We are in desperate need of a headboard for both our master suite and our guest room. My Mom recently sent me an awesome link all about headboards and I couldn't help but take a peek at BHG's cheap and chic headboard projects. After further inspection, I deemed their feature something worth sharing. We love all the different plays on elements, textures and surprising upcycling too! Check all 25 out HERE and spy our faves below. Thanks Mommacita for the link and inspiration. Maybe you can help us tackle one of these while you're here for Baby Bubba's shower, wink wink!
Have you tackled a headboard project? We'd love to see it! Send us before and after via CasaCullen@Gmail.com
Window of Opportunity
Create an elegant headboard like this one by spraying two shutters with two coats of primer and 2 coats of metallic paint, then finishing with two coats of sealant. Allow the shutters to dry between coats. Measure the inside of each panel and cut fabric to fit each opening, adding 1/2 inch on all sides. Place batting inside the panel to cover the entire area. Cover with a piece of fabric and attach to batting along the edges with hot glue. Secure the corners and along the top with a staple gun. Use ribbon as a trim to finish. Repeat for each panel.
Door to Door Headboard
A trio of painted closet doors dresses up a plain bed. To start, measure your bed to determine the number of doors you will need. (We used three doors for a full-size bed.) Next, use painter's tape to mark off stripes. Paint all the stripes of one color. After the paint has dried, remove the tape. Repeat the process for each color. Once all the stripes are painted and dry, attach the doors with hinges or brackets on the back, lean against the wall, and brace with the bed frame.
Pssst - We also love this idea for an easy art installation for a room (uh hum, nursery) and we also have to brag on our cousin and her DIY door headboard HERE!
Hip Upholstered Headboard
Check out the how-to HERE
Shabby Chic Mantel Headboard
In place of a headboard, a salvaged mantel gives this bedroom architectural flair. The more distressed the better for a vintage look like this. Good gosh, I love this look!
Frame It Out Headboard
Inexpensive photo frames can be found at garage sales or thrift shops and make a magnificent headboard. Remove the glass from the frames and cut batting the same size as the frame back. Cut fabric to size, adding 3 inches on each side. Lay the batting on the frame back and cover it with the fabric, wrapping excess over the back. Pull taut and fasten with duct tape. Insert the back into the frame. Hang three frames side by side for a picture-perfect headboard.
Smart Stencil Headboard
Love the look of wrought-iron headboards, but not the price? Get the look without the cost by painting one on your wall. Find a stencil at a local crafts store or make your own. Cut the stencil from acetate with a crafts knife, affix the stencil to the wall using a spray adhesive or low-tack tape, and apply paint inside the stencil. Use acrylic paint or specially formulated stenciling cream.
See all the great DIY headboard ideas from BHG HERE!