IKEA Mandal Headboard Hack That Won't Damage the Wall

IKEA Mandal Headboard Hack That Won't Damage the Wall

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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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