Create a dramatic focal point in your bedroom with a custom, upholstered headboard that extends to the ceiling.Janell Beals, Isabella & Max Rooms
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.
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.
Measure and mark center of one length of fabric, then cut, creating two side panels. Iron seams open on backside of fabric.
Using headboard dimensions, cut plywood and 1x4 boards to size. Position plywood to create headboard size then attach four 1x4 boards along plywood edges with screws to create outer frame.
Trim four sheets of foam to fit snugly within headboard frame.
Spread two layers of batting over foam and frame leaving at least two inches excess on all sides.
Center fabric panel over batting and frame with at least four inches excess extending beyond all sides. Adjust fabric placement to ensure pattern is equal on left and right sides of frame.
Tuck fabric and batting firmly under headboard frame along all sides to hold in place. Secure fabric to headboard by hammering nail head trim through fabric into frame every six inches. As you hammer, make sure to keep fabric taut. To create a placement guide for the nail heads, draw a straight line with fabric marker. Continue adding nail heads until border around entire frame is created.
Pull excess fabric out from under frame. Apply fabric glue along top and side edges of wood frame. Press fabric firmly onto glue and tuck under frame. Allow to dry for at least one hour.
Fold under excess fabric at each corner to create a clean corner. Hammer nail head trim along top of fold to secure.
Staple fabric to top and bottom edges of headboard. Note: Do not staple side edges which will be visible after installation.
Flip frame over then trim off excess fabric and batting from edges and corners. Fold fabric over back of frame and securely staple.
Apply heavy-duty construction adhesive to back of headboard frame. Position headboard against wall and press in place. Firmly brace headboard against wall using two 2x4 boards and a sheet of plywood. Let glue set 48 hours before replacing bed.