DIY Tufted Headboard

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It’s no secret that I love a good DIY project so when Buddy and I moved to the new farm, we knew we wanted to get a new bed…and try making our own headboard! We upgraded to a King-sized bed after sleeping on a queen that was almost older than the two of us combined (NOT good for the spinal column)!

We started researching tutorials and the most comprehensive one we found was a this one by “Kim’s Upholstery” on YouTube. She is SO legit and there is a series of videos that shows everything step-by-step.

Here’s a little peek at how we made our new headboard…we started with a paper outline with the shape we wanted. Then, we taped it to the wall to make sure we liked how it looked.

DIY Tufted Headboard-1I was in charge of making the buttons…it’s super easy with these kits!DIY Tufted Headboard-3Then Buddy cut out the wood templateDIY Tufted Headboard-4We used spray adhesive to glue the foam to the wood (we used two layers of foam).DIY Tufted Headboard-6Then came the late-night tufting…we stayed up until 1 in the morning (super late for us non-college students) just so we could finish! It got REALLY tedious treading the needle a million times! This was definitely the part of the project where we decided this would be the first and last tufted headboard we ever make! 🙂 DIY Tufted Headboard-8Here’s the final product…it’s definitely not perfect, but we’re happy with the way it turned out!…and because it’s DONE!DIY Tufted Headboard-12DIY Tufted Headboard-14DIY Tufted Headboard-15Happy Tufting!

  1. Well I’m certainly impressed! I think it turned out beautifully! What a neat project for you and your husband to do together, too.

  2. Leigh says:

    You guys are so talented! beautiful!!

  3. It looks amazing! I always wanted to try to do it myself. But I am definitely not that crafty or creative!

  4. Lauren Swann says:

    This is so much fun!! Love it!!

  5. Holly says:

    What the what?! It is awesome!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    It looks perfect to me (only you guys would know where the imperfections are) you did a GREAT job and should be proud of yourselves!

  7. elizabeth. says:

    It looks fabulous!! Thanks for sharing. =)

  8. Annamarie says:

    OH my gahhhh I need buddy to teach ryan how to make this….

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