Good Questions: Do You Think This Headboard Is A Reasonable DIY?

Good Questions: Do You Think This Headboard Is A Reasonable DIY?

Rebecca Orlov
Oct 29, 2008
AT reader, Stacy, needs your opinion on a big furniture purchase - a new bed for her first home.

"My husband and I are looking for a bed because we will be buying our first home soon. I came across the "Ludlow Modern King" bed at and I really liked the its dramatic but minimal look. My reservation is that it is made from leatherette, so I'm worried that it will look more tacky than trendy. Do you think I could DIY something like this? What kind of fabric/material would you use? What do the AT readers think of this? Thanks for your help!"

We certainly can relate to Stacy's question about DIY and the ease of this kind of tufted project. Maxwell's popular and resourceful post on building your own headboard, explains basic details. Although Stacy is looking for a tufted design, a simple search revealed helpful hints here and here. We think with time, patience and a creative effort, Stacy can recreate this tufted headboard in the material, fabric, size and price she prefers.

What do you all think about this DIY? Any fabric texture recommendations?

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