DIY Upholstered Headboard: La Fin

I recall when I first started blogging, I would finish a project, grab my camera, and whip out a blog post in minutes. It saddens me that I no longer have the chutzpah to git r done. Mama's tired. But alas, for the first time in my adult life, I have a headboard. And it was handcrafted by my husband.   Plus, it saved us about 1500 beans.

I started looking at the Serena and Lily Pondicherry headboard.  It served as my muse.  I showed it to my husband one day who basically proceeded to "build it in his head" over the course of several months.  And in one day flat, he built the entire thing.

It took me about another 1-2 months to pick out the fabric and the nail-head trim and then about 2 hours to complete it.


I should have saved all the receipts, but I think the end result put us back about $170.

Here is what I can remember:

  • Fabric: 10 ounce canvas from ($30)
  • Nail-head Trim: Beacon Fabric and Notions ($20)
  • Plywood, hardware, wood for legs, and little bun feet: Home Depot (~$100)
  • Batting:  Hobby Lobby ($20)

And, just to tease you a bit more with the Master bedroom deets: my new Elton Settee from West Elm.  He completes me.


I potentially could be linking up to the following sites if all is right with the cloud:
Between Naps on the Porch
Keeping it Simple

The DIY Show Off Todays Creative Blog


My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

A Beach Cottage

Miss Mustard Seed

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating