Repurpose Three Ikea End Tables to Make a Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 25, 2011


Faced with the challenge of turning a sunroom into a cozified bedroom on a $200.00 budget, Young House Love thought of an ingenious way to convert three Ikea end tables into a sharp, modern headboard with $20.00 and stuff lying around the house. See how they… Continue Reading

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How to Turn Kitchen Cabinet Doors into a Headboard

By: Diy maven Apr 01, 2010

created at: 04/01/2010

'How clever!' was my first response when seeing Remodelaholic's kitchen cabinet door headboard. AND, get this, it only cost $15!!!!! Here's a list of supplies Cassity used to make… Continue Reading

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Fabric Scrap Upholstered Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 10, 2009

created at: 2009-09-10

There's patchwork, and then there's PATCHWORK. I was relieved to find this photo over on Decor8 so I can cross it off of my 'to do' list of ideas. A cursory assessment indicates that all you need to for this smart, upholstered headboard is



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How to make a headboard out of books.

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2009



DIY combined with books is about the best kind of DIY there is, so when I saw this Instructable by jessyratfink, I squealed like a little girl. To make one, you'll need some stuff. Here's a list of… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Hanging Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher May 12, 2009

1. It cost under $100.00

2. This one is sized for a queen size bed

3.  The slides are a little out of order so start around the 5th photo or so.

4.  The hangers in the photo are WONDERFUL and easy to use.

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How-To Build a Headboard: Watch and See How a Professional Does It

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 17, 2009

created at: 2009-02-17

Headboards have swamped the design blogs for the past 6 months or so. Some are o.k., some are good and some are really professionally done. These two tutorials are produced by a company from which I've purchased patterns. They'are a little bit on the frumpy side, but the construction instructions are easy to understand and, if you watch and learn, you'll be able to use these techniques forever. You know, teach a man to… Continue Reading

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Garage Door Headboard

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2008

Okay, this isn't just any garage door. It's an old garage door with loads of character. Jenny K, a contributor at Junk Market Style, carefully stripped and sanded the door, which she discovered was constructed of fir and pine. She then simply propped it up behind her king-sized bed for an amazing statement.

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Recycle Carpet Samples

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 10, 2008

created on: 12/10/08

It's time for me to take a break from Christmas decor.  When I think about the fresh, new year, I get giddy about cleaning, clearing, and being creative with inexpensive materials.  Lucky for me, Readymade has provided three ideas from Jen Trolio for reusing carpet samples.  Lowe's,  Home Depot and some supersize stores always seem to have an abundance of carpet samples available right after New Year's Day.  With a utility knife, a straight edge and duct tape, boring carpet samples can be transformed into a dandy floor runner, a tactile headboard and a wacky flower vase.  To get a jump on things I'm making… Continue Reading

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Make An Upholstered Headboard (For Dirt Cheap!)

By: Lilybee Sep 30, 2008

When the weather turns yucky I get a yen for things that are squishy, duvets, blankies, cushions, carpets, you name it so long as it's sink-into-able. Realsimple has an idea for re-purposing a  seen-better-days comforter into a luxe looking upholstered headboard.

created on: 09/30/08

You'll need:

  • A quilt,
  • a piece of 3/4-inch plywood four feet tall and as wide as your bed (twin, 39 inches; full, 54; queen, 60; king,… Continue Reading
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13 Budget Friendly Headboard Ideas

By: Chrisjob Aug 26, 2008

Nothing makes a second hand mattress and box spring on a basic mattress frame sit within its own dreamy location like a proper headboard. A bed is an expensive investment, sometimes out of the reach of many. So tuck your bed into its locale with these 13 budget friendly headboard ideas.

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The Night Owl Illuminated Headboard

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2008

The Night Owl illuminated headboard was crafted by Lucky Luke Design with small spaces in mind as it eliminates the need for bedside lamps. Each side of the headboard has a dimmer independent from the other. No info on the price, which we all know is code for a lot, which leads me to it DIYable?? My vote is yes.




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Repurposed Twin Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 21, 2008

created on: 06/21/08

Repurposing a headboard: make a slipcover for it (as above), dog bed, a doll bed, a child's low platform bed, the back of a wide chair, a tabletop, cut an opening and use as a frame, a mirror frame, if it's slatted, upholster it, if it's solid, paint a picture in the center, decoupage a favorite image in the center.  It killed me but I cut off the legs of this headboard so it would sit on the floor.  I drilled holes for long… Continue Reading

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FREE Wall Stencil Headboard with How-To

By: Diy maven Jun 19, 2008

Good Housekeeping offers a free PDF of a headboard stencil on their website. To use their sketch, they suggest following these simple steps:

1. First print out the headboard grid PDF to use as a guide.
2. Print out the headboard stencil PDF. (You only need half a stencil, because you’ll be flipping it over to make the opposite side.)
3. Cut along the bold black lines and arrange them on the wall where you want your headboard. Tape them in… Continue Reading

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Hack a Lack Headboard

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2008

Michael used a couple Ikea Lack shelving units to hack together this very pleasing headboard.

Michael says, “I bought one lack shelving unit full price from Ikea, and found the other for cheap in the returns/damaged department. One unit turned out to be slightly darker than the other one. In order to frame the bed, I made measurements, and had plywood cut to make up for the difference in length of shelf unit versus bed. I chose a stain… Continue Reading

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Scandinavian Design Center Hack?

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2007

Check out Queenie, a bed ‘gable’ made of Plexi glass, available through Scandinavian Design Center. At about 320 bucks, it’s not terribly expensive, but for a fraction of the cost, the look could be easily replicated out of a piece of MDF and a jigsaw. Yes?

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