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Sleeping Beauty Headboard

The versatility of this headboard makes it a cinch to customize your headboard every time you redecorate. It's as easy as gift-wrapping!

Sleeping Beauty HeadboardThe versatility of this headboard makes it a cinch to customize your headboard every time you redecorate. It's as easy as gift-wrapping!

What You'll Need

Tools


Materials

  • queen size mattress
  • 3/4" plywood (1-1/2 sheets)
  • 1" foam padding
  • quilt batting
  • upholstery fabric
  • spray adhesive 2020-075
  • 3/8" staples 1072-920
  • 1 1/4" #8 wood screws (60) 2174-346


Here's How

  1. Cut seven 8 3/4" x 61" strips of plywood, plus two 6" x 61" support straps to join the strips together.
  2. Cut seven 8 3/4" by 64" strips of foam.
  3. Spray the front of the plywood strips with adhesive. Place the foam over the plywood, overlapping the ends, and press it into the adhesive. Fold the ends over to the back and staple in place.
  4. Cut seven 14" x 68" pieces of quilt batting. Starting at the ends, stretch the batting over the foam, and staple in place on the back. Make sure the batting is smooth, especially at the corners.
  5. Cut seven 15" x 69" pieces of fabric, and place face down on the work surface. Make sure the pattern of the fabric is aligned exactly as you want it. Starting at the ends, stretch and staple, making sure the fabric is smooth, especially at the corners. Trim off excess fabric and batting.
  6. Lay the seven panels together, tight and straight at the top. Attach a plywood support slat 4" down from the top, and one 4" up from the bottom, using four screws at each connection.
  7. To reupholster, simply unscrew the plywood supports at the back, remove the fabric, and staple new fabric in place.


Wall colour: SET THE MOOD, from the Simon Chang Oh Canada! Trend Colour Collection
Paint Panache
Paint a stylish headboard for under $50.00. A true bedroom bargain!

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