But in the meantime, I thought I'd share my process, at least thus far!
First, I gathered all the materials. I needed:
2" foam, large enough to cover headboard
plywood, I used 1/4" thick (don't go too thick)
fabric, large enough to cover headboard with extra hanging over, and something that doesn't tear easily
self-covering buttons, as many as you want for the headboard
hi-loft batting (again enough to cover the headboard and hang over)
adhesive (I used gorilla glue)
stake to push through the foam (I used chopsticks!! worked perfectly!!)
drill w/ drill bits
First, you'll need to figure out how large and what shape you want for your headboard. Curves will be more difficult, so keep that in mind. I chose a very large 4'x6' rectangle headboard. I wanted a more classic look, because my idea is to put a very intricate stencil pattern on the same wall as the headboard. :)
Once you choose your size, you'll need to get the plywood cut, or cut it yourself. This was also a deciding factor to me, since I don't have a jigsaw. Also, quite honestly, they terrify me! Ha! I'm quite clumsy so a motorized blade, well, let's just say we wouldn't be friends! Easy cuts you can get done at your local hardware store, so that was for me!
Once you get your plywood cut to your shape, you need to start marking where the buttons will be. Make sure your measurements all line up! I measured, marked, measure again and then measured diagonally as well to be sure everything would line up. I also used a level to be sure my lines were straight. Then I had a helper...
Mark the places that the buttons will go with a sharpie marker.
Then you can start the drilling. No pictures of this, because it was done outside, and it was cold so I was trying to hurry!
After drilling the holes, you start to glue the foam down. I tried spray adhesive first.
That didn't seem to work very well, so I broke out the gorilla glue. That worked!!! I had to let the foam sit for a day though, just to be sure it set. Definitely didn't want the foam coming apart.
After you get your fabric laid out, well, here comes the
Too be continued.......