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Reclaimed materials and upholstery are just some of the items you can use.

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Top 73 Headboards Projects

  1. 1. How to Build a Rustic Wood Headboard

    Add style, color and texture to your bedroom with this do-it-yourself headboard that looks anything but DIY. A great project for newbie...

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  2. 2. How to Upholster a Headboard With Nail-Head Trim

    Create a dramatic focal point in your bedroom with a custom, upholstered headboard that extends to the ceiling.

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  3. 3. How to Build a Headboard From an Old Picket Fence

    DIY Network has instructions on how to inexpensively make a headboard from salvaged materials.

  4. 4. How To Make a Faux-Leather Headboard

    DIY Network has instructions on how to get the rich look of leather furniture without spending a lot of money.

  5. 5. Creating a Paneled Headboard (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for creating a unique paneled headboard.

  6. 6. How to Build a King-Size Bed Frame

    Get easy-to-follow instructions on how to build a platform bed frame.

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    Several Weekends
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    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Distress an Ivory Headboard

    A distressed ivory finish on this headboard helps give this bedroom suite some style.

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    Weekend
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    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 8. How To Give a Dresser and Headboard an Antique Finish

    Bring some romance back into a dated bedroom with antique finishes on a dresser and headboard.

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  9. 9. DIY Vintage Mantel Headboard (00:02:28)

    Dylan Eastman builds a headboard from a reused vintage fireplace mantel.

  10. 10. Headboards: Design Ideas and How-To Instructions

    DIY Network has design ideas and project instructions for hundreds of headboards.

  11. 11. How to Make a Padded Headboard

    Dress up any bedroom with this easy project. We a comfy headboard using white pine frame, plywood and memory foam cushion.

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    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. Building a Padded Headboard (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on building a padded headboard.

  13. 13. How to Make an Industrial-Style Headboard With PVC Pipes

    Learn how to create an industrial-style headboard out of PVC pipes with these instructions at DIYNetwork.com.

  14. 14. How to Make a Headboard From Upcycled Shutters

    DIY Network shows you how to pair recycled shutters with new lumber to make a reclaimed shutter headboard.

  15. 15. How to Construct an Arched Column Headboard

    Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to construct a headboard with a column arch.

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    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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