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I’m OBSESSED with HGTV Green Home 2012. The one and only downside to working at HGTV: I can’t enter to win this drool-worthy home. I could whine about it all day long, but that just means that you, my friends, need to get busy and enter twice per day, everyday, so I can come visit all the time. (HGTV par-tay!) In the meantime, if you’re dying to bring in some Green Home charm to your casa, why not take inspiration directly from the home itself? One of my favorite rooms is the master bedroom; it’s so soothing with a natural green, blue and brown color palette. The most eye-catching part of the room, though, is the raffia-upholstered headboard that goes all the way up to the ceiling. You’re dying to make it, aren’t you? We have the step-by-step instructions below, and you’ll be shocked at how simple it is.

HGTV Green Home 2012 giveaway master bedroomAdd an eco-friendly, raffia-upholstered headboard to your queen-size bed.

HGTV Green Home 2012 giveaway master bedroom headboardTwenty-five 12-inch squares upholstered in natural raffia are then set in five rows of five to create this grandeur design.

HGTV Green Home 2012 giveaway headboard project

Cut fabric into 16″ x 16″ squares. Lay a single fabric square down, center the padding on top of the fabric, and then center a 12″ x 12″ plywood square on top of the padding and fabric square. Press one side of the board down, sandwiching the padding between the fabric and the board. Fold the fabric over the side of the board and staple, starting in the center and working toward the edges. Leave 2 inches upstapled on each side of the corners. Continue stapling all other sides.

HGTV Green Home 2012 giveaway headboard project

Staple the corners. Lay out five of your finished upholstered squares, face-down, edge-to-edge. Make sure the squares are perfectly aligned, and then add a 1″ x 4″ board on top of the seam between the two headboard segments. Place pilot holes (one per square) in the board, centered along the edge. Continue this process for the remaining upholstered squares. Follow the instructions for the French cleat packaging to attach your completed headboard to the wall.

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Come back and let us know how you did, and be sure to share pics of your finished headboard, too. Until then, fill us in on all-things Green Home – what’s your absolute favorite room or design from the Georgia home? Tell us below!

7 Responses

  1. Grantley says:

    Stunning headboard.

  2. janetbennett says:

    I love headboard that was made for the green home this year you guy can inspire so many people.

  3. henatayeb says:

    That is amazing.. and looks almost easy.. can't wait for an opportunity to try it out

  4. april says:

    Hi! I've been desperately trying to find fabric to duplicate the head board in the kids room in the 2012 green home. Do you have any recommendations on where I might find the fabric??

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  7. Kayla@HGTV says:

    I know! Don't you just love projects that appear complicated but surprise you with their simplicity? :) If you do give it a try, come back and tell us about it!

Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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