Article by: Olivia Filipetto
What You'll Need
- Tape Measure
- Paper for Pattern
- Plywood, Saw, and Sandpaper
- Upholstery foam and Batting
- Muslin or sheeting
- Decorative Fabric
- Electric Drill, screws, , Part VI: Home Buyer Terms and Definitions and staple gun
- Cording, braid or other trim (if desired)
1. Measure Your Bed
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Decide how tall and wide to make your headboard. Headboards are either equal to, or slightly wider than the width of the mattress. 8 inches of the headboard should be visible, when the pillows are leaning against it.
2. Create A Stencil
Using paper create a stencil of the shape you want for your headboard. Rounded corners are great for a softer look.
3. Cut the Headboard Shape
Lay the paper stencil you just created onto the wood. , Garden Statues and Fountains in Monasteries Trace around your stencil on the wood. , Choosing the Right Roses for Your Garden Using a power , After the most informative advice in relation to mexican fur saw, cut the headboard shape.
4. Sand , Planting instructions for Nursery stock the Headboard
Using a medium-grit sandpaper, lightly sand , Fall blooming flowers around the edges of the headboard.
5. Prepare the Foam
Cut a sheet of upholsttery foam to the size of teh wood , Planning a Water Garden... frame plus 1 inch. Lay the foam over the frame and staple in three or four places, , Construction Jobs - Finding a Subcontractor then secure with spray adhesive.
6. Upholstery Batting
Cover the layer of foam with a sheet of upholstery batting, cut 2 to 4 inches larger than the size of wood. , Summer Lawn Care Tips Using your staple gun, tack the batting to the back of the frame, making sure that the top and side edges are smooth and even.
7. Attach the Sheeting
Cut a piece of plain white , Part VI: Home Buyer Terms and Definitions sheeting 4 to 6 inches larger than the headboard shape. Staple the sheeting to the back of the wood, , NATURGRESS products certified for eco-building making sure all corners are even.
8. Decorative Fabric
Iron your outer layer of decorative fabric and smooth it face-down on the work area. Place , A Great Plant For Danboro Pa. - The Burning Bush the covered headboard face down on top of it. Cut the fabric the same size and shape, adding about 4 inches extra to wrap around the back of the headboard.
9. Staple the Top
Starting at the center top, begin stapling the fabric to the back, making sure that any pattern on the fabric is properly centered and straight. Pull it just enough to get a smooth front side, but not so much that it puckers.
10. Staple the Bottom
Once you have about 12 inches of the top stapled, switch to the bottom edge. Smooth the fabric around the wood , Planning a Water Garden... and staple several places , Lawn Maintenance in Fall on the bottom edge. Continue working in sections along the top and bottom.
11. Staple the Sides
If everything looks good, set it down and begin to secure the fabric to the sides, folding over the outer sides and staple the fabric to the back. Make sure the corners (if you have any) look neat and tidy from the front.
12. Linen Backing
If desired, staple a plain lining fabric onto the back of the headboard, covering all the raw edges of fabric, batting and foam.
13. Attach the Legs
Now is the time to attach legs to the headboard if necessary. Set the headboard in place. , Emerald Green Arborvitae for Buckingham Pa. You may wish to stand the headboard against the wall , Increase the Heat Output of Your Fireplace: Warmer Toes for behind the bed, , Landscape Gardening: Garden Paths using the mattress to stabilize it. You can also drill holes in the legs and attach them to the frame of the bed. , Choosing the Right Roses for Your Garden Or you can attach the headboard directly to the wall , Emerald Green Arborvitae for Buckingham Pa. behind.
About The Author
Olivia Filipetto is publisher of bedroomfurniture.com, providing all you need to know about enchancing your bedroom.
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