It’s been a while since T and I have done a DIY project (you know, with a new baby and all). But we still love a good DIY project whenever we have the time…it just takes a little longer these days!
That said, I had been lusting after a a new upholstered headboard for our master bedroom. We had a standard wood headboard, and I wanted something softer to sit up and read against. Something that would be a bit more sophisticated and fit the decor of the room versus our current one.
Let me tell you, upholstered headboard are pricey. And I wanted more than a basic rectangular upholstered headboard…I was on the hunt for something more unique that had nailhead trim and wingbacks. Even at the cheaper end, similar versions at Target like this one or this one start at $300 upwards to $600 and more!
So we (AKA my husband) got around to making a DIY upholstered headboard. And the final price? Just under $100!
The most expensive part was probably the material that we got from Hobby Lobby. Most everything else (nailhead trim, padding, lumber, etc.) came from Menards or Hobby Lobby. I don’t really have much of a tutorial for you. All I can say is that T took the measurements from the headboard we liked at Target, sketched it out and went to town on creating it!
Here is the before and after…SUCH an improvement!
Nightstands: TJ Maxx Homegoods
Flowers: TJ Maxx
Bedding: Fieldcrest via Target (old)
Mirror: DIY (see post here)
I LOVE the color scheme and the textures. The simple bedding also makes for a smoother look (I also picked up a heavier comforter for winter in the same color from Target on clearance…also Fieldcrest brand). So much more relaxing and truly feels like an oasis. I think it’s tied for my favorite place in the house…besides our office. I think we just need a few last pieces to tie up the room: some wall decor, maybe an ottoman at the foot of the bed? We will see!