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headboard, finally!

I think I’ve waited for at least 7 years to finally get a headboard for my bed.  The best part is that I made it myself, and I’m so happy with it. 

Upholstered in my favorite home dec print, Heath, which just happens to go along with my wall color nicely.

I followed the basic directions from this post originally found over at Remodelaholic.  The only changes I made were making it a simple rectangle and using 1″ foam (because, dang, 2″ foam is pricey).  I think the 1″ works for our needs anyway and at half the price, we’re good to go.
The plywood is actually some leftover scrap from another project, so I think the total cost of the headboard including fabric (and protecting it with scotch guard) was about $50, not too shabby.

Now I’d better get back to work on the new pillows I’m making for our bed….


34 Responses to headboard, finally!

  1. Vivian 11.10.2010 at 6:57 pm #

    I really want to make a headboard for my bed. I like how it looks!

  2. Sarah @ Modern Country Style 11.10.2010 at 6:58 pm #

    That looks great! What gorgeous material that is…and you’ve finsihed the corners off really well.

    Well done, you must be really pleased with yourself.


  3. alayne 11.10.2010 at 7:03 pm #

    Great job!!! It turned out so nice. I’ve been working on pillows for Pillow Week. Just finished 2 today! I love them. Such a great feeling when you are done with a project you’ve been wanting to do for so sooooo long.

  4. banclothing 11.10.2010 at 7:11 pm #

    So nice, I love the earthy feel of the fabric. It is also very versitile no matter what design changes you make with colour.

  5. Sew Much Ado 11.10.2010 at 7:17 pm #

    That is gorgeous! It turned out fabulous. Hehe, more pillows? I’m sure they’ll be as cute as all your other ones!

  6. Chris 11.10.2010 at 7:37 pm #

    Great job~ and you can’t argue with such a great price tag. The simple style suits the room well.

  7. Wendy 11.10.2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Can’t beat the price! And it looks terrific…

  8. houseonhilltop 11.10.2010 at 7:53 pm #

    I love it. I love your colors. They’re so calm and cool.

  9. amy 11.10.2010 at 8:04 pm #

    I have been talking about making one for years! Love the fabric!!!

  10. Cindy 11.10.2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Wow Anna, very nice job and it looks great in your bedroom! I need to show this to my daughter, she has been wanting a headboard for some time now.:)

  11. Melanie 11.10.2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Lovely! 2″ is soo much money, so we just used an egg crate folded in half. We cheat. And it works!

  12. Mary 11.10.2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Nice work! I love all the grey with the pops of bright color. So nice!

  13. Molly @ The Creative Maven 11.10.2010 at 8:43 pm #

    That looks so good!! We’ve got the mattress on the metal frame thing going on too – we desperately need a headboard :)

  14. Tiffany 11.10.2010 at 9:33 pm #

    i really luv the way it turned out. FANTABULOUS fabric choice, made the whole project for me. great job and at under $50. u get a gold star!

  15. Admitted Fabricaholic 11.10.2010 at 9:38 pm #

    Love it! Love it so much that in fact I have one exactly like it! Lol

    If you are interested, I added some decorative trim nail heads on mine – also low cost, and makes it look like a million bucks! You can find some here to know what I am talking about (just a random google search reply):

  16. Emily Elizabeth 11.10.2010 at 10:01 pm #

    Loving this! And awesome fabric choice – soft and subdued. I have problems going over the top with fabric.

  17. Maxabella 11.10.2010 at 10:13 pm #

    I really need a headboard too and have thought about wrapping one. You’ve given me a bit of a nudge!! x

  18. sisters4saymoreismore 11.10.2010 at 11:17 pm #

    totally beautiful! great job!


  19. Kari 11.10.2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Love. It. Fabulous, Anna! I did one of these for my sister awhile back and loved the project. I keep meaning to do one for our master bedroom…on the list.

  20. Naturally Carol 11.10.2010 at 11:44 pm #

    beautifully coordinated and made!

  21. Jess 11.11.2010 at 1:53 am #

    LOVE it! and love the pictures lined up neatly above. Very nice 😀

  22. Cindi 11.11.2010 at 2:09 am #

    Oh Stunning! Love the pictures over the headboard! Made one some while back and still loving mine but alway thought something is a miss! Thank to you I now know “some art work”! Enjoy making your pillows! Please show us as soon as your done!

  23. Kitten's Lost Her Mittens 11.11.2010 at 2:16 am #

    I’m so impressed! It looks great.

  24. Sarah 11.11.2010 at 2:44 am #

    Oh of course you will need to make new pillows!! Love your new headboard, I think I’ll be making one of those at some point. Glad to hear they are easy to make.

  25. Bernice 11.11.2010 at 6:16 am #

    Such a lovely bedhead. There’s something so calming and comfortable about the appearance and texture of that fabric.

  26. CC 11.11.2010 at 8:54 am #

    It looks great, the corners are so nice and neat. My son needs a headboard and keeps asking me for one since his sister has one. I think I’ll move that up my to do list!

  27. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 11.12.2010 at 1:12 am #

    This is gorgeous, Anna. I love the fabric. Great color choice. Love that red lampshade, too.

  28. Becka 11.12.2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Looks great!

  29. Tami B 11.12.2010 at 2:34 pm #

    I love it!!! I’ve been mulling around the idea to make a headboard for about two years now. You’ve given me the inspiration to go do it. I think it looks just fine with the 1″ foam. I’m hoping I have a coupon for it!

  30. Delia 11.12.2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Not too shabby at all. Very nice job. I think the 1 inch foam looks great. Thank you for always leaving me such nice comments. :)

  31. I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar 11.12.2010 at 8:03 pm #

    The headboard looks GREAT! I love it and it’s nice to have it be a neutral color so it will always work with whatever you do in the future.

  32. sewkatiedid 11.13.2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Looks awesome. Heath has been a favorite of mine for ages. So happy they keep producing it.

  33. Ooty 11.13.2010 at 3:04 pm #

    It looks great!!!!

  34. jayayceeblog 11.15.2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Turned out just perfect, looks great and the price is right!

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