I have always loved the look of an upholstered headboard, to me it looks and feels like an adult bed. This was a big project, the only furniture I built this summer. This post will link to to several others as it was quite a process and really breaks down into several steps. That way you can see take the whole process of each separate element of the bed.
It took me a little while to figure out how to do this without posting a never ending post. I’ve broken it down into several bite size elements in order to keep it digestible.
Step 1: DIY Solid Wood Footboard
Step 2: DIY Headboard Frame
Step 3: DIY Upholstered Headboard
For the headboard I looked at a tutorial I found on Pinterest by Homemade by Carmona. I did really do my own thing, so if you are going to tackle this DIY read both posts! I’ll tell you why I changed it up too.
Then we had to assemble the whole thing (which had a few additional elements to it).
Line it all up.
Screw the edge boards into the headboard. I also have a little white piece that cover these which is strictly cosmetic.
There you have it, all the details on my DIY Bed with Upolstered Headboard. This bed cost about $400 CAD for the whole thing, which is truly amazing when you realize its real wood, and a headboard from Homesense would cost about that. For just the headboard. Check out the details and let me know what you think.