DIY Upholstered Headboard
You also need scissors. And a schtapler. And duct tape. Wait a minute. Nope, no duct tape for this one. Oh! And an iron! I'll shut up now.
I'm totally crushing on the shorts/underwear combo on the floor. I know you are too. But hey, that's how the room used to look.
Allow me to illustrate:
You saw above how the room looked before. Here's how it begins.
Step One: Purchase curtain panels from Tuesday Morning. Hey! Maybe I don't suck at tutorials after all!
Break out your crappy pink iron and eradicate the wrinkles. Don't try this on your stretch marks. It hurts like youknowwhat.
And cut off the grommets.
Then wrap your curtain around the whole dang mess and schtaple it down.
Be sure and measure your materials so very closely that by the time you get to the curtain part, you can barely get the fabric up and around in order to schtaple it down. That really helps. And doesn't cause schwearing or schweating at all.
But Phil...well, HE built the frame! Remember the Pot Farm? Of course you do. It's the coolest thing we've ever done on the blog. We followed a very similar process.
Our neighbor gave us a giant pile of rough-sawn cedar. Free. I highly recommend acquiring your supplies this way. You'll most likely have to find your own benefactor though.
Better yet, have someone else do the surreptitious absconding. Less risk for you.
Whew. Thank goodness the hard part of the tutorial is over. Flip your project over and leave it on the floor!
Gesselle Quinzel on Sep 18, 2021
As I admire the work you've done in the "After" shot, I have started to grow worried that the headboard was a diversion in the inconspicuous disappearance of the little fluff- ball with eyes, considering your recommendation to acquire free supplies... Is he the padding in the headboard?! Lol, joking aside, best diy headboard I've seen, AND seems like something I wouldn't mess up and cry over. Good job!