Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Upholstering An Old Headboard ~ How To

As promised... here is the upholstered headboard "how to" I mentioned in my last post.

Here's the easy way to have an upholstered headboard without shelling out too much cash.  Check out Craigslist and/or thrift stores for an inexpensive wood headboard.  Craigslist usually has bunches of them.  Type in "headboard" in the search box on Craigslist and see what pops up.


I used a regular density foam.  Got it a Jo-Ann's


Cover the body of the headboard with the foam squares and trim to size and shape with scissors.


Use a staple gun to secure the foam and fabric under the trim portion of your headboard.  The staples will be covered by your cording.  Use a utility knife to cut off any excess fabric on the outside of the staples.


Use a hot glue gun to attach the cording over top the staples.  You can use as many rows of cording as you'd like.  I went around this headboard with three rows of cord, but three rows isn't necessary.


Looks like this when you're done.


And... in the room. 
(I kept this headboard low because it's in front of a window, but it can be raised up so that you can see all of the fabric.)


Soft and purty!


On a difficulty level from 1 to 10, 1 being super easy and 10 being super hard.  I give this project a 2!

Smiles!
~Renew Redo~

10 comments:

  1. By what standards is it easy sammy? Standards of an amazing person who does this all the time? :) :-p I'll admit I'm always a bit intimidated by the thought but I do want to give it a go. I've been looking for only a headboard FOREVER but somehow at my thrift stores there's only fulls and twins that I like all the time!!!!!!

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    1. lol... you remember that 8 foot headboard with nailhead trim and tufts? That was hard... like a 16 on my difficulty scale! lol This headboard... compared to that one... is like a walk in the park, on a sunny day, with a slight breeze, while sipping a Starbucks. ; )

      Smiles!
      Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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  2. Oh and were you able to attach the headboard to the bed frame?

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    1. Yes you can. If the holes don't line up, use a drill (electric screwdriver with a drill bit) to make new holes in the headboard legs.

      Smiles!
      Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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  3. awesome! love it - as I do everything you do :o)

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  4. I like that , I have been thinking about doing that to my king headboard, to match my curtains and spread

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  5. What a transformation. You made it look so easy. I am your newest follower!

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