I googled and found a lot of blogs and websites with tutorials and examples of how to create your own headboard. I have to say that this is a very inexpensive and pretty darn easy project that you can do yourself. Hubby and I went to Home Depot and had them cut a piece of plywood 30" by 76" (we have a king size bed) and 2 - 2x 4's at 63'. I bought the batting at a fabric store and used the "poor man's linen" a painter's drop cloth for $9.99.
Also, we borrowed an electric staple gun which I have to say was the best tool I have ever used and it got the job done a lot quicker.
We attached the 2 x 4's to the base.
Then I wrapped the batting around the base and the legs and stapled that on. And then I cut the painter's drop cloth to size and stapled that on. I will say to get a tight stretch that it is easier to have the piece standing up (a two person job) so you don't have wrinkles. This is where the electric staple gun comes in handy.
After stapling fabric.
It looks pretty good and then I felt there was something missing...
so I attached some trim and nail head to the sides of the headboard and got the look I wanted.
Hope you enjoy the final product! I am linking up to some parties out there.
Boring to Better Party - Savvy Southern Style
Penny Pinching Party
The DIY Showoff