Best DIY Headboard Inspiration 2009

published Feb 20, 2009
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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.


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.

This is a great shabby chic style project that Leah on DC did last month.


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.

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.