How To Make a DIY Tufted Headboard for Under $150


I fell in love with a gorgeous Tall Headboard from Pottery Barn priced at $899. I loved the headboard...didn't love the price! A DIY was definitely in order...Using simple supplies and a little bit of work, I created a beautiful PB knockoff Headboard for under $150. The complete tutorial can be found at houseontheway.com.
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My DIY Tufted Headboard is a great PB knockoff at about 1/6 of the price!
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The base of my headboard is a sheet of plywood, cut to the width of my mattress. Using some calculations, I marked where the buttons would be on the headboard.
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After attaching the 2" foam, I used my drilled holes to mark the button holes. I cut away a small amount of foam to allow the buttons to be pulled tight, creating the tufts.
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Over the foam, I wrapped batting and stapled it to the back of the plywood.
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I created fabric covered buttons and used them to create the tufts.
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Once all the tufts were made, the fabric was pulled over the plywood and stapled.
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DIY Tufted Fabric Covered Headboard made for under $150.00.
House on the Way - Leslie

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  • Cat
    on Oct 14, 2016

    Did you attach the headboard to the bed or wall?

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  • Kelly Kinney
    on May 18, 2014

    How did you hang this on your wall? I have a headboard I made using a 6 foot by 3 foot frame which use to have a mirror in it. The mirror had broke so Hobby Lobby sold it to me for $20. Only problem is it is so heavy. Just wondering what you used to hang yours. Thanks! By the way, your headboard turned out BEAUTIFUL!

    • Thank you @Kelly Kinney. I used french cleats to hang it. I got them at Lowe's. They have two sizes. The large cleats hold up to 200lbs. I share the exact ones I used in my post over on the blog.

  • Key12686624
    on Oct 14, 2016

    Great idea, will try ,

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