I have seen a bunch of posts on Pinterest that were the inspirations for this project. This post has been two months in the making and I'm finally getting around to posting about it. I know…it's late but better late than never. Here is what our topless bed looked like before the headboard. Pretty plain and boring.
The materials list:
It doesn't look great but it'll do the job and I'll be covering it with fabric so it really doesn't matter what it looks like underneath. I then sprayed the wood with spray adhesive. And applied pressure to the foam 'til it stuck real good. Then came the fun part. I will preface this with the fact that I did this at the end of the day and "thought" it's was going to be a quick project. I'll refrain from using that kind of thinking in the future.
And close up…to see the damage:
I don't remember now if I intentionally removed the 2nd leg or if it came off on its own but either way this poor guy was legless for a majority of the stapling, which ended up being much easier to manage.
I worked around the rough spots and got everything all stapled and in place before calling for help. I have been told/shown how to use the power drill (a few times) but it never seems to work for me (that's right…I'll blame it on the drill). So Matt came down to help me out and he saved the day by drilling new holes and screwing in the legs. The headboard has two legs again and a pretty new outfit to boot:
But we figure that only people creepin' on the side of our house will see the back, and well there shouldn't be any weirdos creepin' on the side of the house so I think we are all good. So even though my this-should-only-take-45-minutes project turned into about a two hour ordeal and I had to bring in reinforcements it was worth it in the end we are very happy with our new padded headboard, it brings a lot of color to our room and keeps our pillows from sliding off the top of the bed and also allows for plenty of light and air to come in when the window is open:
Have you tried to recover a headboard? How did it go?