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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 73 Headboards Projects

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Master Suite (02:59)

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

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

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

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Mirror Door Headboard

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

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.

  9. 9. Big Boy Budget Bedroom (03:58)

    Watch as a recent college graduate gets a stylish bedroom makeover.

  10. 10. 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.

  11. 11. How to Make a Headboard From Upcycled Shutters

    DIY Network shows you how to pair recycled shutters with new lumber to make a reclaimed shutter headboard.

  12. 12. 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.

  13. 13. How to Install Headboard Columns

    Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to create a tile column on a headboard.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. 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.

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    Difficulty:
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  15. 15. 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
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