For a while now, I’ve been wanting a headboard for our bed. I’ve seen several DIY websites where you can make your own fabric headboard. I decided to give it a try (with the help Matt).

First, I purchased batting and fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics. The fabric was a bit pricier than I was expecting at about $25/yard (I purchased 2.5 yards). Second, we purchased medium density fiberboard from Home Depot for around $22 and French cleats to hang the headboard on the wall.

First we cut the board to 5′ x 2.5′

Then we stapled the batting to the board using a stapler. Make sure you pull it really tight so there are no ripples anywhere along the front.

Next, we stapled the fabric. It’s a bit tricky to make sure the fabric is even and level.

When we were finished, we brought it upstairs and propped it up against the wall. We will be hanging it using the French cleats. Overall, I’m very happy with the finished results! It’s a bit hard to tell, but the fabric is grey/silver with yellow squares. I was nervous to get too bright of a fabric since our bedding is so bold.

Don’t mind that dog in the picture =)

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