We did it!
We also cheated - our headboard is 30x60 inches and is currently hanging on the wall behind the bed. I need a garage and some power tools, and as soon as I have those, our headboard will have legs. But right now? This totally works for us.
This project is seriously simple. A good staple gun is all you need. Ours was tedious because I took the time to sew striped fabric into a chevron pattern. I used this method, but made the strips about 10 inches wide. It was tricky matching them up perfectly which I blame on my inability to measure, but otherwise, it worked out well. I loved doing a big sewing project. So much I think I'm going to make a new duvet cover. The trick is finding something to match the black and white... I want another pattern.
If your curious, the price to make our own headboard broke down like this :
- 4 yards of this fabric : $32
- 30x60 inch plywood : $25 - we had to buy a much bigger piece at home depot and get it cut down. There are cheaper ways to do this, I'm sure.
- 2 inch foam : $40
- fasteners to hang on wall : $12
We already had a staple gun so I didn't include that cost. And instead of buying quilters batting to cover the foam and cushion the edges, I used a mattress cover we were going to give to goodwill. But still, a custom headboard for $109? I'll take it.
Full bedroom tour to come when I actually complete the bedroom. So maybe March? This headboard was a big step though! Happy to have it done.