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 thoughts on “headboard, finally!

  1. Vivian says:

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

  2. 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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  7. Wendy says:

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

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

  9. amy says:

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

  10. Cindy says:

    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 says:

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

  12. Mary says:

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

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

  14. Tiffany says:

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

  17. Maxabella says:

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

  18. totally beautiful! great job!


  19. Kari says:

    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. beautifully coordinated and made!

  21. Jess says:

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

  22. Cindi says:

    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. I’m so impressed! It looks great.

  24. Sarah says:

    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 says:

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

  26. CC says:

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

  28. Tami B says:

    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!

  29. Delia says:

    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. 🙂

  30. 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.

  31. sewkatiedid says:

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

  32. Ooty says:

    It looks great!!!!

  33. jayayceeblog says:

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

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