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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

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. Mirror Door Headboard

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

  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 Build a Fireplace Mantel Headboard

    Create a charming headboard by pairing a careworn fireplace mantel with a tufted upholstery backing.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. 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.

  6. 6. Handcrafted Adirondack Bedbest (01:32)

    Design and build a rustic Adirondack bed from Tennessee birch and canvas.

  7. 7. Transform Your Bedroom From Cluttered to Hospitable

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 8. How to Build a Padded Headboard/Convertible Desk

    Carter Oosterhouse shows how to build a padded headboard that also turns into a desk, perfect for a guest room that can also serve as a...

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

  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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...

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Creating a Paneled Headboard (01:02)

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

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