1.06.2012

{Glam} Tufted Headboard Tutorial

 I've been teasing my Facebook friends for days now about my new headboard, well the wait it over :) I've been DYING for a new bed, but it took awhile to wear down my husband in to agreeing! This is what we had before...


Nothing was wrong with it, I just wanted something more ME.  

Here are the cast of characters {as Pioneer Women would say}


1/2 inch plywood {4x8 sheet from Lowe's}
2 inch foam {EXPENSIVE take a coupon!}
3 yards of fabric {heavy upholstery fabric works best}
buttons {I opted for Rhinestone buttons}
Long upholstery needle and thread
batting

I made a king size headboard and had my handy neighbor cut out the shape for me. {Thanks A!}


Mark where you want your tufts, wish I could give you a good way to do it, but every headboard is different and you just have to eyeball and measure until you want to scream :) Then drill holes {I used a 5\32 drill bit}


I decided to add legs, they aren't for support but just to make the fabric go to the floor I think it looks more professional. 


Next lay the wood on the foam and cut out your shape. I used a utility knife, but I would recommend buying\borrowing a electric knife it will cut more smoothly.


Spray Adhesive! Some say this step is not necessary, but after all this work better safe than sorry!


Use that stuff outdoors and with a mask it's super toxic :)


Wrap and staple your batting.


Ok, TUFTING! I picked a crushed velvet fabric, they had sooooo many pretty prints but I'm not trying to kill myself getting it on straight plus because of the size of the headboard {78 wide x 68 high} the fabric had to go on sideways or you would have a seam. {my fabric was 54 inches wide} To get a nice deep tuft I threaded the needle and thread through the drilled holes through the button and back down, next I pushed the button all the way down and my super awesome husband tied it off really tight with some washers on the back.



I didn't staple my fabric on until I finished tufting because you don't want the fabric too tight or else they won't go deep enough.


The washers where we wrapped and tied off the thread.
Staple and staple and staple your fabric on until your hand hurts :)




So much better! I just love how glamorous it is!


Those rhinestone buttons on that crushed velvet make me so dang happy :)


I hung the headboard with a French Cleat {from any home improvement store}


See how it reached the floor? 


I have to say I was a little scared to do this project, but I'm so glad I did! I love it more than anything I could have purchased and I'm pretty proud of how amazing I think it turned out!

If you have any questions just leave me a comment I'm happy to answer them!


Happy Friday!!




46 comments:

  1. This is AMAZING!!! Looks a million times better, and you make it seem so easy.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  2. I freaking love you. We're doing our headboard this weekend. I would have NEVER thought to make it go to the floor. So thank you! And I had no idea how I was going to hang it, and now I know!

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  3. This is so adorable! I love the rhinestone!

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  4. I get to leave the first comment. That is so purdy and sexy at the same time. I love the crushed velvet. I would be laying in bed with my hands over my head rubbing it (TMI, I know). You are super talented and I am so glad I found your blog. You are kind of like my peer pressure to do awesome things in my room. Love, love, love it.

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  5. LOVE IT!!!! Your bedroom looks so chic!

    I've been wanting to add a tufted headboard to our room! Thanks for inspiration!

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  6. LOVE it! And you are right, putting the legs on really helped!!

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  7. You are a Tufting queen if there is such a thing!!! That looks gorgeous. I simply love how you set your eye on something bold for your home and totally knock it out of the freakin' park! AWESOME!

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  8. It looks perfect! You did a beautiful job!! Looks like a lot of hard work.... especially all the measuring and sewing on rhinestones.

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  9. Looks awesome! That's a huge project to tackle and you did a great job! Love your blog!

    maxwellhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

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  10. i love the drama it adds to the room! and that color is fabulous!

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  11. OMG, girl! Can you come re-decorate my whole house? :)

    Your headboard looks *awesome*! We need to nominate you for the Nate Berkus show or something!

    Hope y'all have a great weekend!

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  12. LOOOVE this! I've always wanted to make one tufted but didn't know how. Thank you thank you for the tutorial!

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  13. It looks awesome! Great job! I'm going to be doing that sometime soon too.

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  14. Oh, the gorgeousness!!! My gracious, that is one show-stopping headboard. I love the bejeweled tufts, they make it look so hollywood! I'd be thrilled if you came and shared your great project at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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  15. This is fabulous! You are a genius!

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  16. Wow! That looks great! I've been seeing a lot of these tutorials lately, and if we had a different bed I would definitely be getting my husband on board to help me with this project! I'm thinking, maybe for my son's bed?!

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  17. Amazing!!!! I am so jealous!!

