Some people have a fear of DIY but there really isn’t any need. Following instructions carefully you will be surprised with what you can achieve. Channel 4’s Phil Spencer has come up with an easy to follow guide to make your own own headboard to create the perfect bedroom. Watch the video below:
I only wish I had followed this video when I attempted to make a headboard. This is how I created a headboard for our bedroom. You will need: MDF, wallpaper, wallpaper paste, and brackets to attach it to the wall.
It was a very simple process, I purchased a sheet of MDF, had it cut in store to the size I needed. I then wallpapered it, the same way as you would the walls. I then used picture hanging brackets to attach it the wall. It did its job, and looked great, but in time the paper started peeling, and the MDF started to bow, I perhaps should have primed it before applying wallpaper paste to it.
I wanted to achieve a hotel styled headboard, tall and dramatic to match our bedroom. At Christmas last year I draped fairy lights over it and it looked so cosy. Now this video by Phil Spencer has made me realise it is actually quite easy to create a proper headboard and still on a budget. So this month I will be using this video to create my own padded headboard, using thick golden yellow velvet I had my eye one. I will be showing you the after pictures on my Instagram.