Headboards Are Expensive! 25 Versions You Can Totally DIY

Does the price of a new headboard make you cringe? Us too. So check out these easy-to-do, eye-catching DIY headboards from around the web (26 Photos)

Christine Petrozzo on May 14, 2013 at 6:30PM

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Nailhead Headboard

Source: Alyssa Wine/My Clever Nest

Why we love it: This hotel-worthy headboard is simple and elegant -- minus the hefty price tag! ‘Nuff said.

What you need: Tape measure; carpenter’s level; cardboard; pencil; plywood sheathing (measure desired size prior to purchase); jig saw; sander; foam; spray adhesive; batting; staple gun; staples; fabric; scissors; nailheads, 300 ct; rubber mallet; ruler; hammer; drill; and mounting brackets.

How to make it: Measure and mark the desired size of the headboard onto the plywood. Cut it out. Trace the curved edges with a stencil, and then cut with the jigsaw. Sand the edges down. Adhere the foam to the plywood with spray adhesive. Stretch the batting around the sides of the headboard, and staple on the backside. Repeat with the fabric. Trim off excess batting. Lay the headboard on the ground, and measure 3” down from the top edge of the headboard. Set the nailhead into the plywood. Repeat the process around the edges, separating each nailhead by 1 cm, until complete. Mount the headboard to the wall with the brackets.

For more detailed information, visit My Clever Nest.

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