ONE ROOM CHALLENGE- HOW TO DIY A HEADBOARD UNDER $100

This is week 3 of the one room challenge and I get to DIY a headboard. Before I can get into it, I would like to take a second to welcome those that are new to the Blog. Welcome to the Lifestyle Loft family. You might be wondering what the one room challenge is? We got you covered. The First blog post that went out in week 1 will get you all caught up.

For those that are returning, hope you had an amazing week. Last week, I had put up a moodboard, to give a general idea on my inspiration. Mid century modern vibes are on my mind lately. So I put together a mix of mid century modern furniture and accents and added some colour to my white bland room. Want to see more check out my moodboard here. Last week, I listed some of the things that I wanted to tackle. On the list, a new headboard, repurposed furniture, accent wall, painting and sourcing accessories.

PREP

This week I began by knocking one of the things on my to do list, my headboard. Because my headboard, will set the tone of the room. I had sourced the fabric and revealed the fabric last week. While working on the headboard, I also began working on the accent wall. Which you will get to see on the wall behind my headboard.

Before we can get into all the juicy details, I am going to stop here and mention something that I did not state earlier. When I decided to take on this challenge, I decided that I was going to tackle it with a budget in mind. Hence the DIY Headboard. With that in mind, I set out to gather all the material that I needed to construct my headboard.

With that in mind, I am going to share with you how I DIY my headboard. Hopefully you will be inspired to do yours too. I currently have a full bed and therefore all the sizing is catered to a full bed. Don’t be alarmed, what your will need to do is change measurement to your size of bed.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  1. OSB Board
  2. Two 2 X 4 Pieces of Lumber
  3. Four Flat Corner Braces – 3 Inch (Depending on Your Size of Bed, You might need bigger. Consult your hardware store)
  4. Two T Plate Braces– 4 Inch
  5. Four Mending Plates– 4 Inch
  6. Spray Adhesive
  7. Pack of Wood Screws- 8 x 1 preferred or 8 x 1 1/4.
  8. Foam/ mattress Topper
  9. Batting
  10. Decorative Nails ( If desired). I got this on sale and they might drive the cost to $150. But as for the rest of the materials, are all under $100.
  11. Fabric

TOOLS THAT YOU WILL NEED

  1. Drill
  2. Staple Gun and Staples
  3. Ruler
  4. Hammer ( Decorative Nails)

HEAD BOARD BASE

A. Cut OSB Board and 2 X 4 Pieces of lumber to size. Keep in mind your desired height. For the headboard in my room, these are the dimensions;

  1. OSB board- 56 inches length and 48 inches height
  2. 2 X 4 Pieces of lumber- 48 inches height.

B. Layout the pieces to confirm size

C. Spray Face of OSB Board with Adhesive and place the Foam/ Mattress Topper. This will be the front of your headboard

D. Spray Foam with Adhesive and Wrap With Batting, Face and Back of the OSB Board. This will protect your fabric from the OSB Board and while give the Final layer of cushion For the Padded Front.

E. Wrap Fabric Around the Poles. Make Sure That you are pulling enough For definition and not too much to cause the fabric to rip.

F. Add Decorative Nails. This step is only necessary if you desire decorative nails.

YOU ARE READY TO ASSEMBLE

  1. Lay and align all the pieces on the floor or you bench.
  2. Nail on your decorative nails.
  3. Attach the Flat Corner Braces
  4. Screw in the T Plate Braces
  5. Attach the Mending braces.

Voila! Headboard is complete. See Finished results. Signing a disclaimer, the green tape that you see on the wall is the prep work on the accent wall. Come back next week to see the progress. Disregard the messy, uneven taped wall for now.

This is my second headboard that I have attempted to build. The first one is here below. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I did want something simple as the accent wall will be the focal point of the space.

This was a fun project, and I hope that it inspires you to DIY a headboard of your own. Join us next week as we head into week 4 of the Challenge. Where you will get to work on the accent wall. Until next time, Have an awesome rest of the week.

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2 Comments

  1. October 23, 2019 / 4:00 am

    I love the riveting! And excited to see what you are creating on that wall behind!

    • thelifestyleloft
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      October 24, 2019 / 5:24 pm

      Hi Jenasie, My accent wall proved to be little more challenging that I anticipated.And had to switch things around, but it worked out in the end. Its not what I had in mind but that’s okay, I will just have to make due with that I currently have. What are you working on?

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