How do I deconstruct this vintage sofa to turn into a queen headboard?

Don Davis
by Don Davis
This vintage sofa would look so inviting as a queen headboard. I’m thinking ‘hollowing“ it out and adding a mattress support and I’d love to use the front as a decorative piece to the bed to tie it in. I’d also want to repurpose the cushions as pillows and bolsters.
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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 26, 2018

    This lady did something similar and it turned out beautifully. Maybe it will give you some ideas - http://chezlin.com/for-the-home/tufted-headboard-from-an-ugly-couch/. Your couch isn't ugly though it's beautiful

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    • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 27, 2018

      I think it's an absolutely stunning idea Don. I'd love to see how yours turns out and hopefully you'll share a tutorial on hometalk too so others can see how you did it

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jun 26, 2018

    The curved back looks like it would make a cozy headboard, but I am wondering how the inside width, what is presently the seating area, will accommodate a queen-sized mattress..... Is it too narrow or too wide?

    Before you start sawing the couch apart, measure twice to be sure that it can fit a queen mattress. Cutting into a mattress will damage its integrity, and bedding for a non-standard sized mattress/bed will be difficult find. The bottom fitted sheets will most likely have to be custom made.

  • Don Davis Don Davis on Aug 06, 2018

    Here’s my progress so far...