So yesterday I showed you my Guest Bedroom makeover. My favorite part of the room is the DIY fireplace mantel upholstered headboard. It’s definitely the focal point of the bedroom and adds so much to the space.
So how did this idea start? Well I first purchased this old fireplace mantel off Craigslist for $30 last Fall. My hope was to put it in our Master Bedroom as a faux fireplace, kinda like here. But since I had no immediate plans for a Master Bedroom makeover and I desperately needed a new headboard for the Guest Bedroom that was under construction… well, my mind started spinning.
The first thing I did was spray paint the entire fireplace mantel white (well almost all of it). Before I finished, we carried it up two flights of stairs to the master bedroom but it seemed a little short behind the bed. I wanted something GINORMOUS. So we extended the legs with some 1x4s and finished up the painting.
Then I purchased one bag of quilt batting and picked out some fabulous fabric (I also purchased enough for the DIY window board valance we made in the Guest Bedroom).
I used my staple gun to attach the batting evenly around the board (the batting was wrapped around the back of the board, I stapled on both sides so it wouldn’t slip and gather at the bottom of the headboard or look lopsided).