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:
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

Kristin D
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