Guest Bedroom Headboard: Part 1

Sometimes, you think you’ve found a great deal, but then one thing leads to another and you have a whole project on your hands.  That’s what happened to my guest bedroom.  The other week, I was in good ole Target and came across some sheets that were on sale.  I was looking for some new sheets for the guest room anyway and was pleased with my find.  The color selection was limited, but I was excited that there was a set in Navy Blue, and the comforter with which the sheets would go has a little stripe of blue.  I thought I had scored the perfect sheets.  Go home.  Wash them.  Throw them on the bed.  End of story.  Not so.

Turns out that the little stripe of blue in my comforter was not as prevalent as I had imagined, and the sheets now stick out like a sore thumb.  Not to worry, though, Pinterest — every homemaker’s best friend — was there to save me.  Right?  I recently came across a post about making your own upholstered headboard.  My husband is on shore duty now, so he has a bit more time on his hands when he’s not working on his Master’s, so as luck would have it, he’s on board with the creation!

Here’s the plan:

  1. Purchase plywood and 1×3 boards cut to size for the headboard/frame
  2. Purchase fabric shower curtain and quilting batting for upholstering
  3. Construct the frame
  4. Attach fabric and batting with staple gun
  5. Attach legs to the headboard
  6. Attach finished headboard to bed frame

Here’s a “Before” picture of our guest bedroom.  I’d like to eventually replace the comforter (I’m not a big fan of how it’s a Full/Queen versus a straight Queen…).  Thankfully, it’s reversible, so the opposite side is a solid gold print and makes choosing coordinating fabric for the headboard much easier.  You can also see the pretty blue sheets peeking out from behind the shams, the little project instigators that they are!

Stay tuned for updates on our progress!

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