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9 DIY Headboards

Give your bedroom a makeover with one of these do-it-yourself projects!
  • Corrugated Cut-Out

    This country headboard was made by simply joining several wood planks together, cutting out a shape, and backing with corrugated tin. If tin isn't your cup of tea, use fabric as a background, and swap it out with the seasons.

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Bed head

    Antique doors make beautiful headboards! Whether you mount two doors to the wall vertically, or one horizontally, your headboard will make quite a statement!

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Tapestry Transformation

    This DIY padded headboard is made from a wall hanging wrapped around a board padded with an egg crate foam mattress topper. Simply staple to the back of the board and hang!

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Faux Headboard

    This little girl's room gets the royal treatment with a fancy gilded headboard, but it's easy to change as she grows, since it's just painted on the wall. The same method could be used in a grown-up room using stencils or free-handing a black or white scroll headboard. 

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Tile headboard

    This easy DIY project adds big impact to a bedroom! Trace the desired headboard shape onto a piece of plywood, and cut out with a jigsaw. Use adhesive caulk to adhere tiles to the plywood. Use tin snips as needed to eliminate overhang, and fold the tiles over the sides of the plywood if desired. Be sure to grind down any rough metal edges (wear eye protection!). Paint if desired, and hang over your bed using a cleat. 

    Another way to achieve this look is to cut the tiles to the desired shape (or simply arrange tiles without cutting) and adhere them directly to the wall.

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Attic escape

    This colorful headboard resembles a handmade quilt. Squares of felt were glued to an old headboard, then decorated with more felt shapes, both flat and 3D. This type of headboard makes it easy to customize the design for each child's interests, from flowers and butterflies, to horses and tractors.

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Circle the wagons

    What a fantastic room for your favorite little buckaroos! The round window in this loft bedroom is the perfect size for a vintage wagon wheel insert. Matching headboards, a vintage leather piece of art, classic chenille cowboy bedspreads and pillows, and Indian blankets make this bunkhouse look like something right out of a Western movie!

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018
  • Shabby chic bedroom

    This beautiful bedroom is a perfect example of how to combine rustic materials like a simple pallet headboard and burlap pillows and curtains with elegant features like a vintage chandelier. The result is a comfortable bedroom with loads of style!

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018
  • The quilt room

    A big, colorful quilt hangs above this white wooden bed, making the perfect headboard and wall hanging in one. The bedding is kept solid and simple, picking up on one of the colors in the quilt. The quilted fun doesn't stop there, though. A quilt star pattern is etched into the door, letting everyone know they are about to enter the quilt room! Don't want to commit to a carving on your door? Use paint or pin-stripe tape to create your own design.

    Date Published: January 5, 2018
    Date Updated: January 5, 2018

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