Tufted Fabric Headboard with Winged Sides

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Chris and Julie from DO or DIY desperately needed some pizzazz in their guest bedroom and knew the perfect solution would be a headboard that made a BIG statement. However, despite all the tutorials for DIY headboards, Chris and Julie but didn’t find anything that quite fit the mark. The couple decided to come up with their own design that combined fabric, tufts, winged sides, and nailhead trim. Julie says, “It makes just the statement we wanted in the room, accomplishing that luxurious hotel look we were going for… although I didn’t consider how it would encourage guests to never leave! The best part of this project was that it was a weekend’s worth of work that only cost us $100, compared to retail versions that ranged from $800-1500!”

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Roll-Up Shade Repurposed into a Headboard

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Jill of Westbrooke Drive found a roll-up shade at a local church yard sale for only $1. She wasn’t sure exactly what it was made of, but visions of Pottery Barn’s seagrass headboard immediately popped into her head. Jill built a wood framed and then wrapped the shade around it to create her taller DIY version. The added height is perfect for the vaulted ceilings in Jill’s bedroom, especially for only $15!

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Tall Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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While looking for a new headboard for her guest bedroom, Brit from House Updated found an upholstered headboard from West Elm that she loved. The clean lines and nailhead trim appealed to Brit’s design taste and had just the right amount of interest. But, best of all, it was nice and tall, which would make the bed a real showpiece in the room. Brit decided to build her own version, making it even taller and super soft by upholstering it with a velvet curtain from IKEA.

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Tufted Headboard

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Laura from The Steen Style has been hard at work decorating her master bedroom for the past three years. While she really wanted an over-sized, tufted headboard, she certainly didn’t want to spend bahoodles of dollars on one. Instead, Laura took on the bear of a project with the help of her fearless mom. Here’s what Laura has to say:  “The size made this project intimidating,but once we were finished, it was well worth the time…and definitely the money saved!”

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Curved Wood Headboard

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Tricia from Little Cottage on the Pond had been wanting a dramatic curved wood headboard from Ballard for ages, but the price was way out of her comfort zone. Her husband took one look at the long-desired headboard and said he could make it for Tricia. The sweet guy was true to his word and got it right down to the last detail, even including the little birdie perched on the side!

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Decorative Cut-out Headboard

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Kara of Kara Paslay Designs had long loved a Moroccan-inspired headboard from West Elm and came up with a super clever DIY. Can you guess what it’s made from??? Doormats! I am really blown away by Kara’s genius! This is actually a simple project too, requiring just paint, plywood, and trim. Kara’s queen headboard comes [...Read More]

Beadboard Headboard

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After making a custom pirate sail headboard for one of her sons, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker couldn’t turn down her oldest son’s request for a headboard of his own. She loved the look of PBK’s Camp Bed but not the $600 price tag. Melissa also wanted just a headboard and not an entire frame. [...Read More]

Mantel Molding Headboard

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Brook from Being Brook has been working her magic on the rooms in her brother’s house. She couldn’t wait to get her hands on the master bedroom, which lacked a headboard. With the help of plans from Ana White, Brook quickly took care of that problem, building a stately white headboard that resembles a mantel. [...Read More]