A couple of years back, we decided to build an Ikea wardrobe in our room. We actually covered a window, I know that is terrible, but we had no choice. Our closets are tiny. I will post a picture soon of our closets. We had been using my husbands furniture from before we got married. It was huge and with our new closet, they had to go. We bought the Ikea Hopen Bed because of its low profile and small nightstands. The set has turned out to be great. Problem is, I don't want any more 'sets'. After posting about my inspiration, I knew I could do this. Here is a picture of our bed.
First step, after measuring the size of headboard that you want, lay out 3 layers of batting on the floor and cut the measurement leaving about 4 inches on each side to fold over.
Once the entire board was covered, we sat it on our counter top and we were ready to apply the nailhead trim. I ordered the Nickel Nailhead Trim kit online from DIY Upholstery Supply for about $17.00 plus $13.00 in shipping. I figured this would be much easier than using individual nailheads. Using the nailhead trim, you only have to hammer in every 5 nails. It is also easier to keep a straight line.
My husband helped me with this part. He was awesome! He is a bit of a perfectionist and really knows his way around tools. We had one small glitch and I think it had to do with our fabric choice. You can see in the second nail in the picture below there a little bit of a tear. When hammering in the nail with a mallet, it bent the nail causing it to dig into the vinyl. It tore. I am planning on getting a vinyl repair kit at an auto parts store.
Done! It came out great. As mentioned above we have the Ikea Hopen Bed. The headboard was super easy to take off. My husband just took off the screws that were attached to the bed. Yes, that is dust you see there, gross, and great for the allergies.
The headboard rests on the bed frame perfectly.
Vinyl Fabric in Whisper White-Joann's Fabric $20.00 on sale with extra 15% coupon (about 2 yards)
Batting 4oz weight 10 yard roll from Joann Fabrics $6.00 on sale with extra 15% coupon
Plywood scrap wood from Home Depot $4.00
Nailhead trim from DIY Upholstery $30.00 (due to shipping costs)
Total Cost $60.00
This project was surprisingly simple. We could have finished it in an afternoon. We took a little longer just to get ourselves working. My husband was awesome, no he is awesome. I was so thankful and he didn't even complain about doing this little project. Whew! Only problem is, now I want to redo my room. Why does this always happen. What do you think?
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