When I got my new nightstands, I loved the style of them. But I felt like the wood tone clashed with my existing headboard.
When I looked to purchase a new headboard online, I found the styles I liked were between $400 to $900, with most shipping times between 8 to 12 weeks. I am not that patient, nor did I want to pay that much money. So instead I decided to make one on my own for under $60 in just a day or two.
I started with my existing headboard which is just a simple wooden one. If you don’t have a solid headboard like this, you could go to Lowes or Home Depot and have them cut one to size right there in the store on their saw from a sheet of 3/4″ plywood.
Next I added the batting which I bought at JoAnn fabrics for $5. I simply wrapped the batting around the existing headboard. I used my new Arrow electric stapler gun to attach it. After years of struggling with a janky old metal handheld one, I’m glad I bought this electric one because it was so much easier to use and saved me from struggling.
I am drawn to the timeless look of linen. I found this simple oatmeal colored linen at Joann Fabric. With a 1/2 off coupon, I only spent $15.00 on 2 yards of fabric. Before securing the linen to the headboard, I ironed it to get all the creases out to ensure a nice smooth look. I placed the side of the fabric I wanted showing on the floor then placed the headboard on top. I wanted to make sure the grain was somewhat lined up with the headboard. Pulling the fabric taut, I then wrapped the fabric around to the back of the headboard, once again securing it with the electric stapler.
I then trimmed the extra material to close to the staples. I used my favorite scissors. These are one of the best purchases I ever made because I use them all the time with almost every single DIY project I’ve done – cardboard, fabric, you name it – these scissors cut anything really easily!
Next, I reattached the headboard and went to town styling this space. I always strive for a cozy and relaxing bedroom. Adding texture and warm elements is a great way to achieve that vibe. These patterned pillows from HomeGoods were a new addition to the room and then I also picked up this new lumbar pillow from Target. This quilt adds extra texture and coziness, and the striped jute basket under each night stand offers additional storage.
I could not be happier with how this updated space came together! This easy DIY headboard project changed up the feel of the room and coordinates much better with the new night stands. If you’re looking for a quick beginner-level project, this is a good one for you to try!
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Hi this looks awesome ! Great job. But how did you attach the headboard to the bed? Thank you
Thank you! The bedframe has spots that the headboard slide into to hold it in place.
I cannot find a link for the folded blanket/throw with tassels. I love the cute pattern on it!!
Hi 🙂 The throw blanket is from HomeGoods so I do not have a link for it.
Thank you! I am happy you like it so much!
This looks so cozy!! I made a headboard once when I was 8 months pregnant. It was exhausting but it looked great and we used it for years!!
I was wondering if you could link the other quilt/blanket that looks like it has gold stars on it. Please and thank you! 🧡
I am so glad you think it looks cozy! The blanket with the pattern is from HomeGoods so unfortunately I do not have a link for it.
That headboard is genius! Such a perfect change!
I’m not sure if I missed it, but do you have a link to that beautiful quilt at the end of your bed? Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! The quilt is linked in the post, but here is again for you 🙂 https://rstyle.me/+a_raCN2KhhJSvMisALU-eA
Thank you! I was hoping for a link to the folded one at the end but I see you commented to someone else that it was a throw blanket – it’s so pretty! Love it all!
That one is from HomeGoods 🙂
Beautiful space! You’re amazing with your vision and how you pull it together.
Thank you so much for your kind words!
Hey! Do you have a link to the feather looking things?!
Hi! I got the pampas grass from @staybycorisamuel.com . I do not believe they sell it any longer though.