Make an Upholstered Headboard

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In part II of my bedroom series I show you how to make an upholstered illuminated headboard that has a floating effect by adding a second board to the back.
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I also added some pillows from a mix of new Britex fabric, vintage ethnic fabric, and a vintage Batik print that was my Nana’s. This mix of patterns and textures gives a rich, layered look to the otherwise mellow color palette of the room.
I found the foam and batting at Mod Restoration and the plywood boards at my local hardware store. The second board also serves as the best place to attach your brackets or mending plates to hang your headboard. You can omit the second board if you don’t want it to be illuminated, and you can then hang the headboard with flush mounts. I, myself, love the illuminated effect and the romantic vibe it creates. It is also quite functional as a low-light when getting ready for a cozy slumber.
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