Easy Headboard Makeover

Reupholstering this headboard in grey with fabric and covered buttons took a couple of hours and helps to tone down the rustic vibe.  The new grey and white headboard contributes to the calm and neutral color scheme in this room and was a super easy headboard makeover.

Easy Headboard Makeover - UsingWhatYouHave.com

Within a couple of weeks of finishing this easy headboard makeover, the picture that included the original headboard (from an article I published 6 months ago – original master bedroom makeover, and DIY antler art) became the top pinned photograph from my web site!  I guess now that we are moving into the cooler weather, people are wanting to cozy up their bedrooms.  Still, I prefer the headboard in the grey much more than brown.

Easily make antler art - from UsingWhatYouHave.com

Top 4 Tips for Reupholstering a Headboard

  1. Consider not Removing the Existing Fabric: I decided to upholster over the existing fabric to save some time.  It was in great shape without any tears or bumps.  I did remove the backing which I was able to re-use.  Snickers the was her usual helpful self…

Kitten helping with headboard makeover - UsingWhatYouHave.com

2.  Use Pattern, but Take Time to Center it: To get a professional look while working with pattern, the key is to line up the fabric centrally both vertically and horizontally.

3.  Take care with the Corners: Although it would save time and look fine to fold and staple the corners, I sewed the top corners to give this headboard a more tailored finish.

Finishing upholstery corners - UsingWhatYouHave.com

4.  Use Covered Buttons: The original upholstery used covered buttons and for a few extra dollars and a few extra minutes I think it was worth making covered buttons to improve the styling of the headboard, over ready-made.

Wrap up for Easy Headboard Makeover

I probably need to update the throw pillows to keep the look from being too boring, but this grey reupholstered headboard definitely contributes to the neutral color scheme.

You might also like the teen room bedroom makeover or a simple chair re-upholstery.

I was getting the pictures ready today and when I went to grab the collage I just created, I found one I created a month ago when I first started preparing this article, so I included both of them.

Tips for Reupholstering a Headboard - UsingWhatYouHave.com

Headboard reupholstery - UsingWhatYouHave.com

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