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Build a Headboard

When your headboard becomes old and dingy, it's time for a new one! Consider building your own headboard. There are many ways to build a headboard inexpensively with a designer look. Here are several ideas on building your own headboard.

1. Use a section of fencing. From wooden picket fencing to wrought iron, these can be painted to match any room. Fastened to the bed itself or to the wall, these are practically pre-built and can add a whimsy touch to any room.

2. Scarp plywood is often used to build a headboard. Stained to look like old planks of wood, or covered with foam you've hot glued to the surface, covered in fabric that has been stapled to the back can add a designer touch to any bedroom. Choose a fabric with a design and colors that will appeal to you for a long length of time.

3. Framed photos make a beautiful arrangement above the head of your bed. This gives the illusion of having a headboard and can be a pleasure to have favorite photos in your room.

4. A quilt placed at the end of your bed will give a warm and cozy feel to any bedroom. If it's an old quilt, it is sure to bring a nostalgic feeling to your room.

5. Using a bookcase to build a headboard can be very appealing and useful at the same time. Adding photos, flowers and books to the bookcase headboard will provide you with a comforting night time location.

6. If you have an old door this can be painted and lain sideways to make an unusual headboard. To add your own touch, add a collage or decoupage the door to match the colors and theme in your room.

7. A trellis decorated with flower, ribbons or painted with ivy can give a quaint feel that will be a pleasure for any young girl.

8. Boys enjoy wooden shelves behind their bed to stash there treasures at night. Paint the shelves to match any decor. Store toys on the shelves giving your child a place to store these treasured items will help keep them off the bed.

9. Shutters can give a country or romantic feel to your cottage style bedroom. Shutters make great headboards in guestrooms.

10. Hang a opaque curtain behind a bed to give the look of a window. The flowing material of a curtain will soften any room.

Look around your house and discover there are endless items when you decide to build a headboard.

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