Hi, I’m CLB and I have been living without a headboard for 6 months now.
(insert the Awwww’s and shameful look HERE.)
I’ve wanted a headboard like this
But didn’t want to pay a BAZILLION dollars for it! So what is a girl to do… DIY it!
I headed to the lumber store with two males of the engineering sort in tow, BIG MISTAKE. People, if you want to be out of the store in less than 5 hrs, (full of structural debate) I suggest going alone.
There I picked up this board for around $6 for a 4X8 sheet and had the nice people cut it down to the width of my mattress and then in half (to fit in my car)
Once home I put the two sheets together with 5 (3 on the back, 2 on the front) of these metal brackets
At this point the “inspector” will probably visit to make sure you’re doing things properly.
Inspector- “Ahh, I see you’re working on something here, is it for me?”
Inspector-“You just keep going, I think you might be doing it right”
Inspector-“Lets just go with this, if I put my head right here, every time you turn the screwdriver I get pet, It’s WIN WIN!”
It’s hard to go on after that but here we go.
I then measured and cut my molding. (By I, I mean one of the engineering sort I spoke of earlier)
Then measure around the edges for molding placement and adhere your foam with spray adhesive.
Then cover with batting.
Then cover with your material and staple around the edges.
THEN, discover the nails for the trim are just slightly too short and decide to take it into the room and hold it behind the bed to see how much you love it and instead………
burst into tears saying you hate it because the fabric that looked good in different light now C.L.E.A.R.L.Y has green and pink stripes that you HATE.
While I had hoped to have an awesome headboard to show, instead I have a bazillion staples to remove before putting on my new fabric and posting pictures. (This weekend!)
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