DIY vintage headboard

For the bedroom, there aren’t many pieces of furniture that you need. The most important one is the bed. Usually, it’s completed by a headboard. The headboard is not something you particularly want in small bedrooms but usually it’s very functional. It allows you to sit comfortable while watching a movie or reading a book and it also helps create an inviting and cozy décor. You can create the headboard by yourself and it’s not even that difficult.

First of all, let’s make a list of materials that you’ll be needing for this DIY project. You should have rolled, medium-weight batting, grain sacks, coffee bags or fabric, an industrial-strength staple gun, 5/16 inch staples, a pencil, fabric shears, a utility knife and an iron. First you’ll need to create your own cardboard pattern. You can decide on the shape and design, then use a pencil to trace its outlines onto insulating sheathing. Next, cut it with the knife.

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The next step is to use the staple gun to staple the batting overlay onto the insulation board. You can then cut away the excess material. Now it’s time to take a fabric and use it to cover the sheathing and batting. Start either with the left or right portion and staple the fabric to the back of the insulation sheathing.

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When you’re done with the back, staple the fabric to the top portion of the insulation sheathing as well. Repeat the procedure for the bottom portion and cut away the excess fabric. When you’re done, lay the headboard flat and iron or stem out the wrinkles. Now you have your own headboard. You can further personalize it with decoupages or accessories.{found on myhomeideas}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on May 2, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.