Carol Halgrimson
Carol Halgrimson
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Asked on May 6, 2013

Need DIY Headboard idea...

Diana DeileyCarol HalgrimsonSia@South 47th
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I have a King-sized bed in front of a 4x4-foot window (no where else it can be and want to keep the window) and I don't want to totally block off the window light, but I want privacy and some sort of head board to keep the pillows on the bed too. Any creative way to do this? I've thought and thought and nothing comes to mind.
14 answers
  • Joan
    on May 6, 2013

    I would change curtains to blinds (web-like, not slats) to allow filtered light to shine through. I know Lowes carries them; some are insulated, i think. Lots of different colors too. Or, you could change your headboard or use your window as your headboard. Hope this gives you some ideas to go with.....

  • Lynn Lawson
    on May 7, 2013

    Try a wrought iron fence type headboard or make one out of thin strips of wood glued and nailed to a frame.

  • Nest Interiors
    on May 7, 2013

    I would use some light linen curtains on the window so there's privacy, but they still allow light. Pull headboard away from window enough that the curtains can be opened and closed and use a vintage-y rod iron headboard which will serve your purpose inside and also look pretty from the outside.

  • Carol Halgrimson
    on May 7, 2013

    Thanks everyone! Now to find a headboard like that.... or try making one. I have the gauzy curtains, so that is a start! Thanks again! :)

  • Accentuations!
    on May 8, 2013

    My suggestion is simple. Extend the rod for your draperies to at least the width of the bed...a little more would be better. This trick gives the illusion of a larger window with drapes than are only open "so much". Then you can put in a nice open metalwork headboard...keep the bed out away from the drapes a bit so they can open and close with ease. The drapes are a great back drop to the head board--not hidden way and it will appear lighter in the room

  • Carol Halgrimson
    on May 8, 2013

    I didn't think of extending, but I could easily. And I wonder where to find an inexpensive iron head-board? That is what I'd love to do!

  • Accentuations!
    on May 9, 2013

    Carol....just a little thought. If you have a Value City Furniture near to you they often carry headboards @ about $199 and under. Also, I know someone who went to a Big Lot store and bought the whole bed for about $99! she brought the item to me...I used a texture paint as a base and then painted it with a Rustoleum product that had some texture to it...like a dark bronze...it turned out better than even I thought it would! As I always say "Paint Is Your Friend"!!

  • Kathywarddesigns
    on May 10, 2013

    check out this link. a top down shade would be perfect - left in it's permanent 3/4 down position or up - consider doing a shelf at the permanent down level (from the top). you really would be open to many types of headboards, both created and manufactured with this type of look. good luck, kathy, katthywarddesigns@comcast.net, www.facebook.com/kathywarddesigns.................... http://www.selectblinds.com/images/productimages/cellularshades/Product/cordless-top-down-bottom-up-cellular-shades-0.jpg -

  • Kathywarddesigns
    on May 10, 2013

    carol - here's some reasonable priced iron pieces, and if shipped ground - definitely doable, etc.! http://schillersalvage.com/#/iron/4536130301

  • Lynn Lawson
    on May 10, 2013

    You can also add a glass shelf in the window and add pretty plants.

  • Evelyn McMullen
    on May 22, 2013

    I cut the seat out of old Victorian sofa, perfect headboard.

  • Sia@South 47th
    on May 22, 2013

    Try your local Re-store (Habitat for Humanity) or Salvage yard. ;)

  • Carol Halgrimson
    on May 25, 2013

    I've so many ideas here to use! Thank you everyone, I love all of the ideas! You are all so creative. :)

  • Diana Deiley
    on Nov 14, 2015

    I agree with Sia about checking with Habitat for a headboard. They also sell louver doors that can be cut to size, attached side by side to desired width, then painted white. Or pick up an old brass frame and spray it white. Your choices are endless!

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