Some Sundays you do laundry, others you build a headboard.

Ever since our big renovations (September last year) we have not own a headboard.  Of all the things on my list to go buy a headboard just never seemed to make it to the top of the list. Through the past few months we have seen a few that we liked & was very close to buying a CorriCraft one but in the end it was “meh”.

SO last Sunday we got up and said “how hard could it be” and decided to simply build one. Well Oscar kinda did most of the work. I got to play with the staple gun.

Turns out it not hard. At all.

You need :

Material, something thick-ish



Chip Board

Staple Gun



It really is as simple as it looks. Spread the glue thinly on the board and lightly push the sponge down. Not too hard as you don’t want the glue to soak in. Also, don’t use a lot of glue.

headboard 1


Once your sponge is stuck to your board, take a bread knife (serrated works best) and just cut the excess sponge off.

Repeat until the board is covered in sponge.


headboard 2


Now shape the edge of the sponge into a beveled edge for the material to over and “round” the edges.

Take the material and lay it down on a flat surface. Put the sponge covered board on top and sit on the board pushing the sponge down. This makes it super easy to cover.

Al that’s left is to fold in the material and staple gun it to the back. Nice and tightly.

I don’t have photos of this step because I was helping here and got really into playing with that staple gun. 


Mount it on the wall and DONE.

A headboard.

headboard 3


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  • annette

    A person at 66 needs 1 of those

    April 14, 2014 - 3:49 pm Reply
  • mishaconradie

    That looks flipping stunning! How did you get the crease thing in the middle? Did you cover 2 separate boards or something? And how big is the board? Does it go all the way down to the floor or did you literally mount it mid-wall like a painting? Amazing job!

    April 15, 2014 - 3:19 am Reply
    • greenlydia

      Thanks darling. It is 2 boards. 2 perfect squares. Mounted mid wall.

      April 15, 2014 - 6:57 am Reply

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