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 it some TLC and a fresh coat of paint. We couldn't be more pleased! To read more about the process, visit: http://kristinsveranda.com/vignettes/2012/03/14/the-great-bed-reveal-of-2012/
Mounting cleat drilled into the wall
Draped with a twin flat sheet
Evenly spaced using thumb tacks
Drilling the mantel into the cleat
Holes for reading lamp plugs
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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