Fast Fix: Bedrooms

Upholstered Headboard With Nail Head Trim

Create a dramatic focal point in your bedroom with a custom, upholstered headboard that extends to the ceiling.

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Patterned Headboard

Materials Needed:

  • 6 yards 54" wide fabric
  • 6 yards 90" wide batting
  • (4) 24" x 84" sheets 2" high density foam
  • 3 sheets 1/2" plywood
  • (4) 1x4 boards
  • (2) 2x4 boards
  • nail head trim (approximately 800 nails)
  • (50) 1-1/4" screws
  • screwdriver
  • staple gun and upholstery staples
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • iron
  • fabric scissors
  • fabric glue
  • temporary fabric pen
  • construction glue
  • tape measure
  • hammer
  • blanket

Determine Headboard Size and Cut Fabric

Measure from top edge of baseboard to ceiling to determine headboard height. Add 12 inches to this measurement to determine length to cut fabric panels. Cut two equal lengths from fabric.

Sew Fabric Together

Stack fabric panels with right sides together and pin side seams, making sure to align pattern if using a printed fabric. Sew down entire edge of fabric on both sides, creating a long sleeve.

Cut Side Panels and Iron

Measure and mark center of one length of fabric, then cut, creating two side panels. Iron seams open on backside of fabric.

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