I had a vision in my mind about what type of headboard I wanted for little punk’s room… and I wasn’t stopping until I had it! This headboard was quite the project, but I would definitely do it again…the reward is worth it!
I scoured Pinterest, and the internet in general, for a DIY and found this one to be the most in-depth and useful. Her details were awesome! My design was much different so I had to improvise, but the general knowledge from her tutorial was priceless.
Here’s how I made mine:
I drew my template onto craft paper. You’ll see here I only drew one side…
Then folded it over and cut it out on the line, so it stayed straight and symmetrical
Cut out the template and traced it onto plywood, then let hubs cut it out with some sort of saw.
Next, I purchased 2” upholstery foam from Joann’s (use a coupon…that stuff is expensive!) and cut it to the shape of my plywood and spray glued it in place.
Sorry, my lines are dull in this picture and I changed to highlighter to mark them after a while, but basically, I drew lines every 8” horizontally and vertically. This was probably the most time consuming part for me. Once you have all your lines (straight!) then you make a mark right in the middle of the boxes that were created when you made the lines. This mark will be the diamond part of the tuft
After drilling each hole at the intersection and diagonal mark with a drill bit, you have to use some sort of device (we used the end of a sprinkler head where the threads are for sharpness) to make the 1” cut outs for the buttons to sink into
Speaking of buttons, I covered 54 of these suckers… the thumb hurt that night!
Here is my first button going in!! I was scared… I procrastinated for days before doing this step, but after we got it in, it was smooth sailing…
I convinced hubs this would be a perfect activity for us one night when we were kid-free and football was on the tube. You definitely need help with this step. To tuft the whole thing took the both of us about 2.5 hours to complete
Staple the back and leave a date so when you pull it off the wall years from now you can say “Wow…it was that long ago when we did that!”
There it is ready to go… we used this to hang it. I bought it and hubs was skeptical, but he was amazed at how sturdy and easy it was to hang
What do you think?
You gonna make one?
I priced these online and they range from $500-$1200. I tallied our bill at about $100 plus some elbow grease…