Something from Nothing: 5 DIY Headboards

Dated: 01/04/2013

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If you're a human being and you're on the internet ever, you've seen a do-it-yourself headboard project somewhere online. They're one of the best and most popular uses for scrap building supplies. Here are five ideas that you can knock out with very little to no carpentry experience.

1) Pallet. Pallets have been the big thing to upcycle this year, with lots of them getting reimagined as headboards. Some of them turn out pretty meh if you ask me, but here's one of the best examples I've seen. More pictures here.
pallet headboard

2) Shutters, windows or a door. You know a DIY trend has gone mainstream when Pottery Barn starts selling a super pricey version of it, like they did with a reclaimed shutter headboard recently. Here's a great looking DIY version:
shutter headboard
3) Books. This headboard is made entirely of books found at a thrift store. They've been hammered onto a couple pieces of plywood that have been cut to size and hung over the bed. See the step by step
book headboard
4) DIY Upholstery. This one looks the most daunting, but is also the best I think. Design*Sponge posted
a video explaining how to pull off this awesomeness.
upholstery headboard
5) Board and batten. This project requires just a few MDF boards, white paint and a nail gun. See a tutorial

Which is your favorite?
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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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