Monday, January 7, 2013

DIY Upholstered Headboard

There are many great versions of DIY Headboards around the web on various blogs, and I definitely drew my inspiration from great tutorials like Censational Girl's to create my newest headboard. 

I used some Dwell Studio fabric - Vintage Blossom in Citrine and nailheads from eBay for my creation. I was lucky and found the fabric at a local discount home store for $3.25 a yard! 

 I followed the simple steps of cutting the pattern using a stencil I drew on craft paper, stapling the batting down, followed by the fabric. I then used a rubber mallet to hammer in the nailheads. Here is the finished product! 

A close up of the nailheads

I am in love with it and all of the color and pattern it brings to my otherwise neutral bedroom.

A bonus picture of one of my kittens "helping" :) 

Have you made a DIY headboard? I'd love to see!  

I've linked up here! 


  1. Your headboard turned out beautifully! I love the nail head detail. That must have taken forever! I'm so happy that you visited and linked up at One Creative Weekend at The next party starts tonight at 8:00 PM MST. I hope you'll be back.

  2. Hi Heidi,

    Thank you for visiting! It actually only took a couple of hours - totally worth it for me for the finished product!

  3. Hi,
    I've been looking at this fabric myself for a headboard slipcover, but the width of this fabric is only 54"--about 10" narrower than my queen size bed. I don't see any seams in your fabric here. How did you get such a wide piece of fabric?

    1. Hi Ashley! I had the same problem when making this headboard and definitely didn't want any seams. So instead, I flipped the fabric on its side, using about 2 yards. This makes the birds in the pattern sideways, which at first drove me nuts but I don't even notice it now. Let me know if you decide to go with this fabric, I'd love to see it!