We were given this neat big girl bed for my daughter - and she loves it. It is taller than her, and she can store all her books in the shelves of the headboard.
Since it is a hand-me-down, there are some water rings, and scuffs along the shelves. Not that big of a deal, but something I have been thinking about covering.
My girls' room is also very colorful, and I thought it would be nice to reflect the color in this big furniture piece in the room as well.
I measured and cut the boards to fit my shelves. This headboard has small square shelves, but you could do this with a traditional bookshelf with long horizontal shelves - the foam boards come in rather large pieces.
For each piece of foam board, I cut a piece of fabric large enough to have a 2" border around the entire board. I also ironed the fabric so that no wrinkles would show.
Using my glue gun, I glued one side of fabric down to the back of the board, and making sure the fabric was taut, I glued the opposite side fabric down.
After all 4 sides are glued down, it looks like this. Very easy!!
I did not secure the boards to the shelves at all, they are just loose, but the books hold them down. That also means that they aren't permanent - so they can be changed or removed anytime - and I didn't ruin the headboard in any way.
The added color is perfect for this room, and I am so pleased with the result!