Super simple feature headboard
Here's a very simple way to add a comfortable, eye-catching feature headboard to your bedroom. This upholstered headboard is easy to make in a day.
This easy panel upholstered headboard by homecomingmn.blogspot.co.za shows how easily you can instantly add a practical feature headboard to your bedroom. I have modified the content slightly to allow for local availability of tools and materials.
Before you start, draw up a rough sketch, with measurements, for the size of the panel headboard you want to mount onto the wall. The centre panel is wider than the bed and there are two panels on either side of this. You can modify the size of the panels to fit any size bed, or bedroom.
Once you have the dimensions you can work out the size of the panels and how much batting and fabric you need for the project.
You can have BisonBord, plywood or MDF cut to size at your local Builders. BisonBord (particleboard) will be the most inexpensive option, and since the panels are covered up, the BisonBord will not be visible.
Use lightweight batting to cover the panels before wrapping with your choice of fabric.
GOOD TO KNOW:
When choosing fabric for your headboard shop for a durable fabric this will not stain easily and be easy to keep clean.
Neatly fold the fabric over the sides and secure onto the back of the panels. Keep it as neat as possible and avoid bulking too much fabric as this will prevent the panels from sitting flat against the wall.
Use a long spirit level - or long straightedge if you have a shorter spirit level - to mark the wall and ensure that the panels are mounted straight on the horizontal and vertical planes.
Mount the panels onto the wall with keyhole brackets. Drill a corresponding hole in the wall, insert a wall plug and let the screw head stick out by about 5mm. Simply slot the panel over the screw head and tap down to secure in place.
Using this method to hang the panels onto the wall allows you to easily remove them if they need to be cleaned, or if you need to paint the walls later on.