*A Package of quilt batting (I purchased a twin size 72" x 90")- $11.99
*Spray adhesive- $0, already owned
*Staple Gun, $0, already owned
*Button kit (Joann's)- $3.87
*3 washers- $.29
*upholstery needle (long)- $4.39
*heavy duty string/thread- $0, already owned (used toptitching thread)
*fabric (at least 36" x 84")- $19.99
*French cleat (found at Home Depot or Lowe's)- $14.97
*Jig saw- $0, borrowed
*Power drill- $0, already owned
Step 2: Determine what shape you want your headboard to be. Mark with a thick line so you'll know where to cut and then grab your jig saw. Since this bedroom is all about playing tricks on your eye to make it appear larger, I cut out the top two corners to make the headboard look narrower than it really is.
Step 3: Pre-drill the holes for the tufting. Use a 1/8"- 1/4" drill bit, you'll thank me later. You want these holes to be large enough for an upholstery needle to fit through. Also, it will be easier to find the hole from the front side when you're attaching the buttons since you can't see the hole once the foam and batting is attached.