DIY 3 PANEL HEADBOARD
I have gotten numerous questions/emails about the headboard I made for my latest room redo. I’m so happy everyone loved it and I gotta say it’s one of my favorite parts of the room plus it was one of the easiest as well.
A quick trip to home depot and JoAnn’s and I arrived home with the following items:
- 3 pieces of MDF (Home Depot)
- 3 picture hanging kits (Home Depot)
- Quilting batting – 72”x 90” size (JO ANNs)
- Spray Glue (Already had)
- 2 yards fabric - Home Seasons Pinwheel Parade (JO ANNs)
- Staple Gun & Staples (Already had)
Before you go out to Home Depot to purchase your MDF you need to measure the length of the bed. I needed to have my 3 pieces of wood total 57” in length and then for the height I played around with a variety of sizes. I didn’t want the pillows to cover the majority of it so I went with a height of 28”. This meant that I needed 3 pieces of MDF that were 19” x 28”.
Of course Home Depot didn’t have the perfect size in there pre-cut pieces, but I was able to find some that were close enough and Jon just fixed them to size at home. If you don’t have a table saw at home don’t worry. At Home Depot they can cut it to size for you.
Next step is just cutting the batting to size. I doubled up in order to have it fluffy enough. Give the wood a little spray of glue and then just place it on.
Ok we are almost done. Now you just have to staple the fabric around. Pay special attention to the corners.
Woo hoo! Now one is done. You can go and finish up the other two boards.
Now I need to need come clean. Last step is adding the picture hanging kit. The nice part about this DIY step headboard is that you are not attaching it directly to your bed. You simply hang them where you want them like a picture. You can very easily remove them and swap out the fabric when you like.
I didn’t pay attention to the size of the screws in the picture hanging kit and they were too long. If I had used them they would come through the fabric!
Ah enter Jon who calmed down his hysterical wife. Went down to our shop that was still filled with everything from the previous home owners and found a picture hanging kit that I will simply call vintage that had tiny little screws.
Once the picture hanging kits are in place you just need to hang them up. We found it worked best to nail the middle one first and then do the sides.
I can’t wait to try this again! You could even add some nail head trim around each panel, or do some tufting on each with a contrasting color for the buttons.
The varieties are endless.
This bed was a full/queen and it required three boards. I would use two for a twin bed and then for a king I would either size larger panels and keep it at 3 or go for a little extra and make it 4 panels.
I tested it out and it is very sturdy. You can lean on it as much as you want!