Thursday, December 29, 2011

DIY King sized Zebra Headboard...

Hubs and I made this zebra striped headboard for our daughter's king sized bed. We had never made one before so it was quite the adventure!  We found some fantastic thick, furry zebra material 50% off at JoAnns.  We glued batting to a huge piece of plywood and then stretch and stapled the material nice and tight:

We painted decorative molding and corner coins black to trim it with:

We mounted it to the wall with brackets:

She loves it and we are totally thrilled with how it turned out.  There are so many zebra stripes going on in her room that it kinda makes you dizzy!

Every thing in her room now goes together so nicely.  I can't wait to post before and after of her desk and chair redo that we also did.  As for the headboard, we are already planning on making another one :)

linking to: hodgepodge-friday


  1. WOW!! What girl wouldn't love this?! It turned out absolutely incredible! Thanks so much for linking it up to Oopsey Daisy! I love your blog!

  2. This is awesome! How big is the piece of plywood? Was this an expensive project

    1. Thank you Jeanna. I don't remember the exact size of the board so I measured it and with the molding, it is 81" wide and 45" tall (she has a king size bed). It wasn't expensive, we got the fabric for 50% off and the rest really isn't too much. I'd say we did it for $75. It still looks fabulous a year later :)


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