DIY Hanging Headboard

I'm on my way to having my first ever guest room! Another one of my 4 children are moving on and I'm getting an empty room! Since she is taking everything from her room with her, I'm in need of some new furniture including a headboard...

grain sack headboard and matching pillow


I'm trying not to have to spend a fortune on this room since I am helping my daughter furnish her new place and working on a new kitchen too.   


The first thing I need to get is a bed for the new guest room. 


Truth be told I have a snoring husband and this might just end up to be my escape room. 


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I've been debating on a mattress and simple bed frame or a whole new bed with headboard


In an attempt to do this on the cheap I decided to go for just a simple frame and mattress


If you're in the market, I've read every review and have done the research! 


I decided to build a DIY headboard instead of buy one!


I made this one once before when another daughter needed a headboard


antique door headboard


We built a beautiful wooden headboard from an antique door. 


I searched Pinterest for headboard ideas and I saw a simple stretched canvas headboard that hangs on the wall. 


I could do this! 


I looked around my workshop for wood I could use but found only an old framed mirror made a while back. 


wooden frame from a mirror


I had an idea and removed the mirror. 


I was left with a frame the perfect size for a full size headboard. 


I made this mirror a while back with straight cuts and these metal connectors to hold the corners in place. 


connectors for a frame


I looked through my fabric collection and found a grain sack fabric I purchased from Decor Steals several years ago, there was just enough and it was a great neutral! 


grain sack fabric with blue stripes


I thought about padding the headboard but in the end didn't think it was entirely necessary. 


I cut the grain sack fabric to size then ironed the fabric to eliminate any wrinkles. 


Next I stretched the fabric around the frame. 


stapling fabric around the frame


I used a staple gun to attach the fabric all the way around.


It was a little difficult using horizontal striped fabric because I needed to be sure the lines stayed straight as I stretched. 


I lined up the fabric lines with the inside of the frame as I went to keep the lines straight. 


When I got to the corners I trimmed the fabric so I wouldn't end up with bunched up fabric. 


hospital corners on the frame


I created hospital corners then stapled the fabric tightly on the back. 


creating hospital corners on the frame


That's all it took to create a headboard that can easily hang on the wall above the bed. 


corners of the frame with fabric

grain sack headboard


While I was at it I made a simple matching pillow with the grain sack stripes going in the opposite direction. 


grain sack pillow


I'm patiently waiting to finish the room but for now I'm going with a simple headboard and pillow project! 


Grain sack headboard and matching pillow


The bedroom is a work in progress but here is a peek at the headboard in action. 


headboard on the wall


I added 2 D rings to the back of the headboard and hung it on the wall like a picture! 


DIY headboard in guest room


This was an easy project and it cost me nothing. 


headboard and pillow set


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2 pillows and headboard

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .

Comments

  1. thank you for sharing this! Love the texture of the grain sack!

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  2. This is awesome, Susan. You are ridiculously creative. Enjoy your escape...I mean guest room! ha!!

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  3. This is great. I love the grain sack idea too. Enjoy your new room.

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  4. What a great idea for a bed with no headboard! The grain sack makes such a nice and unique focal point.

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  5. The best DIYs are always so simple and easy but so incredibly effective. And your headboard fits that bill completely. It's lovely, Susan.

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  6. Wonderful DIY Susan and I love that grain sack fabric! I'm sure you'll have many a restful night there - lol :)

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  7. This is a beautiful DIY. The ticking fabric makes a beautiful headboard, Susan!

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    1. Thank you so much! Grain sack is my favorite :)

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  8. I love this fabric m it one of my favorite design with the blue stripe. Beautiful job

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    1. Thanks so much Maria! I love how easy it was to make!

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  9. You did such a great job, Susan, and I love the fabric!

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    1. Thank you so much Marty! It was so easy to do and looks great in my spare room.

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  10. I really love this headboard, the fabric is simple yet effective. It all look great.

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    1. Thanks so much Anita! Easy and almost free!

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  11. I love your fabric choice. Where can I purchase this fabric?

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    1. Hi Kippi thanks so much for visiting! I purchased yardage from Decor Steals when they had a special several years ago.

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  12. Well done. Trying to redo as kids leave home and need help is a balancing act!

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    1. Yep! Redoing a bunch of rooms now that we are almost empty nesters :)

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