A few weeks ago, I wrote that my husband and I were working on making a fabric headborad for our bedroom for our first year anniversary. Well, we finished it and it is now hanging on our wall. I got the directions from the DIY website here.
We purchased the plywood at our local home depot store. They also cut the wood acording to our measurments for us. This made the plywood square and I wanted round design, so my father in law cut the shape for me and drilled the holes for the buttons.
We also purchased the fabric, a blue textile fabric with a thick texture. My husband chose a white satin fabric to make the fabric buttons out of which was a great chioce because the satin was thin and easy to move into the buttons.
We wanted to make the headboard soft and smooshy so we got a foam mattress pad and folded it twice to place under the batting. We also used large, long staples so they would go through all the layers.
Putting the buttons through the headboard was the hardest part of the project and took both of us. I pushed the thread through the hole while he pulled it through tightly to make the button pushed in. He had to hold it tight while I staled and taped the button.
To hang the headboard we used mounting hinges or mounting hooks which are working great. Overall I am very happy and pleased with the finished product.