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  18. WOw. Does that ever look so elegant. Super job, and yeah that foam is super expensive. I love the shape you used and wish I had done that with mine: http://athomewithsarasays.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-grey-velvet-headboard-part-ii-since.html

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  19. i've been thinking of turning in my sleigh bed for a diy headboard too. i just might add it to my crazy long to-do list. love how yours turned out. the tufts are fabulous.

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  20. Wow, that headboard came out so great. Love the tufted look!
    A few blogger friends and I have initiated a January challenge called "Imagine the Impossibilities". It would be so fun if you want to participate!
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    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  21. this is the greatest tutorial ever...holy cow! Turned out great!


    I am doing a THEIT CAMERA BAG GIVEAWAY on Color Issue...I think you would totally love it!!!

    xoxo
    Aarean

    colorissue.blogspot.com

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  22. I love it! I showed my husband and he didn't totally shoot me down. Maybe I'll have to make one for us soon.

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  23. That is SO CUTE!!!!! I cannot believe you made it from scratch!!! way to go girl!! an inspiration to crafters everywhere!
    Dani

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  24. that headboard is FANTASTIC!!! Love it!!! I want one.

    --Katie
    @Creatively Living

    If you want to link it up again, it's Tell it to me Tuesday at Creatively Living http://www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com/2012/01/tell-it-to-me-tuesday-linky-party-2.html

    --Katie
    @Creatively Living

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  25. Thanks for linking this up to Tell it to Me Tuesday! I just love the mix of the velvet and the rhinestone buttons!

    I'm posting it on FB right now.

    Thanks!!
    --Katie
    @Creatively Living

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  26. Mmmmm hmmmmmmmmmm Miss Madison!!! So in love with it - AND the whole room!!! love the wreath hanging in the mirror and the comforter and the pillow are gorgeous! I neeeed to give my bedroom a makeover BAD.

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  27. It's GLORIOUS!!! LOVE IT!!!

    Check out my blog too:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

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  28. You did a great job on your new headboard.I'm thinking of doing a project similar for my sons room. Might I say that I love your old headboard? I want it....lol

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  29. Wow that looks amazing. I am super impressed. I would love for you to link this up to my Winter Blues Wednesday party that is going on right now. Hope to see you there.

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  30. I am DYING over how beautiful this is! I am also in love and curious about that blue buffet in the pictures! I would love for you to link this up on our Fab not Drab link party.
    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab.html

    Great job!


    Jen

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  31. I might be blind but I couldn't see an email address so here it goes in a comment. I would LOVE for you to share this tutorial with our readers. If you're interested, email me at ourdiydiaries@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Jen

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  32. Gorgeous! I found your blog via Turtle's Life For Me Link party and am your newest follower :) I'd love for you to check out my blog (and follow along) if you'd like! ~Shanna

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  33. I love the bling!! And where did you get those rugs?!! I think i heart your whole room!!

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  34. I am super impressed. You make it seem so easy :) The headboard is beautiful!

    Samara

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  35. Amazing job!

    Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  36. Oh wow Megan! You did a beautiful job! Thanks so much for sharing at Be Inspired!

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  37. It looks fabulous!! Awesome job!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I shared this on AGI's FB page!
    https://www.facebook.com/AGlimpseInside

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  38. Wow!! What a great job you did! I love the look with the rhinestones.

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  39. That's awesome! I am so impressed that you did this by yourself! What a great tutorial! I've been wanting to do something with my daughter's bed and might just go with something along these lines! I agree, going the whole way to the floor makes it look much better! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!

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  40. I love your blog! I have been looking for a good headboard tutorial. Thank you.

    Also your story is so awesome, I have been on weight watcher and have lost 50 lbs. I love to see other peoples success!

    Pleas check out my blog (its new) abombshellonabudget.blogspot.com

    -Rachelle

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  41. Beautiful! Featuring tomorrow night on Project Queen Highlights.
    Thanks so much for sharing at the party!

    Mandy

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  42. I'll be featuring this today on Tell it to Me Tuesday! Great job! Feel free to come by and grab a button.

    --Katie

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  43. I love this! I just saw this on a link party. Glad I found your site!
    www.craftingrebellion.com

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  44. Featured your awesome headboard tonight at Project Queen's highlights! Thanks so much for linking up this past week.

    Mandy

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  45. Featured this on my site today :)
    www.craftingrebellion.com

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  46. How many yards of fabric did you use for this king size headboard. We are in the process of choosing headboard fabric and it would be so helpful to know from someone who has already done it!

    Yours is to die for BTW!

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