Queen to king headboard

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I scored this killer headboard for a song and a dance....but it's a queen and I have a king size bed. Is there anything I can do to extend it so I can use it? Something to make it appear to be a king? Help, I'm stuck!
q queen to king headboard, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
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  • Victoria Victoria on Aug 02, 2015
    Paint two vertical columns on the side...for example, sponged...to make it seem the same width visually.
  • MONICA RIGGS MONICA RIGGS on Aug 02, 2015
    What about adding two wooden posts and attach / screw on either side. Possibly painted / dyed in a colour to suit the rest of room / side tables or colour scheme. Lots of luck and enjoy. its beautiful.
  • Kim Kilmer Kim Kilmer on Aug 02, 2015
    Gorgeous piece. I would build a wooden frame and use it as an inset for the frame.
  • Lynn Verne Gosselin Lynn Verne Gosselin on Aug 02, 2015
    Swood
  • Lynn Verne Gosselin Lynn Verne Gosselin on Aug 02, 2015
    Curtains on either side or canopy
  • Donna Makowski Donna Makowski on Aug 02, 2015
    Add wood trim on either side!
  • Linda Caromile Linda Caromile on Aug 02, 2015
    Big Lots sometimes has metal wall art that you could add to the wall on either side (very close) to appear as part of the headboard, thereby extending the headboard. Obviously the design must be compatible.
  • Dey K Dey K on Aug 02, 2015
    If youre going for a "clean" look, I would either paint a rectangle the width of the bed and height of the headboard on the wall or cut one out of wood, or you could put an old distressed shutter on either side.
  • Barbara Barbara on Aug 02, 2015
    If you could find wrought gate or a piece of old fence and cut to fit.
  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Aug 02, 2015
    @Jenn Williams Sheridan Possible use some sort of posts on either side, something along the lines of a newel post. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Stair-Parts-4010-48-in-x-3-in-Unfinished-Hemlock-Starting-Newel-4010H-048-HD00L/202088496
    • Dee Dee on Aug 02, 2015
      @Katrina Warren I love the idea of posts. Paint it the same color as the iron. It will look great.
  • Dora Osborne Dora Osborne on Aug 02, 2015
    Ikea has black tall small night stands that u could put on each side
  • Ella Sonier Robichaud Ella Sonier Robichaud on Aug 02, 2015
    if you could find wrought iron wqindow shutters tht coud do the trick
  • Ginny Ginny on Aug 02, 2015
    I would never want to cut this beautiful piece of art. I could see it as frame work to a great climbing rose or other flower.
  • Susan Susan on Aug 02, 2015
    Get 2 - wooden 4x4's, stain them to match your current bedroom furniture and mount this between then at the appropriate height. You could do something creative on the top of the 4x4's like a wooden deck post ball or some kind of round iron globe or something? Just thoughts....good luck !
  • CK CK on Aug 02, 2015
    A client of mine had a king bed. We could only find a queen headboard that worked with the design ideas of the room.. We used it 'as is', put tall side tables by each side of the bed with lamps on them, and no one noticed it wasn't a king headboard. It was sort of an optical illusion but it worked :-)
  • Z Z on Aug 02, 2015
    Since you need a total of 12, 16 or 18 inches, total for both sides, depending on the which type of king bed you have: California King at 72" wide Standard King at 76" Dual King (made from Twin XL) at 78" wide I would recommend looking for a pair of wrought iron porch posts to extend the sides.
  • Z Z on Aug 02, 2015
    @Jenn Williams Sheridan, I did a virtual for you to show my idea. I would have used real porch posts, but your picture was no dead head on, so I did a mock up using one of the curls from your current bed.
  • Bonnie Lewenza Bonnie Lewenza on Aug 03, 2015
    The posts are going to be your best bet as it will give you the extention that you need and you can be very creative with the posts by adding appliques of wood to the posts or use a router to create a design in them.
  • K K on Aug 07, 2015
    Love that piece! Lucky snag!
  • K K on Aug 07, 2015
    Perfect for bedroom. On the other hand, it would look awesome in a flower garden! Spray paint clear for weather protection.
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