I love my traditional wooden headboard and wanted to keep it. I also wanted to lighten my bedroom. I decided to make a slip cover for the headboard so that I could go back to my wood look when ever I'd like to. So I got busy using two full sized foam mattress pads, 3 yards of fabric, a button making kit, upholsters needle and a little math...I was able to pull it off (literally, get it? slip cover? pull it off? ha ha) Anyway...it turn out really nicely.
Time: 8 HoursCost: $60Difficulty: Advanced
I held the foam pad behind the headboard and traced the shape of it...and extra set of hands were needed.
Cut strips of foam for a build up around the edges of the form. Mine was three inches, it will depend on the size of your headboard.
Here is a guide on how to make the tufted without an actual board behind it.
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