Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweet Success

I have finally finished my headboard project all on my own! I don't think I've ever been so proud. 

The 2'' foam had to be cut to fit the plywood.

I used this adhesive to hold the foam to the plywood- but it didn't work near as well as I had anticipated.

I laid the fabric down, then the batting, and put the plywood (foam side down) on the batting & fabric.

After pulling the fabric taunt, I used a staple gun to hold down all of the edges and voila! headboard!

The only minor detail left is hanging the headboard on the wall. Now, I'll be honest, I'm a little concerned about this. The plywood that I used for the headboard is 1/2'' thick and it's pretty heavy by itself, but when you add on foam, batting, fabric and a crap-ton of staples.... I'm just hoping my wall can hold it all. But my handy-man says that it will be just fine. And no, my boyfriend is not the handy-man I speak of...although he is quite handy. I am having a construction guy from my work mount the headboard on the wall, just because if something were to go wrong, I would rather be mad at him than the bf. But, if it hangs on the wall just fine then this project might just be the most well spent $100 of my life. 

Hopefully this will be on my wall by the end of the week so I can show you all a picture of the beautiful finished product.


  1. It looks great so far! I can't wait to see the final results! GOOD call on having a coworker do it instead of the BF, i hate when you have to be mad at them instead of someone else to blame.

  2. Yay! I can't wait to see the finished product. We ended up putting ours on boards and attaching it to the frames. The wall wasn't an option because of where our bed sits in the room. The wall option seems like the best way to go though.

  3. So proud of you! I can't wait to come and see it!