I’m pretty excited about things going down in our master bedroom. I’m speaking mostly of the rated-G things… like lighting, wall treatments, and chunky crown molding.
We’re a little ways from an actual room reveal, but I’m ready to reveal the headboard. It cost exactly $30 to make.
NOTE: I think this headboard would also be great in a kids room! And I included it in a roundup of ideas for upholstered headboards for kids!
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There’s not much you could do to adapt this to a king size boho headboard, but you could easily cut a few inches off the outside to fit a full or twin headboard!
We snagged some 1/2” plywood from our local home improvement store. My plan was to use a string to draw out a perfect half circle and then cut with my jigsaw, but Nick saw an opportunity to make this project more complicated (and therefore more fun)… so there’s a jig:
So this long/narrow piece of wood… one end has the trim router affixed to it, and the other end is screwed in to our center of the plywood. This way we can slide it in a perfect circle while routing a groove.
We did several passes, lowering the bit on the router each time… until we were through!
This will be the FASTEST UPHOLSTERY JOB in the history of evah. Are ya ready?
Egg crate foam. It’s cheap.
I had enough to do two layers, so I folded it in half and laid the rounded plywood on top so I could cut the foam in the exact shape of the back board.
Using my upholstery staple gun, I stapled the first layer of foam about 2-3 inches from the edge… with the bumpy side of the foam down.
Then I stapled the second layer of foam right up to the edge of the wood.
I laid out my round tapestry, pretty side down… and the carefully lowered my round board onto it, being intentional about having 3-4” of the tapestry showing so I could fold it over and staple.
I gently pulled before each staple went in. But don’t pull too hard or you’ll mess up the center! I stapled about every 4”, and then came back around and put another staple between the others. So it ended up having staples every 2 inches or so. This process went SO FAST! I had this thing upholstered start-to-finish in about a half hour!
So our bedroom went from looking like this…
In just a couple hours!
Of course my new duvet cover helps (those giant pom poms kill me!), but I think the headboard makes the biggest impact. I’m so in love.
We used interlocking flushmounts to pop this thing up onto the wall. So simple and sturdy!
I can’t wait to show you the ‘treatment’ we’re doing to that wall, and a tutorial on the chunky crown molding! This room is slowly coming together and has me all giddy and feeling boho chic!
UPDATE! We added pattern to the wall behind the headboard with geometric shapes cut from plywood!!! Click here for the tutorial and more pics! And be sure to follow along on this room transformation here.
If boho chic isn’t your jam, but you desperately need an upholstered headboard… check out my other easy upholstered headboard tutorial!
Or if you’re more confident in your upholstery skillz, and need a diamond tufted storage ottoman, then this tutorial might be for you!