
We stapled the foam around the plywood first and then repeated with the fabric.
We saved money by not having to use any hardware to attach the headboard to the wall. It sits firmly on the ground between the wall and the bed frame.
Closeup of the fabric.
Completed headboard.
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 7 questions
  • Bob
    on Aug 2, 2018

    Where do you get the fabric?

  • Katrina
    on Nov 9, 2018

    What size piece of plywood did you use ?

    i have a California King . Thanks K

  • Maria
    on Feb 15, 2019

    How did you measure the footing for the headboard

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  • Sherry Rogers
    Sherry Rogers
    on Jun 12, 2018

    Yes, im going to. I have an extra foam already.

  • Heje
    on Sep 6, 2018

    Good inspiration for a "headless" bed. It sounds like an easy project for me to complete.

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