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12 Inventive Headboards

12 Reclaimed, Upcycled Headboards

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

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15 Easy-to-Make Headboards

15 Easy-to-Make Headboards & Kids' Headboards

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 54 Headboards Projects

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

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

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

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

  3. 3. Mirror Door Headboard

    Learn how to make a mirrored headboard by replacing the glass in a discarded door with mirror, from DIY Network.

  4. 4. How to Make a Headboard from Salvaged Wood

    DIY Network has instructions on how to build a headboard using scrap wood and a family photo.

  5. 5. Reinvent a Room Budget Decorating Projects

    Discover the most affordable home improvement projects with step by step instructions from the do it yourself experts at DIYNetwork.com...

  6. 6. How to Grout Headboard Tile

    Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to grout tile work on a headboard, and also shows how to clean it up.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. 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.

  8. 8. How to Distress an Ivory Headboard

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

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. How to Begin a Custom Tile Headboard Installation

    Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to get started on installing a custom tile headboard.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. Building a Padded Headboard (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on building a padded headboard.

  11. 11. How to Build a Kid-Friendly Bed

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to build a platform bed with built-in storage in the headboard and swing-out drawer...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Chainlink Headboard (04:37)

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

  15. 15. Adirondack Outdoor Bed (06:15)

    The DiRestas build a king-size Adirondack-style bed frame for a friend.

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