We moved into our new home back in spring of 2010. Moving from a much smaller townhouse into a large-ish single family home definitely brought some furniture challenges. Determined to still have the great guest room I imagined in my mind without breaking my budget, I set out to make my own headboard. Today, I'm excited to share the project with you! So, let's get started!
My supply list:
62" x 24" Sheet of plywood (we used chip board and had the HD people cut it)
2 x 4 cut into two 3' pieces
Batting or foam (I did double layer batting)
Fabric of choice
Staple gun + Staples
Wood Screws (2")
Extras (nail heads, cording, etc.)
Ready to Build?
I have been doing most of my projects in our (unfinished) basement and this one was no different. Down in the lair, I put down a blanket and sheet on the floor to keep my fabric clean. Then, I layered the fabric, batting and wood as I would be attaching it.
Upstairs we went where the headboard was connected to our existing metal bed frame. Voila! New bed for the guests!
1) Pay a little extra and go for the foam. Then, cut it to the exact measurements of your board so there is no wrap around issue like I had with my batting.
2) If you go cheap like me and go for batting, don't wrap both layers around. The layers are great for the front but totally unnecessary for the backside. Headboards don't need junk in their trunk.
3) Use 1/2" staples. You'll thank me.
4) Nail head trim kits are you friend!
5) Have extra screws on hand. We had at least 3 break during our leg attachment.
Plywood (cut for free): $7.17
2x4x8 (cut for free): $2.47
Wood Screws: $2.30
Batting: $15.67 (1/2 off with coupon)
Fabric: $2.66 ($19.98 - $17.32 merchandise credit)
Nail head trim: $10.04 (1/2 off with coupon)
Total cost: $40.31
We are gearing up for a basement renovation (i.e. unfinished to finished!) which is sure to be filled with lots of DIY projects so I hope you will come visit!
Love it Shannah! It turned out great and I love the price tag!!
Make sure and check out Shannah's lovely blog, Just Us Four!