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DIY Upholstered Queen Headboard

Happy Tuesday friends!

Hope you guys had a great weekend.  I am really excited to show you the WHOLE bed I built for my sister.  I shared the Queen Platform Bed several days ago, and now I am here to show you the upholstered headboard we made to go with it.

Ana made me a perfect plan to match a beautiful upholstered headboard I found at Pottery Barn.

You can find the full plan for this headboard HERE at Ana’s site.  This is one of the easiest builds I have done and I would love to share a few money saving tips with you!

For my back board I used 1/2″ MDF.  I just had the nice man at Lowe’s cut it for me to Ana’s plan size to save me time.

For my foam backing I used this mattress topper from Wal-Mart.  It is only $10… Whoop!

I cut it down and attached it to my MDF like this…

Here is the batting I used.

Pottery Barn uses linen for their headboard.  I feel like you can achieve the same look for much less cost going with canvas drop cloth.  I used this $5 one from Lowe’s.

Stapled to the board…

Before attaching my side pieces I stained them first.  I used our ver favorite stain for this bed.

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut

This stuff is the best.  It dries faster and only requires 1 coat… Woohoo!  You can get it at Lowe’s.  You can also follow Rust-Oleum on Facebook and Pinterest for fun and inspirational project ideas!

Here are my boards drying…

After attaching those boards I attached the side trim and top and stained them after attaching.  Want to see it all finished??

Hope you like it!

It was so much fun building it for her!

 Make sure to check out Ana’s site for the full plans on this headboard!

Many of you ask us questions about tools all the time. We are so excited to share a new tool with you later in the week!  We will also be giving one of them away to a reader!  Stay tuned for that ;-)!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
It would make my day for you to pin this and share it below ;-)!!  Have a great day!

~Whitney

34 Comments

  1. Natalie Baumgartner on August 6, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I am going to make one for a King size bed, wall mount and would love to have your Shopping list to also include the cuts for that size.LOVE the design and hope that I can find similar for King on your or Ana’s website so that i can duplicate your success.

  2. Natalie on August 6, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    I am going to make one for a King size bed, wall mount and would love to have your Shopping list to also include the cuts for that size.LOVE the design and hope that I can find similar for King on your or Ana’s website so that i can duplicate your success.

  3. Brooke Traylor Smith on January 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve built this bed and headboard to the letter from ana’s site but she isn’t clear on how to attach the headboard and I need help! Please!
    On her site it shows the headboard lining up with the outside edge of the bed when it clearly does not. I bought an L shaped bracket but since it doesn’t line up with the edge of the bed how in the world can I attach it? (Can’t attach to the wall)
    Thank you!

  4. Rhonda Williamson on March 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Did anyone ever find the plans for the headboard?

    • Buxton56 on August 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      The plans are in Ana White’s website

  5. Amanda Eley on December 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    The plans for the headboard do not seem to be available anymore… is there anyway to get them?

    • Buxton56 on August 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      The plans are on Ana White’s website

  6. Amanda Parker Tillman on January 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I LOVE this! I have found other plans online but they were WAY too many steps. This is straightforward and easy to follow. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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