DIY Fireplace Mantel Headboard

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So, I saw a fireplace mantel online and fell in love with it. I searched online for ones for sale and almost fainted because they were soooo expensive. Then I got angry and thought to myself, You can do this yourself! (haha, i'm so brave when i'm mad, and home in my own house, in my own mind!) Well I actually did it. :D Please tell me what you think, but be nice! It's my first time. :D
We built a "U" shaped rectangle box.
We made a cut out in the bottom because that's the only outlet on the wall. You won't see it when the bed is in place.
We added crown moulding and some trim to pretty it all up.
I painted the whole thing white (yes, even that bottom piece not painted here)
And the Finished product.

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  • Marty Hansen Hagar
    on Dec 1, 2018

    What an amazing job.... just love love love.. What type of material did you use to make the u shape frame?

  • Lisa hurst
    on Apr 15, 2019

    It is gorgeous! I want to make one! What did you use on the inside? Is that your own headboard? Awesome job!

    • Amy Ogden-Paparone
      on Oct 31, 2019

      It was my own headboard, but we sold our home and the buyers begged for us to leave it for them. I used material, foam and buttons on the inside, and attached it with velcro so that it could get removed and the fabric be changed out if I ever wanted to. Never got the chance to do it

  • Deborah Tubre Bennett
    on May 17, 2019

    Can you give some dimensions

    for the headboard and maybe how manu

    inches away from edges you put the trim for the cushion. Also did you make the cushion or buy it?

    • Amy Ogden-Paparone
      on May 22, 2019

      I had a queen sized bed, so measured for the cushion to be the width of the whole bed and brought the frame for the mantel out 6" on each side. I made the cushion. I took a piece of wood, drilled holes for where I wanted the buttons, covered it with batting and material and sewed the buttons on thru the holes in the back. Then attached the whole thing to the mantel with velcro. This way if I ever wanted to change the material I could and it wouldn't be a giant project. Unfortunately, I never got the chance because we sold this house and the new owners asked to buy the bed with it. Hope this helps Deborah, at least you'll know how to measure your bed if you ever wanted to make one! :)

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  • GrannyGranny2
    on Jan 20, 2020

    I have been looking for a headboard and a faux diy fireplace to build for my apartment, and you have a great plan! I love, love, love yours, it’s just the design I’ve been looking for! Not only will I have one in my living room, but I will have a new headboard for my new French Country Farmhouse bedroom! Thanks for sharing your beautiful fireplace.

  • Mindy
    on Apr 30, 2020

    I love love love this! You did an amazing job.

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