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

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Top 73 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 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
  3. 3. How To Make a Faux-Leather Headboard

    DIY Network has instructions on how to get the rich look of leather furniture without spending a lot of money.

  4. 4. DIY Upcycled Rustic Headboard (00:02:27)

    Dylan Eastman builds a rustic upcycled headboard from repurposed pallets.

  5. 5. Architectural Bed (03:27)

    Create your own headboard by combining architectural elements.

  6. 6. Stylish and Unique Headboard Ideas

    Time to put a little sizzle back into the bedroom! Take a look at nine of our favorite headboard ideas, which are sure to inspire a chi...

  7. 7. Mirror Door Headboard

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

  8. 8. How to Build a Rustic Wood Headboard

    Add style, color and texture to your bedroom with this do-it-yourself headboard that looks anything but DIY. A great project for newbie...

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  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. 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 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
  12. 12. How To Build a Topography Headboard

    Learn how to build a topography headboard to resemble its waterside features found at Blog Cabin 2014.

  13. 13. How To Make a Two-Dimensional Upholstered Headboard

    DIY Network has step-by-step instructions on how to make a double-thick upholstered headboard with a border.

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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.

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    Difficulty:
    Hard
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