A simple fabric cover refinishes an old wooden headboard (and footboard) without requiring any scraping, sanding, or painting. Choose heavyweight fabric for this project; it works like instant upholstery, softening the lines of the wooden form underneath.
How to Make a Headboard Slipcover with No-Sew Piping - easy and temporary bedroom change
She took a plain wooden headboard "and then wrapped it all up with an egg crate mattress pad (cheapest foam out there!) and batting and some peacock blue velvet and stapled everything into place." for an upholstered one.- DIY headboard for our king bed