Please don't get mad at me for blogging about this. I know that DIY headboards are so 2009, but trust me, you'll want to blog about one too once you do it yourself.
Remember the $2 thrift store curtain panel that I wanted to use as a base for the room's design?
It got stapled to a piece of plywood this weekend:
I used the geometric pattern as a guide to centering the fabric and stapled away. The whole process took less than an hour (I started and finished during Last Cake Standing on Sunday night)!
Here's a look at my staple order:
And the headboard in the guest room:
Don't worry, the side table is temporary and I have plans to add a little art and interest to the bed.
I don't have the receipts on hand (I'll make sure to check them for a full budget guest room breakdown), but from what I can remember, the costs were:
$2 thrift store curtain panel
$14 plywood cut from Lowe's (only used half)
$6 batting at JoAnn's
$5 mirror hangers from Lowe's
*I had the staples on hand from another project
Total time: <1 hour of stapling + shopping time