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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

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Top 56 Headboards Projects

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Rourke Bedroom (20:00)

    Kayleen McCabe gives this bachelor bedroom a high-class makeover.

  3. 3. How to Build a Modern-Style Platform Bed With Headboard

    Follow these instructions to build a wooden platform bed with a slatted headboard. You can make both pieces together or just one of the...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Create a Fabric Headboard

    A drill, needle and thread are the only tools required to turn plywood into a fabric headboard.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. How to Make a Simple Cottage-Style Headboard

    DIY Network has simple step-by-step instructions on how to build a classic-style headboard.

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Chainlink Headboard (04:37)

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

  8. 8. Designer Headboard (04:20)

    Nancy Golden shows how easy it is to make an upholstered headboard.

  9. 9. 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.

  10. 10. Building a Custom Headboard (00:01:00)

    This House Crashers quick tip shows how to build a custom headboard.

  11. 11. Master Suite (02:59)

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

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Master Bedroom Pictures From Blog Cabin 2014

    A palette of soothing hues showcase lake-inspired design details, from a custom-built headboard to clever storage and a window seat tha...

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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.

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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