A friend asked me to cover a headboard for her 18 year old daughter. They picked the fabric! Fun bright turquoise and black and white polka dot accent fabric.... Supplies need... 3/4 inch plywood cut to the headboard design.. fabric, staple gun (electric if possible), upholstery cardboard strips, batting.. Believe it or not. I used POOL NOODLES the kind you float with.. for the half round edging around the headboard.
Step 1: Cut the Headboard to the desired design.
Step 2: I then covered and stapled the inside area with batting. Use enough to satisfy a nice loft.