So let’s start by clarifying that rattan furniture is actually made of dried palm stems, not grass. Cane is the skin of the rattan plant, which can also be used for weaving in furniture.
Here’s our Pinterest board of headboard inspiration. We were open to a variety of styles, as long as the headboard allowed the wall behind to show through. We were also inspired by a few different platform beds from Urban Outfitters (this one and this one) that cost more than we wanted to pay for dubious quality.
We almost pulled the trigger on this Target Opalhouse headboard but didn’t want to risk not knowing what the quality would be until it was delivered.
We’ve been following Dobbin Street Co-op for a while and have just been waiting for an opportunity to get out to Brooklyn and check out their stores. Luckily, they post a lot of their inventory on Instagram.
Buying via DM was super easy, and the headboard made it uptown safe and sound.
It was a comedy of errors to mount it to the bed frame level and centered.
Make your own headboard bumper (in case you need to for some reason)!
- Cut the furniture pads to the desired size. We chose 1″ because the part of the headboard that hides the bumper is 1.5″ thick. We were also able to get four pieces out of each 4″ pad this way.
- Decide how deep the bumper needs to be and cut the required number of pads. It took us five pads to get about 2″ of bumper.
- Secure together with Gorilla Glue (or your adhesive of choice). We glued the front and wet the back of each pad. (Water activates the glue, but you have to be careful to not get the bottle wet, or all the glue in the bottle with cure.)
- Once all the pads are glued together, secure overnight with painter’s tape while the glue cures.
- Remove the tape and attach a Command velcro strip to the front of the bumper.
- Attach the other side of the Command strip to the back of the headboard.