We've been in need of a headboard since we moved in over two years ago, but I had always wanted to build my own. My first attempt was a simple painted headboard, which was nice visually, but ineffective as a real headboard. I finally decided to buy one large piece of dark grey industrial wool felt and use that alone. I like the industrial chic, raw material feeling of felt and knew that the room needed a dark contrast against the light wall. Here's how I did it.