DIY Slipcovered Headboard

January 19, 2011 at 8:13 AM 1 comment

I found a project yesterday over on Martha Stewart that seems like a very easy DIY to update an old headboard and footboard:

One of the keys is to use thick fabric.  You simply hem the entire slipcover fabric so that it fits over the headboard and footboard then make small strips and attach to slipcover as tabs to tie onto headboard and footboard.  For more detailed directions, click here.

To make the look a bit more modern than the picture shown above, you could paint the headboard and footboard a fun color and use a more modern fabric, like this:

Bengal fabric from LS Fabrics

For another animal print – I love this one…


Sudan available at LS Fabrics.

Or how cute would a glossy white headboard with this fabric for a little girl’s room be?

Fretwork from LS Fabrics

Or one for a little boy’s room, you could paint the headboard blue and use this fabric:


Stacks fabric available here.

The possibilities really are endless.  I find this to be an easy way to spruce up an old headboard and footboard you may have grown tired of.  What do you think?

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  • 1. Katy  |  January 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    I’m glad I came back to the page as the pcitures weren’t working, but now they are. This is my kind of DIY, SO easy and looks great!


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