After sharing my design plans for our master bedroom makeover, one of the first projects I tackled was the headboard. I loved our headboard for years but had grown tired of the color and tufting. Instead of buying a new one, I figured I could just give it a little makeover that was almost FREE. I’m determined to finish our bedroom makeover this summer, but for now, I wanted to share my first DIY for the room – how to recover a headboard. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
HOW TO RECOVER A HEADBOARD
This DIY is so easy, it almost doesn’t even need a tutorial! After removing the headboard from the bed frame, I also removed the “wings”. I previously had put this wingbacked headboard together, so I was able to do it easily by removing a few screws. A queen size roll of quilt batting was plenty big to cover our king-sized headboard. I also used an old curtain as my fabric and then, completed the steps below.
- layout fabric, quilt batting, and then the headboard – this will make it easier to recover it all in one step
- pull batting and fabric tight and staple with the staple gun
- keep pulling and stapling until you get to a corner
- at the corners, pull and fold like wrapping a present, then staple
- cut off all excess fabric and batting
This is one of the easiest DIY projects I have completed. Don’t worry about what the back looks like, or how many staples you use. Just make sure the fabric is pulled tight before each staple, so it doesn’t look sloppy. Also, you can use a hammer to make sure staples are secured if they aren’t going in all the way.
I am so happy with our “new” headboard. It has totally changed the look of our bedroom and I can’t wait to finish the makeover! Update: check out our newly completed master bedroom!