This is an old project but a super budget friendly hack! I had an old metal bed and really wanted an upholstered look. However, I didn't want to spend $$$ on a new bed! So, I created this hack to add a temporary upholstered look. Here's how to do it!
How to (temporarily) Upholster a Metal Headboard
This is the before of my headboard
Lay the peg board down on the foam.
Cut the foam to the size of your board plus a 1 inch border around the edge.
Lay it on top of your fabric, bad side up. Pull it TIGHT over the edge and staple. We do a center staple & one on each side, then fill in.
Continue to staple around the whole rectangle, pulling tight.
Trim excess fabric
Thread zip ties through the holes in the pegboard, down into one hole and out the next hole.
Use zip ties to attach to the headboard. Pull tight and trim excess of plastic zip tie.
This is how my headboard looked after! And, when I got sick of it, I simply cut the zip ties and it went back to normal! Super easy!
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Johanne Palange on Jun 26, 2021
Upholstering with peg board? Now that's a new-to-me idea, which is simply brilliant. I would have liked to see a closeup photo of the finished piece. I imagine one could easily use thicker padding and do some tufting. Great project. Does not look like an out of place add-on, but looks like it belongs with the metal siding. I love it.