Introduction: Make a Headboard for Your Bed
Have you ever felt like your bedroom was missing something? Do you live in an apartment and can't paint the walls? Try a headboard!!
Step 1: Materials
This is my first instructable, so be kind and help me out if you see any glaring mistakes!!
You will only need a few materials for this project:
Staple gun / Staples (3/8" long)
I found a piece of 1/2 inch USB board at Home Depot in the "scrap area" (marked 75% off) and had them cut it to 5' x 2' for my queen size bed. Also in the scrap area I found the least warped piece of 1" x 3" pine board and had them cut me two 2.5" sections for the legs.
I got a piece of batting and fabric that was 54" wide and 6 feet long.
Fabric / batting- $23
Nails, screws, staples- use what you have lying around
Step 2: Add the Padding
Fold the batting length wise and place the wood over it. Try to center it as best you can.
Step 3: STAPLE!!
Staple the edges so that they don't have a 'bumpy' appearance when you're done.
Step 4: Drape and Center Fabric
I loosely draped fabric over the batting and centered it so that it would look nice when its done.
Once I was happy with the way it looked I tacked it into place with a few staples by lifting it up and stapling the back.
Step 5: Trimming and Stapling Some More
After I tacked it down, I cut away the excess and stapled down the sides and top
Step 6: Smooth Out the Wrinkles
Just smooth out the wrinkles, and add more staples until all the edges are no longer bumpy looking.
Step 7: Add the Legs
I put the screws into the legs Using some trial and error, I managed to get the screws to line up with the brackets on the bed frame.
I had to make the legs on a crazy angle so that they wouldn't be overlapping the sides and visible, due to the positioning of the brackets on the bed frame.
Step 8: Enjoy!!
Attach to your bed and enjoy!!
It took me about 2 hours to complete, but I was being really thorough.
Thanks for checking out my instrucable!