When I did my Hollywood Regency Bedroom I was really stumped by what to do with the headboard of my bed. After some thought I came up with a way to make a padded headboard.....One that is not permanent, can be changed or removed and leaves the wood undamaged
I started with this beautiful ornate head and footboard I purchased at an antique store for $130. I didn't use the footboard, I'll save that for another project. I contemplated painting it white and then using a silver rub to highlight the scroll work, but the more I looked at it the more I liked the wood and it matched the brown tile on the floor.
But......It was to MUCH wood, so I thought a good compromise would be padding the headboard.....But in doing so I didn't want to ruin the wood.....So here's what I did
I made a pattern of the headboard using wrapping paper, the only paper I had on hand that was big enough to make a pattern
Then I got two pieces of foam board from the dollar store and taped them together with duct tape
Then laid the wrapping paper pattern on top of the foam board
And cut around it
Next I covered the foam board with batting
That I adhered with an all purpose spray and trimmed the batting close to the foam board
The final step was laying the fabric on top of the batting and adhering it with hot glue on the backside. I cut slits to make it lay flat and tight at the curves
The final step was to attach the covered foam board to the wooden headboard using pieces of double stick tape
Then I stood back and admired a pretty good optical illusion.....
....It looks like a real padded headboard
This would be a great way to change up any headboard ....Heck I could switch out the headboard for the seasons. And if your headboard is square and not ornate and scrolly like mine it would be sooooo easy!
....The best part....No headboards were injured in this process.