I’m so excited to be sharing this DIY Farmhouse Headboard makeover with y’all today! If you follow my stories over on Instagram, you may have seen my poll asking readers what they most wanted to see on the blog. You may have even voted for this post to be shared today. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated!! And if you missed it no worries! Be sure to watch my stories when you can… I had so much fun hearing from you all, and I’ll probably do more polls like this in the future!
Ok, back to the bed! I think we all have that one piece of furniture we love to hate! For me, it was our master bed… I just hated it, and I feel a little bad saying that because there was nothing really wrong with it. It’s just not my style, and it didn’t fit the look I wanted for our bedroom. My husband chose this bedroom set before we were married. And the thought of replacing a perfectly good headboard has felt frivolous up to this point.
But to me it’s the one piece of furniture that really sticks out like a sore thumb in our farmhouse. We had been window shopping new beds for a couple months when I got the idea to give our current headboard a makeover. If it didn’t work out like I hoped, we could finally replace it… and if it turned out ok, it could end up saving us a few hundred dollars.
My plan was to brighten it up and get rid of the “leather” in favor of new upholstery! The first step was to disassemble the bed. My husband is such a good sport about all my projects!! Once the headboard was detached, I deconstructed the wooden frame so I could get my hands on that faux leather section.
I removed all the staples and pulled back the “leather”, leaving the foam cushion piece in place.
Next, I recovered this section with painter’s drop cloth using a staple gun. Drop cloth is so versatile! I love using it for projects around the farmhouse because its a nice neutral color, and its very affordable. It almost has a linen look to it, without the linen price tag! I made sure to pull the material tight and keep the front part smooth and free of wrinkles.
On to the paint!! Because the finish on the headboard was pretty glossy, I first primed the bed, and then added 3 coats of Fusion Mineral paint in Raw Silk. I absolutely love working with Fusion’s line of paints! They have no odor and are Zero VOC so you can paint inside and not worry about the fumes or harsh chemicals. Raw Silk is one of my favorite colors from the line! Click here to learn more about Fusion Mineral Paint and why they’re my go to paint for furniture and DIY’s.
Once everything dried, we reattached the upholstered section to the headboard. I didn’t realize the bottom portion would show above the mattress. So I ended up having to paint that portion after we assembled the bed.
And here she is!
What a huge difference reupholstering and a little paint can make! It looks and feels like a brand new bed, and I probably used less than $30 in materials.
I just cannot get over how much better it looks! And it actually fits the style of our farmhouse now!
This DIY farmhouse headboard turned out even better than I could have imagined! It went from being my least favorite piece of furniture in our home, to one of the DIY projects I’m most proud of. I think we’ll be really happy with this “new” bed for a long time. Want to see some updated photos of this space? A lot has changed in this space since I first updated the headboard. I’d love for you to see an updated look at how I styled our bed for the holidays!
I hope this post inspires you to change it up, and give your least favorite piece of furniture a makeover. You don’t need to buy a brand new headboard to totally transform the look of your space! You just need an idea, and a little paint of course.
If you’re still feeling a little overwhelmed, or unsure where to start on your next paint project… grab my free furniture painting guide below!
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