During my intermittent posting this summer, there has been a lot of DIY happening at my Gold Coast digs, and its about time I start sharing.
After months of searching for an inexpensive nailhead trim headboard for my bedroom, I gathered the patience (and woodwork expertise, thanks Paul) to make one myself. The below West Elm headboard (priced at $599) served as my inspiration.
I ordered nailhead trim on Amazon for about $16.99, picked up two bags of quilt batting and some marled, upholstery-grade fabirc from Hancock Fabrics for about $50 total, and hit Home Depot for a 60×56 in. piece of plywood and two wooden posts to serve as the legs (height on these will be unique to your bedframe, but will be the measurement from the top of the headboard to your floor) and nuts and bolts for about $60. Already in my toolbox were a rubber mallet, staple gun, a drill and screws.
We began by screwing the wooden posts into the plywood board and drilling holes for where the nuts and bolts would connect the headboard to the bed frame. Then, we laid out the batting underneath the board to begin stapling it down, following the same process with the fabric. Once complete, we flipped the headboard over and using the rubber mallet, affixed the nailhead trim. Last step was attaching the headboard to the frame…with some adjustments thanks to slightly off measurements the first time around…so much for the guess and check strategy I apply to hanging picture frames.
All in, the final cost came to about $130. What do you think – worth the $470 in savings?