DIY Upholstered Box Spring and Headboard with Nail Head Trim
So quite a while back I was dying to get a new plush upholstered bed. I could not seem to find one that I liked and was in my budget. So I decided to make one myself!
I first measured the size of the box spring mattress to get the width of the headboard and to determine how much fabric I needed. Once I got my measurements I headed to the fabric store searching for a neutral but glamorous design.
I also got batting, and a couple rolls of nail head trim.
Next I headed to home depot and had them cut me a piece of 1/2″ plywood to my desired size. I also got a french cleat bracket to mount the headboard to the wall. You will also need a staple gun and staples, and a glue gun.
To make the box spring mattress I followed this how to…minus the furniture legs, I bought them but decided I liked the look without. I also had to use hot glue on the top side of my box spring because there was no wood to staple into.
The headboard was the easiest part. I simply covered the plywood with batting, and stapled it to the back side, placed the covered plywood on top of the fabric and tightly stapled the fabric. I next added the nail head trim about 1″ from the sides of the headboard. I recommend using the roll of trim, it was so simple and you only have to nail in every 5th rivet!
All of this was done for around $100. AND I had enough batting, fabric, and nail head trim left over to make a headboard for a twin sized bed in the guest room PLUS make a upholstered ottoman (Post Coming Soon!).
Everything worked great and has held up perfect for 9 months so far. I love the look of it, and I still can’t believe how easy it was!