Create an upholstered bedhead
Remember back in September when we made our custom upholstered bedhead that looks like this:
Well we were so rushed, and quite frankly learning as we went along, so unfortunately we didn’t do a step by step tutorial for the blog. Many of you have asked though so when I came across a tutorial on Better Homes and Garden’s website today, I thought I must share it with you all. Check it out here. Ours differs slightly in that we used wadding over the top of our foam instead of lining fabric. I find it gives it a bit more of a softer look and also softens the edges of the MDF so the fabric doesn’t get damaged. We also did ours in a custom size (122cm high by 156cm wide and sits just above the top mattress) to get the height that we wanted. It’s a bit trickier as you need to rework the placement of the holes.
The other trick is in the hanging. It’s very heavy when complete so you are going to want something strong. You could go and buy fancy brackets but here is a cheap and efficient alternative. Take two pieces of pine wood almost the length of the bedhead and cut a diagnal bit off the top of each like so:
Attach ‘A’ to the bedhead and attach ‘B’ to the wall (with wallmates if you are screwing into plasterboard) and then you just slide ‘A’ over ‘B’ so it hooks on. Easy!
If you decide to give it a go, email us some pics of your achievement to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them on the blog.