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Do It Yourself Padded Headboard Project

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Cording adds the finishing touch to the edge of a headboard.

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6. Attach the legs and secure to the wall

Cover the 2 leg pieces of wood with lining or decorative fabric, stapling to the back of the leg.

Place the headboard, face down, on a flat surface. Determine the desired height of the finished headboard, and attach the legs to the headboard, about 2” in from the side edge.

If you live in an apartment and don’t want to put holes in the wall, you may wish to stand the headboard against the wall behind the bed, using the mattress to stabilize it. You can also drill holes in the legs and attach them to the frame of the bed. Or you can attach the headboard directly to the wall behind the bed.

You’re done!

Optional Embellishments

If you like, you can trim the top edge of the headboard with cording, ribbon, bows or a garland of flowers. Let your imagination and creativity soar!

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