Friday, August 19, 2011

Now that was EASY! No-Sew Padded Headboard

Feel like your bedroom needs a facelift?  Why not try this fabric headboard made from three large frames!  Change it up when tire of the print.
Have fun!  xoxo, Mark
This is a quick way to make an elegant fabric headboard that does not require a sewing machine. Being able to change the fabric when you change your decor is the main reason I love making this headboard for friends on a budget. 

3 large frames that will fit across your bed (mine were 18x24)
2 yards of batting 
2 yards of fabric that you like
Heavy-duty packing tape
Hammer and nails to hang your frames

1.  Remove the glass from your frames; you don't need it. You will need the cardboard or composite insert that fits inside the frame.  This is called the backing board.
2.  Lay your backing board on your fabric and add 3 inches to each side all the way around and then cut it out.
3. Cut 2 more pieces of fabric the same size.
4.  Lay your backing board on the batting and cut around adding about 1/2" all the way around.
5.  Place your batting on the backing board and then evenly place the fabric over the batting.
If you want (you don't have to) you can spray mount the batting to the backing board.
6.  Evenly pull the fabric toward the back and secure it all the way around using
heavy duty packing tape.
7.  Place the padded backing board into the frame and secure it in place with the metal stays.
8.  Repeat this process with the other 2 frames.
9.  Figure out the positioning of your frames and nail them to the wall.
10.  Change the fabric when you redecorate your room.
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  1. I love this mark and this just might work for me in our 5th wheel!! fantastic idea!!

  2. I just stumbled on your blog and so happy I did. I have your first "big-ass" book, and can't get enough of it. I'm excited to see you have another book coming out. I'm a new follower and can't wait to follow along! Love this project btw.

    Katie from Sew Woodsy

  3. What a great project! And I don't have a headboard, hmmm

  4. Fantastic idea. I love how it looks. A great take on the DIY headboard!

  5. I love this idea!! I'm doing this in the guest room for sure when we get it done (aka buy a bed)!

  6. Can you use this for a king size bed.

  7. Can you use this for a king size bed?