Diy Abode Staging Tips

Need a panduan for a DIY headboard?

No job.There'sec a gazillion of them in blogland.

But I wanted to blueprint a headboard that was perfect for staging a sleeping accommodation. I wanted it to live --
  • Lightweight and then it could be moved easily when you lot move
  • Self-supporting and then yous don't mess upwardly your newly painted walls with hanging hardware
  • Inexpensive so yous don't spend money you could function for other habitation staging decor
  • Quick in addition to slow to brand because you accept plenty to make getting your abode ready to sell
  • Attractive enough to live the focal bespeak of a sleeping room , and add value to your abode

Let me give credit to Chaney for pointing me in the right management alongside the headboard she made on her blog , MayRicherFullerBe. Her version gibe all my criteria for a headboard perfect for staging.

These are the supplies you'll postulate to make a headboard for a double bed. My full cost was $76 , a peachy price for a headboard that tall too wide.



  • ii ten-foot two 10 4s
  • iv- ten eight-human foot canvass of three/sixteen-inch hardboard (wall paneling)
  • 24 one-inch paneling nails
  • iv zinc corner braces with screws
  • Hammer , screwdriver
  • ii Yards of cloth at least 54 inches wide 
  • i-inch thick foam for extra long twin bed ( 39 x eighty inches)
  • 2 1/iv yards quilt batting , 110 inches wide
  • Stapler and staples
  • Yardstick or measuring record , pair of scissors
  • Spray adhesive or painters tape


When you purchase the 2 ten 4s , have the store cut them into four lengths , each 55 inches. You'll accept about waste matter. I bought fir because it weighs less than pine. It's as well softer than pino , so stapling takes less endeavor. This lumber price me $xiii.

Have the shop cutting the hardboard into a iv-foot 10 62-inch piece. You'll have a squeamish leftover slice of "projection paneling" to have abode if you lot desire. You tin can suit these measurements if you lot prefer a  headboard that'sec not every bit tall or if yous accept a queen or twin bed. The hardboard price most $12.50

If y'all want to make a tufted headboard , buying criterion pegboard amongst holes inward it will brand your projection easier. I opted for elementary -- no tufting , no nailheads -- simply padded.


Lay the 2 10 4s on the ground or flooring then they wait similar the higher up photo. Lay the hardboard on summit (in the photo , it's on the bottom , the adjacent stride). Align the ii x 4s accurately amongst the edges of the hardboard and then that the corners are squared. Drive a smash into the hardboard at each corner in addition to and so at intervals of well-nigh 10 inches all about the four edges and so that they get into the eye of the two ten 4s.


Screw the corner braces inward at the corners every bit shown. These braces will strengthen the headboard. Lowes sells them inwards a bundle of iv with screws for less than $3.

Flipped front side upwards , your headboard will expect similar this. I worked exterior on a dropcloth , merely this projection can live done inward the home later on the messy carpentry go is finished.

The foam that'second made to tally a long twin bed toll me $24. It'sec more than long plenty , merely needs to be pieced to go far broad enough to encompass the hardboard. Trim the excess eight inches off i side alongside a serrated edged knife.

The border doesn't take to be perfectly polish where yous piece it because it will live covered amongst the fluffy quilt batting. It should be straight , notwithstanding , then purpose the edge of the hardboard to guide your breadstuff knife.

Since the bed itself volition embrace the bottom heart of the headboard , it's non of import to pad it alongside foam. I used foam scraps to embrace most of the legs because the legs commonly exhibit. I used a spray adhesive to brand sure it didn't slip around piece I was roofing the headboard , or after alongside use. But you tin can use a few pieces of painter'sec tape to position in addition to concord the foam.

Lay the batting over the foam. Fold it over and then y'all have 2 layers. It will live a trivial short , then allow the underneath layer live the shorter i together with home it at the bottom of the headboard. Quilt batting comes prepacked or past the one thousand. I paid $five.l.

The adhesive or the tape volition concur it securely enough piece you lot flip the headboard over , simply and then y'all'll desire to adapt it to be sure you lot take enough batting to wind about together with staple on all four sides.

Begin stapling the batting to the middle of each of the 4 2 x 4s , in addition to so run out to the corners. Make the corners equally polish equally possible.


Set the headboard upright , as well as position your material downwards inwards front of it , alongside the incorrect side of the textile facing the batting. If your cloth blueprint has a i-style design or needs to live centered , this is the fourth dimension to make that. I bought curtain weight rather than upholstery weight as well as paid $18 for ii yards. You could spend lots more for something yous simply gotta take , or hunt around for a deal and pass less. Chaney bought a $25 mantle panel for her pretty headboard. If your blueprint needs to live centered too it'second a large design , purchase an extra one-half M.


Lay the headboard on the cloth , adjusting it and then at that place is enough textile all around to twine and staple. If you take more than than plenty textile , cut it all from 1 side (assuming yous make non accept to center the fabric design). This mode , if yous want to function the excess textile for some other decorating project , y'all'll take ane piece rather than two narrow pieces.


Staple all four sides of fabric to the two ten 4s , starting inward the middle of each side , in addition to working out to the corner. To go along the edge from looking wobbly , draw fabric out together with away from the center when stapling , rather than pulling directly out. To make smooth , rounded corners , beginning past stapling them at the real corner , and then run toward the sides by pleating the material.

Cut the material to twine it where the leg meets the board at the within corner. If your fabric falls short , staple a slice of the scrap fabric to the leg , matching the pattern on the forepart of the leg if possible.


You tin choose to attach the headboard to a bed frame with bolts , just it's in all likelihood non necessary. I propped this against the wall. Because the feet are sturdy , it'sec stable in one case the bed is against it.

A staged chamber isn't consummate until it has a focal bespeak , too it's normally the headboard. An attractive ane like this , made from a textile that ties all the other elements of the room together MAKES the room. And straight off yous know how to make one yourself that's perfect for staging.

If you lot take a dwelling house for sale , download my domicile staging eBook , DIY Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Fast as well as for Top Dollar. You'll live able to tap into all my helpful advice for getting your domicile sold for a toll yous similar then you tin move on to your next take a chance!






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