One thing missing in my bedroom is a headboard. Well, there’s probably more than that missing, but it’s one of those things that’s on my wish list. I’ll either buy one eventually or more likely will make one. But until then, here’s what I came up as a quick and easy temporary headboard:
I am really quite happy with how it looks. So much so that I think the building of the headboard has slipped down on the to-do list a few notches ; )
It all started with this fabric from Online Fabrics. I’m just in love with that fabric.It was part of the swag that I got at the Haven Conference a few weeks ago. Thank you Online Fabrics! How did you know it would go so perfectly in my orange and aqua bedroom. Did you peek in my window???
There was a little over a yard and a half of the fabric – more than enough to cover three large canvases. I do believe there’s even enough left to cover a small pillow.
This is such an easy project. All you need are some canvases, fabric, and a staple gun. Oh, and command strips – love those!
I just cut a rectangle out of the fabric that was 2″ bigger than the canvas.
Then I laid the canvas on the wrong side of the fabric, wrapped the edges of the fabric to the back of the canvas (pulled the fabric, but not stretching it) and stapled with a staple gun. That’s it.
Add Command Strips for hanging and you’re done.
I like how it gives a finished look to that big expanse of orange wall!
Kelly Hedgespeth of Simply Kelly Designs says
I love how easy this is and it can be so easily customized! When I originally saw this on FB I thought you had painted the canvas.
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
What a great idea! I thought it was a painted canvas too! Love the color of that wall too!
Dianna L. says
This is a great idea! I think I need something like this in my bedroom 🙂 I have a headboard but it would look great on the wall above it.
I love it! What a brilliant idea that is so easy to create and customize to your bedscaping decor. I love your fabric choice. It is just as gorgeous as any print or painting. I normally am not too crazy about headboards but I really like this idea! Pinning!
Thank you Thea! It sure was fast and easy and lucky for me that the fabric matched my existing decor. Thanks for the pin, too!
Reema Marquez says
It’s doesn’t look a temporary headboard, the idea is great and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this easy to follow steps.
Love this idea!!! How has this headboard held up to sitting against it?
Thanks Taryn! The headboard is holding up very well – it’s very sturdy especially since I attached the the bench using pocket screws!
What size of bed was this for?
Jeanie Emmert says
These were above a queen sized bed.
I was looking for an idea when I found your page. I already had 3 extra canvas already stretched and a beautiful lenght of fabric I purchased @ Hilo Hatties on the Big Island!!! Thanks for the idea, it turned out perfect!