A few weeks ago, Frank's parents came in town to celebrate Frank's dad's birthday. The boys treated themselves to a round of golf Saturday morning, and his mom and I treated ourselves to a DIY project! The guys got us started, and we finished the rest. It was ridiculously easy... we were laughing all the way through. I promise, if you've been wanting to attempt a headboard.... it is a very easy, rewarding project! We were disappointed to not have the nailheads that day. But, they came in this week and I just added them while Frank worked on the crown molding in the bathroom.
SO, I wont keep you waiting any longer... here it is! (UPDATED with a template picture & nailhead info)
You know you would have sworn it was a PB headboard!
Frank's dad created a design and template.
He drew the curve template on cardboard, traced it on the wood, then flipped it to trace the other half of the curve.
They used two pieces of plywood.
Ready for us to take over!
We traced the headboard on foam, then cut it, and applied it with spray adhesive.
As for fabric... we used a drop cloth from Home Depot.
It has the perfect "linen-look" ... and compliments the new wall color!
I can be reeeeally picky with fabric and I adore this!
The 9x12 size was great, we actually have enough left over to do another headboard,
or maybe some other fabulous drop cloth project.
We laid out the drop cloth and two layers of batting.
Then place the headboard on top face down... and stapled using the staple gun!
We wrapped the corners like a package
Ready for nailheads!
We looked everywhere for large nail heads. Finally, an upholsterer recommended Masco Fabrics.
They had tons of great choices!
I placed the nailheads 2" apart. I like the look a lot, but next time may go for 1.5" or even 1" apart.
Most of them went in easily with the rubber mallet.
A few were ornery and I had to take them out and start over.
All in all, it was MUCH easier than I was expecting!
The drop cloth worked perfectly and was SO inexpensive!
I love it! What do you think?
A HUGE thank you to my fabulous in-laws for making this project possible!
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