How To Make A DIY Channel Tufted Headboard (& How Our Daughter’s Room Is Coming Alongside)


After the use of our favourite approach to make a easy headboard for our son’s room closing week, we if truth be told had sufficient leftover fabrics to take a look at out a brand new trick in our daughter’s room – which yielded a fully loose headboard for her. 3 cheers for $zero tasks, proper? Particularly since she helped us settle at the design and make it, so it’s now not best comfortable to lean again on (you understand that serve as is my love language), however she’s additionally tremendous into the completed end result as a result of she had a hand in it. Actually.









Sooner than we dive into that how-to, we discovered you haven’t observed how her room has formed up since we moved in. In the event you forgot, it gave the impression of this once we first noticed the home.









Identical to with our son’s room, we found out shall we vault the ceilings to make the room really feel extra spacious (there was once not anything however an empty attic above this room and the roof all the time sloped this manner – so not anything structural needed to occur). Plus shall we switch out the popcorn ceilings for a plank + beam glance whilst we have been at it. This all were given accomplished via our contractor whilst we have been nonetheless dwelling in Virginia, which is once we were given growth pics like the only underneath (right here’s a put up filled with different growth pictures & information on how we renovated this home from afar).





And right here’s what it looks as if now, a little bit over two months of dwelling right here. It’s virtually completely filled with issues that we already had. You could acknowledge the rug from our youngsters’ artwork room in our closing home. The nightstands are from the purple home. The wardrobe (now not visual, nevertheless it’s at the reverse wall) and the bedside lamps are from her outdated bed room.








pendant mild | curtains | curtain rod & rings | rug | mattress body | cover | nightstand | paint: SW Natural White

We simply got a pendant mild and a few window coverings (listed below are the curtains, the curtain rings, and the curtain rod), in conjunction with the mattress body, which is the one new piece of furnishings. As we discussed in this podcast, we selected it as a result of she’d get three aspects of under-bed garage for books & toys. It amazes me how a lot stuff suits beneath there thank you to 8 complete cubbies that accommodate boxes of the whole thing from video games and Legos to toys and books, books, and extra books.




pendant mild | curtains | curtain rod & rings | rug | mattress | cover | nightstand | bedside lamps

Once we got the home we to start with had some reservations about having an external door in a youngsters room (would teenage sneak-outs happen?) and deliberate to change it out for a pleasant giant window. However we added a protected deadbolt in conjunction with a type of powerful whole-house alarm techniques that screams if this door is open even part an inch (or ever will get smashed). The sudden plus aspect is that we discovered in a hearth she and her brother – who each sleep in this aspect of the home – may just simply stroll outdoor. We’d nonetheless believe changing it to a window someday (if not anything else for extra furnishings placement choices) nevertheless it feels great & protected for now.




woven mild | curtains | curtain rod & rings | rug | mattress body | cover | nightstand | gold frames

Ok, however I mentioned this put up was once a couple of headboard, didn’t I? Let’s get to it.









Floating her mattress beneath the window made essentially the most sense within the room, nevertheless it didn’t go away a lot area for a store-bought headboard. We’re no strangers to placing a headboard in entrance of a window (like we did within the duplex right here) however this didn’t appear to be the precise scenario for that.









After making our son’s headboard, we had a good quantity of scrap cloth – however not anything sufficiently big to be “headboard-sized.” However we discovered shall we piece them in combination to possibly check out a glance that I later realized was once referred to as “channel tufting” – kinda like this headboard or this headboard.








mattress body | cover | nightstand | gold frames | bedside lamp

So we introduced within the dressmaker (aka: our ten-year-old) for a seek the advice of. We confirmed her pictures of quite a lot of vertical and horizontal channel headboards and he or she made up our minds on horizontal and sought after 3 panels that confirmed above the mattress (which if truth be told intended that we must make 4 of them since they lengthen all of the approach underneath the bed to the highest of the mattress body to stay issues from falling again there).

So we minimize 4 similar strips of scrap plywood (leftover from any other fresh challenge!) the use of a round noticed. In our case, they each and every measured 39″ huge by way of 7″ tall, figuring out that the batting + cloth would upload any other half of″ to each and every one among them finally.





Then the method was once similar to another DIY upholstered headboard we’ve made. The one distinction on this case is that you just’re upholstering each and every piece for my part earlier than attaching the whole thing. So get started by way of slicing, wrapping, and stapling two layers of batting round your minimize picket panels. You’ll contain your kid within the slicing and stapling in the event that they’re sufficiently old to maintain it (and feature the hand energy for the stapler).





Your next step is simply to copy that procedure once more together with your cloth. We’ve got extra guidelines in closing week’s put up, together with the way to deal with corners and a reminder to take into account of your cloth trend (for those who’ve were given one). That’s particularly necessary on this utility since it’s possible you’ll need to be sure that your trend strains up throughout your other items. However for our cloth it wasn’t a priority.





As soon as each and every piece is upholstered, you must be left with one thing like this.





There are possibly quite a lot of techniques for attaching them, however we simply used two different items of scrap plywood that we nailed (after which screwed) around the again on both sides – kind of as a connector that spans all 4 planks. Make certain that your nails and screws don’t seem to be lengthy sufficient to move throughout the upholstered plywood strips (you don’t need them to return out the opposite aspect of the picket or you could really feel them via your batting & cloth).





As you’ll be able to see from the photograph above, to verify they have been properly covered up, we simply shoved ours towards the wall whilst we did this to stay our edge even. I additionally suggest in reality pushing the items tightly in combination as you connect them to make sure there’s no hole between them.

Then you’ll be able to dangle your headboard for your wall in no matter way you favor, like by way of attaching some D-rings to it or, what we did, which was once: slicing a “cleat” the use of your round or desk noticed with the blade set at an attitude (additionally they promote pre-made cleats). You’ll see extra about how we make our personal cleat again in this put up.





As I discussed, you best in reality see 3 of the upholstered channels above the bed, however we deliberately made a fourth one so the headboard would lengthen all of the approach underneath the bed to the highest of the mattress (which you’ll be able to see within the photograph underneath since I driven the bed over just a little). So for those who’re making plans such a for your own home, make sure you believe how the headboard pertains to this space. Infrequently if a headboard stops proper on the bed it might go away some gaps that you just want you had accounted for.




mattress body | cover | nightstand | gold frames | bedside lamp

That is what it looks as if when the bed is driven again into position, so it wouldn’t were tremendous glaring if we hadn’t added that fourth panel, however keeping off that hole between the ground of the headboard & the highest of the mattress body feels extra well-planned, so we’re satisfied we took the time to make 4 of them.









There’s extra to this room that we need to display you – together with some massive canvas art work that we DIYed a body for (it’s really easy and we liked the outcome such a lot that we straight away made one for any other massive piece of artwork that we’ve got). Plus an enormous colourful painted wall remedy at the back of the wardrobe that we will be able to’t wait to proportion. However that’s an educational for any other day. Simply know that we strategically cropped a couple of issues (like two complete partitions) out of this put up to keep away from giving for free the wonder…

We’re additionally going to take some pictures of our rest room for you too, so there’s quite a lot of stuff within the pipeline. However for now I’ll go away you with this room’s transformation one closing time, as a result of vaulting the ceiling was once some of the very best issues shall we ever do for this area. In particular person it actually feels two times as giant. Sooner than…









…and now!









It’s humorous how a horizontal photograph cuts off part of the room when it used to seize the entire darn factor.









Ah that’s higher.

P.S. To apply in conjunction with our complete reno of this home, you’ll be able to see each and every unmarried replace we’ve made proper right here in this FL Area archive.

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