So we took some old antiques from my parents but needed a headboard that would fit in this awkward space.
So the solution was easy - make my own custom headboard to fit perfectly in the space. How do you do such a thing you ask? You may be asking the wrong person but I will share what I threw together.
You will need:
Plywood cut to size
Bracket for hanging
First you staple the foam to the plywood.
Isn't the picture so informative....ha.
Then you staple the fabric over it.
My lovely baby sister Kate came over to help because it is soo much easier when you have more hands. The fabric needs to be very tight.
Lastly, you measure out the location of the decorative nails if you want to use them and then carefully nail them in creating a nice tufting effect. Or you could line the headboard with nails instead. Lots of opportunities to customize it.
A real grown-up bed!
And all for $40!!