Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to recover a reupholstered headboard with a canvas drop cloth for just a couple dollars with step by step instructions & pictures for great bedroom farmhouse style!
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How to Recover a Reupholstered Headboard
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In preparation for our Master bedroom reveal I am sharing our new reupholstered headboard with farmhouse style.
Supplies & Tools Needed to Recover a Reupholstered Headboard
- canvas drop cloth (similar to this one HERE)
- staple gun & staples
Reupholstered Headboard Before
It had a red and green plaid fabric on it when we bought it 10 years ago and I wanted something a little more neutral.
I bought a 4 x 5 foot canvas drop cloth from Lowes for $5.98 similar to this one HERE.
You can’t beat that price and the fabric is very durable & easy to work with!
I love the light tan color and the texture of the drop cloth & it is the perfect fabric for farmhouse style.
It is almost the exact color of our wall paint, Sherwin Williams Kestral White.
Step by Step Instructions for How to Recover a Reupholstered Headboard
Step ONE – Ironing the Fabric
I started by ironing the canvas drop cloth fabric.
Whenever reupholstering or sewing it is always important to iron the fabric to get rid of any creases.
I always want to skip this part…ironing really isn’t one of my favorite chores (unless it’s cloth napkins…for some reason I don’t mind ironing them, ha!
Step TWO – Cut the Fabric to Size
Jason helped me take off the upholstered part from the bed and we laid it on our bedroom floor.
I cut the drop cloth to fit.
You can see a sneak peak of half of our wide pine floors above.
Step THREE – Staple the New Fabric to Your Reupholstered Headboard
Next I started stapling the fabric in the corner of the headboard and continued to go around the headboard pulling the fabric taught until all the fabric was stapled down tight.
Reupholstered Headboard After
Jason then helped me put the newly reupholstered section back on our headboard.
I love the new fabric and it was so easy to make.
I think it looks so much better with our floral duvet cover and shams from Anthropologie than the plaid one ever did!
The white duvet and pillows are from Pottery Barn.
I can’t wait to show you all the rest of our master bedroom!
I am so excited to get my whole room back…not just be living one one side of it,ha!
I hope this answers all your questions about how to recover a reupholstered headboard & inspires you to give it a try!
by Tara Lehman
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