DIY Headboards To Transform a Bedroom

Great headboard ideas can completely transform the look and feel of your bedroom! Your bedroom should be your safe haven – a place for you to relax, unwind and get a great night’s sleep. Browse these simple headboards for inspiration and step-by-step instructions. Some of them are so easy that you can have them finished by bedtime.

1. Old Door Headboard

An old salvaged door makes a beautiful headboard and while other wooden headboards may run you hundreds of dollars, you can create this great DIY version for about 25 bucks. You will need to saw the door down to the size you need and then add some chair rail molding and a little paint and you end up with a beautiful wooden headboard that is completely customizable. What’s so great is that you can make this one in less than a day and you can paint it to perfectly match the other furnishings in your room. Plus, it’s really cheap so that’s a great point, too.

2. Global Bazaar

Find a sturdy dowel, curtain rod, or a bamboo pole over which to drape your rug.Hold pole up against wall horizontally; measure the desired height and length for “headboard.” Two inches in from each end of pole, drill two screws into wall, leaving a half inch of screw exposed.Wrap rope or twine around pole four or five times. Then wrap three more times, leaving three inches of slack for hanging onto screws. Drape rug over top.

3. Rustic Pallet Headboard

Pallets are often given away at home improvement stores, lumber yards or even flea markets and you can use those free pallets to create a beautiful rustic looking headboard. The number of pallets you need actually depends on the shape of the pallets that you use. You should expect to have a few mishaps if you are using older pallets so have at least two on hand when you begin. You will also need 2X4s for framing, nuts and bolts to hold it all together and your stain of choice. All in all, you should be able to build this for less than $20.

4. Cool Elegance

Rich fabrics, wintry neutrals, and a marbled pattern create a luxe oasis.Begin with a basic, unfinished door or wooden plank. (If it’s finished, be sure to prime it first.)Coat surface with layer of Mod Podge (work quickly; it dries fast!). Lay decorative craft-store paper on top right away, smoothing out air bubbles and wrinkles. Let dry 30 minutes, then finish with a top coat of Mod Podge.Hang as you would a picture frame, drilling a screw at either end of door’s back (when horizontal), two inches below the top. Wrap wire around screws twice, from end to end. Drill two additional screws into wall at desired height, just inside where other screws would fall.

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