It's DIY month here at AT and I'm still mired in what to do about the headboard of our bed. I painted a headboard a few months ago, but while that was an improvement, it feels unfinished, and I've been casting around for a next move. In the meantime, I've come across a few really nice sources of inspiration that I'd like to share. The nice thing about headboards is that they are both practical and make a big decorative impact - AND that you really can do them yourself. Enjoy!...
This headboard is made out of fabric swatches sewn together and hung on the wall behind the bed.
>> 14 ways with headboards - This is a great headboard gallery that I found over at Sunset Magazine's website. These three are particular favorites.
This one is an accent wall of ginko wallpaper on a room divider that becomes a headboard.
This headboard picture frame was made with a simple fabric covered piece of wood edged with decorative molding from a home improvement store.
This is a BEAUTIFUL headboard how to from Charissa this month.
>> How To: DIY Tufted Headboard
This is a How To that we wrote a few years ago after building a headboard for one of our clients on HGTV Mission Organization.
>> How To: Build Your Own Headboard
This is a great shabby chic style project that Leah on DC did last month.
>> How To: Transform a Fireplace Mantel into a Headboard
This is actually a project that Jonathan did in which he stained two large plain closet doors, attaching them together with metal brackets.
>> How To: Make a Cheap and Chic Headboard
I love this! Another way of using Ikea elements to make something nicer than the original design. Three Mandal headboards are stacked up the wall here.
>> Mandal Headboard from Ikea: Think Outside the Bedroom
Ah, yes, the old chalkboard trick - a favorite idea of mine from last year. While chalkboards may have jumped the shark, I still think this is a really great, simple option that has an added whimsical effect if you are skilled with chalk.
>> Look! A Chalkboard Turned into a Headboard
One More! This is just a gallery of great inspiration posted by Janel last week.
>> 10 Dramatic Headboards from House Beautiful