Mantel Headboard

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My daughter and her husband bought a new house. They are just starting out, so they are still trying to get the house decorated. Below is their bed needing a headboard to finish the look.
Below is what she wanted but with a mantel style headboard.
I painted top and side panels to look like a fireplace.
An old fireplace!
I made a tufted insert for the center of the "fireplace".
This is the back.
This is the front.
This is their bed now.
I put a 2x8 for the mantel with corbels I made from legs from an old table. I had the pic of the chandelier printed on engineer paper for about $10 and made a frame. It's 3 feet by 4 feet.
She loves it! That's all that matters. Plus, I was able to use mostly scraps on hand so it didn't cost much. $10 for the print, $5 for buttons, $7 for material, $13 for foam. Total $35
12/25/2016 Update: I had been looking for nightstands. I found these two small dressers on craigslist. They were painted a copper/brown with mirrors on all sides. Wow does it brighten up the room. I repainted them black. In this picture you can't see the black of the headboard but the black nightstands really bring it together. Now we are looking for tall lamps. I'm thinking something simple with a mercury glass base.

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  • S Marie Vanelli S Marie Vanelli on Jul 25, 2017
    Where did you get the engineer print done?

  • Pamalla lanaux Pamalla lanaux on Oct 07, 2017
    Where is the Bedding & pillows from!

  • Tray Tray on Mar 15, 2021

    Can you show a step by step video or show step by step instructions please I love your idea


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  • Jamie Tyler Smith Jamie Tyler Smith on Jan 31, 2021

    OMG! Yours is so much better that the original. So pretty and classy! GREAT JOB!!!!!

  • Bry Bry on Dec 23, 2021

    Soooo elegant! I'm a little more casual and can easily see your idea translating to meet just about any style. No limit to the possibilities. Thanks so much for sharing your project. I'm going to stash it in my memory bank for the future!