Shutter Headboard: Easy DIY Idea

Shutter Headboard: Easy DIY Idea

Sarah Coffey
Feb 8, 2010

This photo comes from the Italian hotel Masseria Torre Coccaro, an old converted farmhouse in Puglia. Although the room's country aesthetic isn't a style we're normally drawn to, we really like the way antique shutters are used to create a focal point behind the bed.

Minus the scalloped edge, a similar project could also work in a modern bedroom. It's easy to do and makes use of architectural materials that are commonly available at salvage shops. Depending on how stable the shutters are, they could be bolted to the wall (an easy fix for wobbly shutters) or (if they're more stable) to the bed. For tips on making a DIY headboard from salvaged materials, we've included some helpful links below.

How to Make a Headboard from an Old Door
Best DIY Headboard Inspiration 2009
DIY King Size Headboard and Template
DIY Glowing Headboard
How to Make a DIY Headboard
How to Make a DIY Tufted Headboard
Eleven DIY Headboard Inspirations
Two DIY Headboard Ideas from Home & Decor

Photo: Masseria Torre Coccaro / Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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