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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  • Deborah Tubre Bennett 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?

  • Nancy Nancy on Oct 23, 2020

    Could you attach this to the frame with an adjustable bed? Absolutely love this!

  • KayKay KayKay on Jun 17, 2021

    Just love this so much 🥰. Finally started making mine, just wanted to ask you, how did you attach the crown moulding & shelf? I will post you a pic when it’s done, just hoping it looks as fab as one you made 😀


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  • Lois Buchanan Lois Buchanan on Jul 10, 2021

    My husband did woodworking as a hobby, he made a habit of picking up odds, bits and bobs. He brought home many mantle over the years and now I wish I had them! I have an old house with old mantle but they are all original stained hardwoods that I won't take down or damage as it they are integral to the design of the house, but I think there are two in the barn... Hmmm!

  • Lois Buchanan Lois Buchanan on Jul 10, 2021

    By the way, yours is fabulous!