IKEA Mandal Headboard Hack That Won't Damage the Wall

IKEA Mandal Headboard Hack That Won't Damage the Wall

Sarah Rainwater
Jul 20, 2011

This headboard was inspired by an Apartment Therapy post on how to combine IKEA Mandal headboards to create a dramatic wall installation, but not wanting to seriously damage the walls of their rental, Jeremy and Joe came up with a solution to create a more temporary setup.

"It took us a few weeks to engineer a system and install the multiple IKEA Mandal headboards in our bedroom," they say, "Installing them per the instructions would have meant at least 12-15 large holes in the wall with anchors to secure the screws in the drywall. Then, we learned the headboards could mounted on Ikea Stolmen posts, which required only 6 holes in the ceiling. One trip to the hardware store led to the purchase of many brackets, washers and bolts. Voila! The headboard!"

Check out a full tour of Jeremy & Joe's apartment later this afternoon.

Images: Sarah Rainwater

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