How To: Make a Cheap and Chic Headboard

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Perusing through the Better Homes and Gardens' website we came across a section on inspiration and DIY projects for headboard ideas. We turned one of the ideas into a project of our own...

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They showed one idea using closet doors stacked horizontally, which we actually have done in our own bedroom, although we turned the doors the other direction. (There's so much you can do with Pre-made closet doors!) I'm a little concerned with all the other things going on in the picture (ie. the faux marble column with the gingham, etc...) but the concept of the headboard is a good one and easy to do. Here's a pic of how our version came out.

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We stained two large plain closet doors, attatching them together with metal brackets. Before mounting it, we spaced it off the wall a few inches with a 2x4. Then mounted it to the 2x4 with velcro. We placed two small fluorescent strip lights behind to give it a glow. Overall, it gives a nice "boutique hotel" feel.

Check out the Better Homes and Gardens' website for more project ideas and pictures.

image from bhg.com

(Edited from a post originally published 2.15.07 - CB)