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When Jennifer's friend Karen asked for assistance redoing the bedroom shared by her two sons, Jennifer jumped at the chance to tackle a room for boys. Hoping to update the room while still reusing some existing elements, Jennifer designed a room with classic elements that can grow with the boys. One of the highlights of the room is the pair of upholstered headboards that Jennifer made herself.

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The basic structure of the headboard is made of plywood and wood planks held together with 1 1/4 in wood screws — a simple enough base for any DIYer. Jennifer then cut to size and stapled 1 inch high density foam to the plywood center of the headboard. Because Karen chose a quilt rather than just fabric to cover the headboards, she did not have to use batting to cover the foam.

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Jennifer cut the quilt to size before stapling it to the headboard base. It took a lot of careful folding, trimming, and stapling to create a picture-perfect headboard, including covering the legs of the headboard that peek out at the side of the bed. For detailed step-by-step instructions, check out The Chronicles of Home: DIY Upholstered Headboard With Nailhead Trim

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