I've had this headboard project for my guest bedroom on my to-do list for a while now and I finally gathered all my supplies to make it. As you know from my Pottery Barn Clock post that I love pretty much everything from PB. I saw this headboard on their website and I knew I could make something similar for WAY less. Theirs (with shipping) will run you about $1,000... I paid $50! Although mine is a bit thinner than the one at PB, it still looks great (in my opinion) and no one will know it was a DIY unless you tell them.
Materials and measurements:
One plywood board- cut 5ft X 3ft
One 2X4 wood- cut 4ft long
1" Foam-- 4 yards
Batting-- 2 yards
Fabric-- 2 yards
Upholstery Nails 7-- 24 count boxes
Flat head Screwdriver
HERE WE GO!
Warning: Lots of pictures!!
You will start off with a basic plywood board. I had John cut it to fit our queen size bed. He cut 5ft X 3ft. Your measurements might be different, so measure out how long and how tall you will need to cut.
After you're done with all the cutting. Spray your board with a spray adhesive in order for the foam to stick to the board.
Next step is to apply your batting. I used a light batting to get a nice even shape.
As for the fabric, I used cotton canvas duck, which is a heavy weight fabric used for upholstery furniture. I bought 2 yards from Hobby Lobby for $5.50 per yard w/ 40% off coupon. Lay your ironed fabric down.
Flip your board with all the cushions over. You'll need someone to help you with this one.
You will be needing a staple gun for this next step. I got mine from Home Depot, they are no more than $10 bucks.
It should look something like this-- once you stapled all the way around.
I used 7-- 24 count boxes of furniture nails that I got from Jo-Ann.