Steps to Reupholster Your Bed Headboard

If you want to give your bedroom a makeover, reupholstering your bed headboard is a great way to update your bed with a new modern twist. The best part is that you don’t need any special skills and with our method, no sewing is required either.

By following our simple steps to reupholster you bedroom, you can have whole the job completed in a couple of hours! 

Steps to reupholster your bed headboard

Step one is to make sure you have the necessary tools and materials. 

You need the following tools:

  • A screw driver
  • Knife ( a bread knife will do)
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric scissors
  • Staple Gun

You need the following materials:

  • Headboard
  • Footboard
  • Side rails
  • Upholstery fabric 
  • Upholstery foam
  • Double sided carpet tape
  • Batting
  • Spray glue
  • Staples
  • Fabric glue

Step 2: First up take your bed to pieces, disassembling all the components. Take a photo to remember how it fits together. 

Step 3: Cover the headboard with upholstery foam. Make sure that all the areas you are reupholstering are evenly covered with the foam. Use the knife to cut it into the exact shape. Omit the areas with screw holes or areas that need to be fitted together or the foam will prevent you putting the bed back together again. 

Step 4: stick the foam to the headboard with the double sided carpet tape. 

Step 5: Wrap each piece in batting. This is the layer that gives the upholstery a cushioned surfaced. If you want it to be ultra-plush use two layers of batting. Leave around 8 inches of batting around the edges. You will need this extra material to fix the batting in place. Cut off any excess batting with the scissors. 

Step 6: Secure the batting with a combination of staples and glue. Work through the process by spraying the batting surface with glue. Work through the area one piece at the time until it is covered, pressing down on each section as you go to ensure that it sticks. 

Then move to the back of the headboard and fix in place with the staples. Place the staples about an inch away from the edge, keeping the material taut. 

Step 7: Now fix the fabric into position. Cut each piece of fabric to size, leaving an added 8 inches in the same way as when you fitted the batting. 

Position the fabric on the floor with the pattern side down. Place the bed pieces on the fabric and fix in place with the staple gun.  Always staple as close to the edge as possible and position the staples around 4 inches apart. As when fixing the foam in place, avoid any areas where you need to join the bed pieces together. 

Step 8: Now reassemble the bed. You may need to refer back to your photos in order to see how it all fits together. 

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