We ran across this really cool idea on a building material reuse website where a customer purchased a used mantelpiece and DIY'd their own headboard. In our search for other mantelpieces masquerading as headboards, we found one other example (with instructions to boot).
We fell in love with this bedroom setup. The DIY mantelpiece headboard draws you in and the smokey gray paint makes the headboard pop. The great thing about having a mantelpiece as a headboard is the fact that you instantly have a place to prop your artwork and pictures.
She painted the mantel white and instead of leaving an opening (like our previous example) she added a foam piece of plywood covered in floral fabric. You can follow Kimberly's DIY instructions here.
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[Image on first page from Community Forklift]