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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

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

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Top 72 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. How to Make a Headboard Slipcover with Storage Pocket

    DIY Network has instructions on how to sew slipcover to go over a headboard. It's a great way to revitalize an old headboard for very l...

  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Building a Padded Headboard (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on building a padded headboard.

  6. 6. Transform Your Bedroom From Cluttered to Hospitable

    Turn your overcrowded, messy bedroom into a less-cluttered sanctuary with these easy steps.

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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 7. Creating a Paneled Headboard

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on creating a paneled headboard.

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  8. 8. How to Make a Chain-Link Headboard

    A headboard made of chain-link fencing is perfect for a heavy-metal industrial look. It's a great look for a boy's room and is practica...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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.

  11. 11. How to Build a Wooden Headboard and Bed Frame

    Instead of buying a bed, why not build one? This simple design is adjustable to any size bed.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. Eco-Headboard (20:00)

    Amy Devers designs an eco-headboard out of recycled materials.

  13. 13. 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.

  14. 14. 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.

  15. 15. Building a Padded Headboard (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on building a padded headboard.

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