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
Decided to change the look for the summer.
I held the foam pad behind the headboard and traced the shape of it...and extra set of hands were needed.
Cut out form of the headboard.
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.
Mark a grid on the foam for placement of buttons and puncture each one.
Used a button kit to make buttons for tufting.
Hand sewed a thin fabric on the back as a dustcover.
slipped it on to the headboard.
Add bedding and enjoy.
Here is a guide on how to make the tufted without an actual board behind it.
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