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]

Drop Cloth Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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Melissa of Two It Yourself says the most rewarding part of the master bedroom makeover she completed last year was the DIY upholstered headboard she made with the help of her sister Stephanie. Amazingly, the sisters were about to pull together this beautiful king-sized bed in only five hours and for close to $150. The mattress delivery guy didn’t even believe Melissa had really made the bed until she pulled out the leftover drop cloth as proof. That, my friends, is success!

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Dream-Come-True Diamond Tufted Headboard

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Eight long years ago Sharon from Lilikoi Joy got rid of her “creaky wrought iron canopy bed” with dreams of a plush tufted headboard to call her own. That dream finally became a reality when Sharon created her own beautiful diamond tufted headboard for a mere $99. That’s a far cry from the $1,000-$2,000 price ranges of her inspiration headboards!

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Focal Wall with Upholstered Panel Headboard

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While searching for inspiration for her master bedroom makeover, Kayla of Home Coming came across a gorgeous focal wall created by an upholstered panel headboard that extended beyond the edges of the bed. She loved how it made a bold statement in a “classic and clean way.” Kayla worked alongside her husband Justin to create a similar effect in their bedroom by wrapping pieces of MDF with batting and fabric. It only took the couple $115 and a few hours to create this lovely focal point in their room.

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High-Arch Tufted Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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Amber, a Knock Off Décor reader without a blog, really wanted a linen headboard for her new king-sized bed. While online prices were of course high, shipping to Canada added another monstrous expense. Amber and her husband decided instead to build their own headboard with deep tufts and nailhead trim and are sharing their steps right here on KOD! Without further ado, I’ll let Amber take it away with the how-to on how she made this beauty!

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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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