Canvas Headboard With Nail-Head Trim

Transform a painter's canvas and carpet tacks into a contemporary yet rustic upholstered headboard.

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Attach Canvas

After the adhesive is dry, stand the headboard on its side and staple the canvas to the back of the headboard, starting with the top and bottom. Begin by stapling at center point and working out to the sides, pulling the canvas tautly around frame.

Staple Corners

Once the top and bottom are stapled in place, start in one corner, pull the canvas from the side taut and fold over to create a clean seam. Staple into place, and continue stapling down the side until you reach the next corner. Pull the canvas taut and fold over to create a clean seam on this corner and staple into place. Repeat on the other side.

Prepare a String Guide

Measure four inches in on either side of each corner of the headboard. Mark with a fine-tipped marker, and gently tap a nail-in carpet tack over the mark. Do not hammer all the way into the plywood. Loop the string or twine around each carpet tack, creating a straight line guideline for the tacks.

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