Hello everyone! I’ve been trying to come up with a headboard for my daughter’s new bedroom (she got a new bigger mattress). I had been hunting the thrift stores for a headboard and wasn’t finding any in the size I needed so I thought I’d make one for her (like I need another project!). I finally found one that I’ll show you at the end of the post. But in the mean time I thought I’d share some of the DIY headboard ideas I came across in case you’re in a similar situation.
This was my favorite idea. Turning a fireplace mantel into a headboard. Although I wouldn’t put anything on the ledge for fear of it falling down! Here’s the tutorial How to Make a Mantel into a Headboard
I thought about doing this – finding a paneled door and turning it on it’s side.
This is just a curtain rod with a quilt. I liked this idea because it’s easy to change out and would seem comfortable if you’re sitting up and reading.
This is using a chain link fence gate as a headboard. I thought this was cute and different.
How about just painting a headboard?
I also like this headboard made from shutters because it’s finished off with molding so it’s not just shutters hung behind the bed. Here’s the tutorial – Old Shutters to Headboard.
Here’s the beauty I found. I thought I could slipcover it or I could make padded fabric inserts. I might try to take those panels off to make it sleeker and then again I may just paint it as it is.
or I could decoupage it!
Aren’t these all great DIY headboard ideas!