Monday, August 16, 2010

Make An Upholstered Headboard For A Wrought Iron Bedframe

A wrought iron bed frame can provide a classic, sophisticated look for your bedroom. However, this type of bed frame may not include a headboard, which would make your bedroom appear incomplete. You can make your own upholstered headboard that attaches to the bedroom wall to complete the look of your bed. A simple upholstered headboard does not require sewing, and can be moved if you decide to change the configuration of your bedroom. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Measure the width of your wrought iron bed frame with a tape. The headboard should be about 2 inches wider than the frame.

2. Cut a sheet of foam core board to the width of the bed frame with utility knife, using a metal straightedge as a guide to obtain a straight cut.

3. Lay three sheets of fusable fleece over the foam core board. Trim the fleece to the dimensions of the foam core board with scissors.

4. Lay a pressing cloth over the fusable fleece. Press the cloth with a warm iron to fuse the sections of fleece together, and to fuse the sections to the foam core board.

5. Measure fabric about 4 inches larger than the foam core board, and cut the fabric with scissors. Place the foam core board, fleece side down, on the fabric. Attach fabric adhesive strips to the perimeter of the fabric and fold the edges tightly over the back of the foam core board.

6. Measure and cut a section of fabric 2 inches smaller than the foam core board. Attach fabric adhesive strips around the perimeter and lay the fabric over the back of the foam core board so that it overlaps the edges of the fabric folded from the front.

7. Measure and cut hook-and-loop tape for the perimeter of the headboard. Remove the paper backing from the hook side of the tape and press it onto the back of the headboard.

8. Remove the paper backing from the loop side of the hook-and-loop tape. Position the headboard on the wall over the wrought iron bed frame and press the headboard into place.

Tags: core board, foam core, foam core board, iron frame, wrought iron