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DIY Tufted Headboard with Frame

September 4, 2013

I wanted a headboard but I didn't want to pay over $200 for it...
I have been struggling with the idea of paying more that $80 bucks for a decent headboard for years. I love GLAM but I love DIY and saving money more. That's when I got the idea to search the web for ideas and this is what I came up with. Not too bad for a girl that had no clue about tufting and upholstery.

The video explains it all and the detailed list of the products I used is listed below.



The video explains it all but here's the detailed list of the products I used:

Supplies List 
*EDITED TO INCLUDE LINKS & WHERE IT WAS PURCHASED*
Peg Board - Home Depot
Foam- Hobby Lobby
Batting - Hobby Lobby
Spray Adhesive - Home Depot
Staple Gun - Home Depot
Fabric - Hobby Lobby
Button Covers - Joann Fabrics
Upholstery Needles - Hobby Lobby
 Upholstery Thread - Joann Fabrics
Scissors - Walmart
Box Cutter - Walmart
*It has been suggested that an electric knife is a better option.
French Cleat (to hang headboard) - Home Depot


Optional Items
Large Picture Frame - Hobby Lobby
*I found it in their clearance section for about $25. I believe it was custom made and the original price was $99.
**The frame fits over my full sized bed and measures about 26" x 63"
Rit Fabric Dye - Hobby Lobby
Spray Paint - Home Depot
Mending Plate (to fasten headboard to frame) - Home Depot

*I was not sponsored to use any product mentioned and pricing is not listed because it can vary from state to state. Also you are not obligated to use the exact same equipment I did. This is just to give you an idea and a reference if necessary.

Pretty easy, right? Until we DIY again,


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14 comments

  1. what is "batting"???

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    1. Batting is like a sheet of cotton that is used as padding in quilts, comforters, ottomans, couches headboards, etc :-)

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  2. what kind of fabric did you use? :)

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  3. what did you use to hang it? Im having a hard time hanging mine with command strips :?

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    1. I had to use a french cleat like this --> http://thd.co/1hJSEw2

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  4. Love your headboard! Where did you get the large frame from?

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  5. Question, you used Foam AND batting? because Im looking at foam prices and they are sky high. Almost deterring me....What thickness of foam do you recommend? I guess im trying to make my headboard for a queen bed that is at least five feet tall above the mattress...

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    1. The thickness really depends on what you prefer. I used a 2 inch thick piece of 10 foot foam from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon, so it ended up being about $17 bucks for me. What may be more cost effective for you maybe a block of smooth, mattress foam to cover your headboard; similar to this http://bit.ly/1b7PvlT. Hope this helps!

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  6. whats the name of the metal strip you used to screw in the board so it wouldn't move?

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    1. It's called a mending plate. I just updated to post (under "Optional Items") with the link :-)

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