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DIY Upholstered Bed Frame Part: 2

Recently, I shared the first steps of the bed frame my husband and I are making for our youngest son. Today, the story continues with the DIY Upholstered Bed Frame Part:2. Follow along to see how we finished things up and added a fabric covered headboard.

DIY Upholstered Bed Frame & Headboard

Supplies for Headboard

Plywood measured to the width of bed frame
(2) 1x4s measuring 4′ each
Quilt Batting
Staple gun with lots of staples
Drill and screws
(4) L-shaped brackets

Okay, this is what the bed framelooked like where we left off last time.

DIY Upholstered Bed Frame

To create the headboard, I started by wrapping the plywood with quilt batting and attaching it with staples to the back.

Fabric headboard

Next, I stretched the fabric tightly over the padded plywood and stapled around the edges of the back to secure.

Building a Twin Bed Frame & Headboard

Upholstered Headboard

Then, two L-shaped brackets were attached to each of the 1x4s and the non-fabric side of the plywood near the top and bottom of the plywood. This created legs for the headboard.

Building a Fabric Covered Headboard

Finally, we secured the legs to the bed frame with screws.

Upholsted headboard

We are so happy with how this turned out. It was a big project, but totally worth all the effort.


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