DIY: My New Reupholstered Headboard

Our Reupholstered Headboard

In preparation for our Master bedroom reveal I am sharing our new reupholstered headboard.  Yay!  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.  You can’t beat that price and the fabric is very durable:).  I love the light tan color and the texture of the drop cloth.   It is almost the exact color of our wall paint, Sherwin Williams Kestral White.

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I started by ironing the 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:).

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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 hardwood floors above while the ugly carpet is still below:).

Our 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.

Our Reupholstered Headboard

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.

Our Reupholstered Headboard

Our Reupholstered Headboard

Our Reupholstered Headboard

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:).  We are hoping to finish up the master bedroom over Spring Break.  Thanks so much for checking out my newly reupholstered headboard.  What do you guys think?  Should I have kept the plaid? 🙂


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