So Stefanie wanted a tufted headboard, but they are usually around $500… Costs detailed below:
- Fabric: Ikea Curtains – $25 (on sale)
- Pegboard / Wood: $20, we had it cut down to 48″x60″ … We also bought some super cheap pieces of wood
- Batting: ~$60, but we had a 50% off coupon from Joann
- Button kit: $9.99
- Nailhead trim / extra tacks: $13
First of all, this project is not as easy as all the tutorials make it sound…
We decided to follow this one, because the pegboard sounded like a good idea. Turns out, you can’t staple through pegboard because it’s too dense. We ended screwing the strips of wood to the pegboard, and stapling into those. The pegboard was still wobbly, so we need to add some extra pieces of wood to try and stabilize…
We cut the batting and fabric to size and layered under the wood…
Then we added the nailhead trim, which was pretty difficult because of pegboard being impossible to nail/staple. The tacks would just bend and we wouldn’t be able to use them. So we ended up buying extras… It turned out nice eventually :)
We threaded the buttons through and used a half-stapled staple to hold it in place. This was kind of challenging. The thread would break as we were tying the knots :p
Then we decided the back was messy/ugly, and it was still kind of wobbled. So I found a piece of wood in our garage – left over from the sellers, actually – and covered it in some of the leftover fabric.
Then screwed it into the back, and it looked great!