Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Helpful How-To: The 20 Minute Headboard

So this was a super quick and easy project I took on last week, while I had some down time.

I know, right?

What is down time?

Well, I'll tell you....

It's the time in between finishing cleaning a bathroom and going to bed. 

When you know you don't have time to do anything that takes longer than 20 minutes.

So, what I'm trying to say is this is a quick project if you have the supplies handy.

Which I do.

Or did.

What it requires?

-A piece of plywood cut to the width of the bed.


-Approximately 2 yards of fabric
(probably less - I just used leftovers from an old dropcloth)

And basically, 1,2,3, It's done!!!

First things first, I cut the batting down and stapled it to the plywood.

For this project, I would highly recommend at least 2 layers of batting.

You don't want any guests complaining of a splinter to the head from cheap plywood....

Once you have both layers of batting over your plywood, you will want to lay your headboard out and cut your fabric to length.

I would also highly recommend ironing your fabric before you start stapling....

Otherwise, you may become very friendly with the steam function on your iron.

Then tightly staple your fabric, with wild abandon.

I started with the corners, pulling taut, and stapled all the way down each side.

And viola!

All I have to do is hang this bad boy over a bed and call it a DAY!


20 Minute Headboard that's SKILLZ!

1 comment:

tasmiley said...