I am an interior designer and I love to do things by myself and very often I use IKEA products.
This time, I made a tufted headboard for the bed in my son’s room. We moved to new apartment and I had to furnish the rooms for all of my three kids.
I wanted nice interiors for all of them, but at the same time we could not spend too much. Also I dislike wasting things that could be used or reused if slightly changed. So this IKEA hack merged the best of my abilities.
Materials for tufted headboard:
- IKEA FJELLSE bed frame (discontinued in some countries)
- Table top
- Curtain fabric
- Denim fabric
- Water based paint
- Spray on adhesive
I bought IKEA bedframe FJELLSE, second hand, so it was half price (app. 48 USD). We had our own mattress. Assemble the bed according to IKEA instructions.
Making the headboard
First, I painted the bed frame with water based paint. Set aside and let it dry.
Then, I moved on to the headboard. I used a table top to form the base of the headboard.
On the table top, I drilled holes where I wanted the buttons. After that, I sprayed adhesive onto the desk and glued on the foam. This helps so that it does not move while working on it.
My plan was to wrap it with a grey Manchester curtain fabric, which was previously used in my dining room.
How to tuft the headboard
For the tufting, I made my own buttons from denim. The denim was cut off from the old jeans of my younger son. I always do shorts when they make holes on the knees
What I did was to first spread the fabric over the headboard. Then I started attaching the denim buttons, through the holes I had previously drilled.
After they were in place I started to slightly pull and staple the fabric onto the back of the desk to get the shape.
When the tufted headboard is done, I attached it to the FJELLSE frame. The tufted headboard slots snug between the frame and the mattress.
I hope you like my IKEA FJELLSE headboard hack
~ by Tereza Scarlett. Follow me on Facebook.