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.
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.
Top 4 Tips for Reupholstering a Headboard
- 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…
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.
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.
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.