First, I just want to remind you that this project was very low-budget, using items we already had. In addition, neither my husband or I cared what it looked like behind/below the bed. It’s not perfect, so if you’re looking for something perfect (ahem! Monica and Eric), you won’t find it here. Anyway, we started with a plain, interior door that we had removed from another area in the house (read: FREE!) I painted it the color of three of the walls in our bedroom. We measured the ends and cut off the top part of the door using a saw. We held the door up to the wall with the bed in place so we knew how high we wanted it. Then, we took a 2×4 from the random collection of wood in our attic, levelled it, and mounted it to the wall using screws and a drill.
I’ve rounded up my favorite DIY headboard projects and can’t wait to share them with you! Just click on the link to be taken to the instructions on how to make them. (And as always, if you attempt to make one of these headboard projects, please send us a picture!)
I love this headboard made out of a mantel. So creative, and an awesome spot to showcase some of your favorite treasures.
Monica showcased a headboard made from a pallet in this post, but here is another example of how you can turn a boring, old pallet into something fabulous!
I know I’ve seen shutters at yardsales or flea markets in the past, but who knew they had so much potential grouped together as a headboard??!!
This headboard can be made using 1×6 whitewood boards for LESS THAN $100! An added bonus is that you can change the color depending on the color scheme of your bedding.
This padded fabric headboard makes a major statement and is the focal point of this whole room. Definitely not a beginner’s project, but is worth giving it a try.
Our Vintage Home Love
And finally, my favorite of all. I love this look so much that I may be attempting it soon. Stay tuned!
Which headboard can you envision yourself falling asleep under?
Have a great day!