So I LOVE pottery barn and I have seen this bed on there many times! I think it is so beautiful BUT I HATE the price tag!! I just can not see myself spending $2,000 on a bed! So I decided I could make it myself.
I did a little research and found a bed on ana-white.com (http://ana-white.com/2012/04/plans/chestwick-upholstered-headboard-queen) that I liked. Now her plan is for a queen bed and I have a king so I measured my bed frame and went off of that! Her plan also didnt have the little middle piece of wood that I wanted so I went ahead and added that on my own. I did a little tweaking but the plans worked perfectly and I was super happy with the end result.....
BTW I was so excited that the girls from http://mybest-friendsblog.blogspot.com/ came and helped me! We had such a fun time making the headboard, I think we will be making a couple more in the near future! Thanks for all your help Girls!!
ok Let me explain how I did this....
For the boards I bought pine. Had Mr. this and that cut to size (use ana's plans http://ana-white.com/2012/04/plans/chestwick-upholstered-headboard-queen or measure your bed frame and choose your height) Make sure you stain pine boards ahead of time. I did mine the night before and they were still a little
wet sticky, so I would suggest doing them 2 days before.
The board I used ply wood. You can use MDF as well plywood was just cheaper.. Had the hubs cut to size. (again measure your bed frame or follow ana's plans)
For my padding for the headboard I used this mattress topper I got from Waly world (wal-mart) which was $10 CHEAP!! also got the batting their for $13.
you can use any kind of lined for the headboard, I just had an extra gray curtain laying around that would do the job and it cost me Zilch, nada, $0.......NOTHING!!!
Step BY Step (picture above)
1. Stain boards
2.place matress pad on plywood (or MDF)
3 (optional) cut pad in half. (for the additional wood piece in the middle)
4. staple and secure matress pad to plywood (or MDF)
5. Cut batting to have each side hanging of board by about an inch
6. staple/attach batting on the back side
7. staple/attach linen of choice (mine needed to be ironed so badly) to the board as seen in last box on picture above.
8. Nail the plywood pieces onto the board
FYI: I attached 2x4 pieces on the back one across the top one across the bottom and two on each side. Not only did it made it sturdy but i also could attach my bed frame to it. (see below)
I am so dang happy with it!! it really only cost me about $75 after all said and done.
I am so happy with it!!! I feel like it looks like $2,000 but I only spent $75. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO