What you’ll need:
Mounting bracket ($4)
Nail-nosed pliers (optional)
Tip: take it slow don’t force it.
Nail in the trim. Sorry I didn’t take any photos — I was too busy getting pissed at the trim. This is not an easy step. I used needle-nosed pliers to hold the nail with one hand and hammered with the rubber mallet in the other. What is nice about the trim is you only need to hammer every fifth nail. Those little nail’s kept wanting to go sideways. I definitely had a few “re-do’s.” Good news, the further along I went the better I was.
Note: The trim is sharp and might cut your fingers.
Hang it on the wall or attach it to your bed frame. We opted to hang it on the wall. This was another frustrating step for me. We decided to use interlocking D hooks and will NEVER use them again. It was a major pain hanging the headboard and resulted with scratches on the wall! not a happy camper. I think something like this would have been better/easier for mounting it to the wall or even just attaching it to the bed frame.
When all said and done it looked a little like this…..
fabric and trim up close
There you have it — a DYI headboard all in a weekend for about $70. So who’s ready to tackle their own headboard? Or maybe you’ve made one. I would love to hear your thoughts on wall mounting vs. attaching it to the bed frame.
- purchase down alternative comforter – looking at the one at Costco for $150 (not to mention we’ll get 2% back)
- purchase duvet cover
move headboard from master bedroom(made one instead)
- re-purpose/paint two nightstands currently in room
- change ceiling lamp
- fix built- in hinges
- change built-in handles (not sure I want to keep the current ones)
- order art & frame
- find long mirror
- purchase occasional chair or pouf — maybe even make one.