Kristin D
Kristin D
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  • Vinton, VA

How to Make a Headboard Out of a Mantel


When remodeling our Master Bedroom earlier this year, we knew we wanted to break up the traditional bedroom suite and go for a more unique style of headboard. One that had classic bones and a commanding presence. The answer was an old recycled mantel! We found it on CraigsList for $50, filled in the middle with plywood, covered the plywood with a draped twin sheet, added some wooden block "feet", and gave
how to make a headboard out of a mantel, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling
how to make a headboard out of a mantel, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling
Mounting cleat drilled into the wall
Mounting cleat drilled into the wall
Draped with a twin flat sheet
Draped with a twin flat sheet
Evenly spaced using thumb tacks
Evenly spaced using thumb tacks
Drilling the mantel into the cleat
Drilling the mantel into the cleat
Holes for reading lamp plugs
Holes for reading lamp plugs
The finished project
The finished project
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2 questions
  • Tina Parkhill
    on Jan 24, 2016

    What size bed is this, and what size mantel?

  • Elizabeth Roberts
    on Nov 7, 2016

    Do you have more step by step instructions on building this mantel? My husband needs more measurements etc to do this please.

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