24 ideas for headboards
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Update your upholstered headboard with a pretty new fabric.
1. Have enough fabric to generously cover the front of your headboard and the back side about 5 inches in. Wrap the fabric over the top edge of headboard and secure with a staple in the center, about three inches in from the edge.
2. On the opposite edge, pull fabric taut and staple to secure. Repeat on remaining two sides, then staple all around the edges, pulling cloth tight. Stop 3 inches from corners.
3. Fold the fabric at one corner into a neat finish by tucking the excess underneath and smoothing the top down. Secure with three or four staples, keeping the folds flat and even. Repeat for each corner.
This striped headboard fabric is available at Beach House Style.
The pattern in the plywood valences was created with drill bits in varying sizes.
The plexiglass face on the album headboard can easily be removed to change the album art or insert photos or fabric.
"I call this double reuse," she says, since it was already from an antique bed frame.
More about it in our Home by Sunset blog
Or hinge together several prefabricated artist's canvases. Then paint them to match the decor of the room. Here, we used acrylic paint to create a plaid pattern that complements the floral designs on the bed linens.
Design: Francoise Kirkman, Palo Alto; painting by Therese Heynderick
Lengths of ½-inch quarter-round molding can line the inside of the frame to act as a stop for the panel, which is held in place from behind with metal straps or lengths of ¼-inch plywood. Different panels can be inserted to change the style.
Here, the plywood is painted to match the color of the walls and then faced with pieces of bamboo.
Design: Peter O. Whiteley
Or adapt a prefabricated picture frame by screwing it to a fabric-covered plywood panel. Match the frame and the fabric to the bed linens.
Design: Jan Kavale Interior Design