I started by buying the products I needed.
-black linen fabric (I bought mine at SR Harris Fabric Outlet)
-large buttons and button kit (I bought mine at JoAnn Fabrics along with most of the other products)
-needle - make sure your needle is long enough to make it through the headboard (front to back)
-staple gun and staples
-mattress pad(I bought two queen size mattress pads. Two kings would work too)
Next came cutting the foam the same size as the plywood. scissors works well for this or a razor blade. I laid the batting down then the mattress pad and then laid the plywood on top. You'll be using the nail gun for the next step. It's best if you have another hand to help pull the material tight while stapling the fabric to the back of the plywood.
Then the fun part....... the buttons. That was sarcasm....... I was ready to throw in the towel when it came to the buttons. super annoying and time consuming! The kits didn't work very well for me..... not sure why, could have been because my fabric was a bit thick. This is why I needed gorilla glue which worked perfect in the end. The button kit will explain how-to-use.
I'm not sure how well I explained the process but if you have any questions feel free to message me and I'd be happy to help! There are a ton of videos online on how to make your own headboard so I highly recommend watching one of those if you're still needing help. Our DIY project was worth the labor and we are so happy with our finished product..... we think Merritt is too!
Courtesy: Canary Grey Photography