Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Headboard Cost Breakdown

Prior to starting the headboard I made a goal to create something that looked expensive for the least amount of money possible.

Here's how I made out ...


Price Breakdown:

Wood (3/8" plywood x2, 1x4s, 1x10) .... $47
Fabric (2.5 yards with coupon code) ..... $32
Batting ................................................... $13
Cording .................................................. $1.75
Foam ...................................................... $12
                                                              = $105.75

How I cut money ...

- Buying cheaper plywood - each sheet was $14.97 - since I was doubling it up 3/8" was plenty thick.

- I purchased a foam mattress topper and turned the textured side towards the plywood instead of using flat foam. 

- Cording is a cheap way to add a finishing touch and is a great alternative to nail head trim

- Buying online can save with coupon codes, free shipping and tax free if there is no store in your state - check out fabric.com

I saved time by skipping tufting and applying nailhead trim and swapping with cording.

We worked on this little by little over several days, but I would say that it could be done in 1 day

Sources:

Wood - Home Depot
Fabric, Batting, Cording - Fabric.com
Foam - Wal-Mart

At just over $100 I think I met my goal! 

6 comments:

  1. I can't believe how wonderful this looks, and I'd say that you definitely did it at an incredible price! Nicely done.

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    1. Hi April, Thanks so much! I'm loving your blog!

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  2. That is such a stunning addition to the room! I would have never thought about the mattress topper for the foam, such a clever idea. Great job!
    Katie

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    1. Thanks Katie! The mattress topper was more difficult to work with because it was hard to get flat ... but did save a good bit of money!

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  3. Hey Sarah! I love your work! Simply amazing! I want to build a headboard of my own and I was wondering what was the width of the entire frame? Legs and top piece together? Thank you so much!

    Erika

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    1. Hi Erika! We measured from widest point to widest point on our bed (Queen, 60") and used that :)

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