Easiest and Cheapest Shabby "Headboard" Ever!

Here is what I did to create a "headboard" for our room. we are on a tight budget, and trying to go to a "shabby" look..My inspiration was a display at an antique store. I bought several pictures at a garage sale for next to nothing. I think the largest one was $5! I removed the glass and pictures, and "painted" all the frames with Gesso. (cheap!) It leaves a distressed look without any extra effort on my part!
The hanger was from Ikea, a Diginet Stainless Steel Curtain wire that cost $12.99. We also purchased the hooks at Ikea. We are most pleased with the results!

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  • Magi Magi on Dec 28, 2018

    Did you cut the frames at a cerysin part or did you just glued them l8ke thst?

  • Joanie Joanie on Feb 07, 2019

    I was thinkin' of your bedspread, blanket or quilt and the colors.......maybe adding a color to match in each frame, in a design of your own choice, would add some color, since you have a white background.....colors to co ordinate with your top cover on your bed. BLING! Maybe painting each frame to match???? Painting your bed to match the frames?

  • DC DC on Aug 31, 2020

    Can you sit up in bed? I think I would be bumping my head on corners if l tried to to sit against the wall? I like to read in bed, so for me, I would perhaps do this behind a couch where back rest is already established or some plain wall begging for something different.

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