Very excited to share with you our Headboard Hack redo. I made this headboard about a year ago and was not completely satisfied with its turnout. I liked its simple style, but using painters canvas fabric turned out purple in certain lighting and I needed to finish the nail head trim.
We have lived in our new home for a year and we never hung our headboard up. Due to the reality that if we hung it, I thought I would not complete the project. Well a year and a baby later I finally got to it! This is not a project I wanted to spend a lot of money on, so I searched shower curtains and window curtains for a new pattern and texture to recover the wood. I was looking for a beige and grey combination and slightly dark to add warmth and security to the bed frame.
1. CUT A BOARD THE WIDTH AND HEIGHT YOU DESIRE.
We used MDF wood. Click here for the previous post on our headboard.
2. FIND FABRIC AND SIZE IT TO THE SHAPE OF YOUR BOARD.
Over the years I have collected lots of curtains from moving a lot. I reuse them as table clothes and had realized I had a color I could use for my headboard! The size fit perfectly for the width of our king size bed.
3. STAPLE OR NAIL YOUR FABRIC TO THE BOARD.
A headboard can be created this way by either stapling it together like I did previously, or drilling small nails into your board. Truth be that I got made at my staple gun that evening and broke it trying to get more staples in it. I have no idea how! So I was determined to get this done and had my hubby use the drill. The nails went perfectly into our MDF Board, but be sure to make sure they are small about 1/2″ or less long. Tightly pull your fabric on all ends before each nail is placed to avoid any wrinkling in the fabric.
4. ADD NAILHEAD TRIM & BRACKETS TO BOARD AND WALL.
After the fabric was in place, we went around the edges and added our nailhead trim about 1 inch away from the edge. Instead of doing each nail one at a time, using the trim helps to achieve a straighter line and is much quicker. This stuff is awesome! Just line and nail every few and wallah! A beautiful detail for chairs, sofas and headboards! Then we used these brackets to fasted the board to the wall.
Having a headboard creates a sense of warmth and security to a bedroom. An essential addition to a good nights sleep. Wonder why it too me so long? And last, adding pretty details to a room completes the look.