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12 Inventive Headboards

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Challenge headboard conventions: old doors, windows and other unexpected items can all make fantastic backdrops.

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Create inexpensive custom headboards for your (or your kids') bedrooms.

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VIDEO: Simple Headboard Ideas

VIDEO: Simple Headboard Ideas

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

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Top 73 Headboards Projects

  1. 1. Chainlink Headboard (04:37)

    Nancy Golden and Brad Staggs make an industrial-chic metal headboard.

  2. 2. Master Suite (02:59)

    This tranquil master bedroom is the perfect place for lounging & sleeping.

  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 Rustic-Style Headboard

    Learn how to build this basic tongue-and-groove wooden headboard. We gave it a weathered, barn-wood look, but you can paint or stain it...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. 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.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 6. How to Construct an Arched Column Headboard

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

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Make a Tufted Wingback Headboard

    DIY Network has step-by-step instructions on how to build an upholstered diamond-tufted, wingback headboard.

  8. 8. How To Make a Headboard Out of Storage Crates

    DIY Network has step-by-step instructions on how to make a headboard with built-in nightstands and an upper shelf.

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

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

  10. 10. How To Make a Geometric Pattern Headboard For About $50

    DIY Network has instructions on how to make modern 1970s-inspired headboard.

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

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

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. How To Make an Upcycled Headboard From a Wood Pallet

    DIY Network has instructions on how to repurpose a wood shipping pallet and turn it into a rustic-style headboard.

  13. 13. How To Hang a Rug So That It Becomes a Headboard

    DIY Network shows you how to turn an area rug into a headboard. A great budget decorating solution.

  14. 14. How to Make a Nautical-Inspired Headboard With a Sail

    Learn how to make an industrial-style headboard with a nautical twist using PVC pipes with these instructions at DIYNetwork.com.

  15. 15. How to Paint a Parisian Style Headboard

    An old homemade headboard adopts a French feel with painted black and white stripes on the fabric.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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