Yesterday we finished the headboard for the Guest Bedroom! and I am loving how it turned out! I decided on a belgrave style headboard since the curves would accommodate 54" wide fabric without any awkward seams, read on to see how we did it!
After we gathered our supplies:
3/8" plywood (2 sheets)
1x10 (to cut top of frame out of)
fabric - 2.5 yards purchased from fabric.com
We got to work!
We drew a few different curves on cardboard before deciding on this one (try using a compass, paint can or other round objects for the curve)
We used the cardboard as a stencil and traced on the 1x10. Then cut it out with the jigsaw.
Cut the side pieces to length and attached the frame to the plywood with screws (from the back)
Sewed fabric wrapped cording
Fabric was cut for the frame - the corners were a bit tricky because the fabric was 54" wide and the headboard was 60" it needed to be applied in pieces across the top - cording was stapled corner to corner
Heat n' bond no sew adhesive was placed on top - fabric for other side of the cord was folded and ironed for a crisp edge - placed on top (creased side against the cord) and then ironed
All fabric was pulled tight and stapled on the back. The fabric was cut to accommodate the curve and stapled
Cording was stapled along the interior of the frame
The other piece of plywood was cut to fit inside the frame - leaving extra room for foam, batting, and cording. Foam was cut to the size of the plywood, wrapped in batting and fabric
It was put inside the frame and attached with screws from the back (make sure that your screws aren't too long!)
And there you have it! A diy belgrave headboard with cording!
Pillow shams are lampshade cover are made out of this Annie Selke fabric click here for my envelope pillow tutorial (front pillow is from Target - a year or so back)
Click to read more about the nightstand/dresser and lampshade
a bunch of Lisianthus to brighten up the room!
It was my goal to make this for as little $$ as possible and have it still look expensive - check back tomorrow for the price breakdown and how I saved some money and time!
Hope you love it as much as I do!