Upholstered Head board

Edit: I'm linking this up to:

I just finished this yesterday and LOVE it! I was a little worried at first because my original plan was to use fake leather.... but... I found this upholstery fabric in the clearance rack and couldn't pass it up. Instead of typing out how I did this, I decided to just google instructions and found this simple one to follow.
(I used 4in foam instead of 2in)

To ADD the buttons:

-Drill 1/4in. holes in the back of the wood where you plan on adding the buttons. (Drilling the wood only, DONT go through foam or fabric)
-Using a 4in. upholstering needle and button thread, thread, from the back, all the way through, leaving a 4in. length of thread hanging in the back,
-Thread the button on
-Thread, from the front, back through.
-Pull the threads to make the button sink into the fabric and foam, staple gun the thread to the wood when desired tightness is achieved
-Follow previous instructions until all buttons are threaded.

I hope that makes sense! :) Let me know if you have any questions.

I'm linking up this project to:
The DIY Show Off
Keeping It Simple


  1. Wow! I wish I could be creative like you! Where do you get all these wonderful ideas? Does it cost you a lot of money?

  2. You are WAY creative....! I wish I could take pictures like you. All my post pictures are crapy! lol.
    As far as money, I tend to make things to SAVE money... if money were no option, I'd buy it instead... (well, maybe lol)
    Thanks though.

  3. This is fantasic! I would love to make one for our bedroom. Great job!

  4. Hi Audra! I'm new to your blog - GREAT DIY projects!

    It seems everyone is having issues with mcklinky today. I have added links/pics of your pretty headboard and beautiful mirrored night stand to the DIY Project Parade! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great week!

  5. WOW!! That looks great, I love the color!

  6. Wow it turned out great! Thanks for instructions-I need a new headboard and love how you did yours. Thanks for linking up!



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