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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Well, many of you have asked, so I thought now was the time to share how my hubs and I made our DIY headboard out of an old door. It truly is a VERY easy project, and like I mentioned before, is super inexpensive! Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of the process, because we did this several years ago before I was into taking pictures of everything just in case it would make a good blog post. :)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.

Finally, we rested the door on top of the 2×4 (making sure that the hole for the door handle was on the bottom), checked to see if it was level, and then put two screws on either end of the top of the door into the wall.  I painted the screws the same color of the door so that they blend in and you almost don’t notice them.
That’s it! Pretty darn easy, and it cost us nothing. Score!
Check out these other DIY Headboards I’m crushing on…
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 DIY headboards, please send us a picture!)
Southern Living
I love this headboard made out of a mantel. So creative, and an awesome spot to showcase some of your favorite treasures.
Too Much Time on my Hands
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!
Wouldn’t it be fun to write love notes to your hubby that he could see when he wakes up (or goes to bed 😉 Or, use it as a place to tell your kids how special they are to you. How about writing something you love about them every day for a year? So many possibilities!
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.
Isabella & Max
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.
House Tweaking
And finally, my favorite of all. I love this look so much that I may be attempting it soon. Stay tuned!Which DIY headboards can you envision yourself falling asleep under?

Have a great day!

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  1. lovely ideias!
    i’ve tryed the old door version and i’m very happy with it!

  2. andie jaye says:

    that has so much character!! so darling! going to have to put that in my pocket until we get to our master bedroom! 🙂 blessings, andiejaye @

  3. Kelsey says:

    Oh my goodness, thank you for the great DIY headboard ideas! We desperately need a new headboard for our guest room… the one we bought online turned out to be INFLATABLE! Yup! Lol 🙂

  4. Christina says:

    I love your headboard so much!! The color is perfect too 🙂

  5. Camille says:

    I love it!! Thanks for sharing! I am moving my kids into twin beds and have been thinking about headboards and these gave me tons of ideas!! Thank you!
    I am your newest follower- I would love to have you follow back!
    Camille @

  6. I love that door headboard it is so cute and creative. Love thank you for sharing.

    A Mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOw

  7. I’ve been wanting to do this! We have an old pantry door that is just the right width for our bed and I’ve been telling my husband we should paint it and use it as a headboard! Thanks for the inspiration!! 🙂

    I’m your newest follower!

  8. love this! I’m a new follower from the linky party at a to z.

    the last headboard is something I literally have in my garage at the moment. But, not using it as a headboard… visiting from

  9. Linda says:

    I love the door headboard. The mantle headboard needs an Uppercase Living saying above it “Keep the Homefires Burning”. Ha ha! I’m really enjoying your blog ladies! Keep up the good work!

  10. Megan says:

    I absolutely love this! I especially like the k & just framed out over the bed, was just wondering if you made them or where you purchased them

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