I decided to go with an upholstered headboard and when I saw the nail head trim detail on Freckles Chick's headboard, it was love at first sight. I've been drooling over many similar headboards at some of the nicer stores but they were well outside of our price range - a girl can dream though, right? You can find them at Restoration Hardware (mucho dinero), Williams Sonoma (muy mucho dinero), and even Crate and Barrel (muy muy much dinero) but they cost over a $1,000 for a king size! The hubby laughed but when I showed him I could do it myself for under a $100 bucks he was like wow - it looks like a bed at a high end hotel, I knew he loved it as much as I did.
Above: Williams Sonoma Version
First I had to take some measurements and decided to go with a headboard size of 77" x 36" and decided to head to Calico Corners first to look at fabric and was that ever a trip! They have the most gorgeous fabrics that I have ever seen and some were quite pricey but there were also lots of affordable choices too.
Next I had to purchase the rest of the supplies and here's a breakdown:
- 3 yards of Linen fabric from Calico Corners - $22.47 (it was 50% off - whoo hoo)
- 3 yards of Quilter's batting - $13.31
- Nail head trim - $14.99
- Plywood 1/2" thick - $17.21 (Home Depot cut it for me for free)
- Stapler and staples - $24.78
- Grand Total = $92.76
When it comes to the corners, just wrap it like a present and continue stapling away. Are you getting tired yet?......my hand sure was!