This striking headboard is a sure way of adding focus and colour to any bedroom.
Hard Labour 2/10
Skill Level 3/10
Time Needed about two hours
- four 750mm x 500mm x 16mm chipboard pieces
- four 750mm x 500mm x 50mm high-density foam pieces
- four 900mm x 650mm panels of fabric
- eight large upholstery buttons
- upholstery thread
- electric drill with 8mm drill bit
- staple gun and staples
- sharp fabric scissors
- needle and thread
- long upholstery needle
1 Mark the position of the holes onto the wooden boards by drawing a centre line along the length of the board. Mark 250mm from each short end along the line and drill a hole at each mark.
2 If the fabric has large, definite patterns, match it up so that the pattern flows over the four individual boards. You might need more fabric, but the result would be worth it. Cut the four fabric panels and lay it onto the foam pieces to ensure that they are correct and in the right order.
3 Place one fabric panel face down onto a table with a piece of foam centred onto the fabric, and a wooden board over it.
4 Stretch the fabric tight over the edge of the wood until a round edge is formed and staple the fabric into place. Do this along all four sides before moving on to the corners. Pull the fabric tight over the corners and form them neatly before stapling the fabric into place.
5 Cut circles from the fabric about 20mm larger in diameter than the button itself. Gather the edge of the fabric circle with a needle and thread and place the upholstery button in the centre. Pull the thread tight, end it off and spread the pleats evenly before pressing the backing into place.
6 Triple-up the upholstery thread and sew the buttons into place through the holes in the boards.
7 Complete the other boards and mount the four boards onto the wall with No More Nails.