Look!: DIY Mantelpiece Headboard

Look!: DIY Mantelpiece Headboard

Beth Zeigler
Jan 7, 2009

010709mantel-02.jpgWe 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.

We found this mantelpiece headboard idea on Niesz Vintage Home. She claims it's an easy weekend project (well if that's the case--sign us up).
Kimberly found her mantelpiece at a flea market that was already stripped (lucky) for about $40.00.

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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