A guest room (see before picture below) that we are currently working on is receiving a new headboard. The old headboard featured nice tufting but was made with a very inexpensive muslin type fabric. We wanted a higher-end, cleaner and more modern look for the new guest room!
So what did we do? Follow our step-by-step instructions below:
Step 1 – Remove old headboard.
Step 2 – Purchase new fabric. Actually instead of buying yardage, we found a curtain panel at the Christmas Tree Store for $9.99 in the exact color that we were looking for. Since it was a thermal lined curtain panel it also had the right “weight” to be used for this upholstery project.
Step 3 – Lay out the fabric (face down), add a thin layer of padding, and place headboard on top, face down as well.
Step 4 – Start stapling! It’s best to use a helper for this to make sure that the fabric is evenly stretched in order to avoid any wrinkles and to make sure that the direction of the fabric and the headboard are the same.
Step 5 – We decided to add nail heads as well, which we purchased at Lowes.
Step 6 – Make sure the nail heads are evenly spaced and in a perfectly straight line. Our nail heads are 3/4″ apart. We measured first and marked each spot with a very fine black sharpie.
And enjoy your new head board! Want to see the finished bedroom? We will post pictures of the finished room in a few weeks!