I need a twin size headboard for a few months.

I am moving from my 4 bedroom house into a small 2 bedroom apartment, but I just need a twin size headboard until then. I don't want to go to the expense of buying one, because the new buyers of my house want the twin bed I have now, with no headboard, but I need one now!
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 18, 2015
    Try craigs list ,many people advertise things they do not want anymore.

  • Elen Elen on Oct 18, 2015
    Try Freecycle@yahoo.com

  • Cyndi Apone Deermount Cyndi Apone Deermount on Oct 18, 2015
    Get an inexpensive piece of wood fencing with slats from Home Depot and paint it to match or coordinate with the room.

  • Ruidoso Ruidoso on Oct 18, 2015
    Repurpose an old door.....?

  • Charlene Bryant Charlene Bryant on Oct 18, 2015
    I like the old door idea above…also, couldn't you get a pallet and take it apart and make some kind of headboard out of that? Be creative - everyone's making everything out of pallets these days. Why not???

  • Kelley M Kelley M on Oct 18, 2015
    Get a cheap board and cover it with foam and fabric or a quilt to match the bed and mount on the wall. You can also do that with squares.

  • Sandra Sandra on Oct 18, 2015
    If you don't want to spend any money at all, my suggestion would be to pick up old pallets for free (search you local craigslist) and use it as a headboard. You have several options. You can use it as is or you can pull it apart and construction a slat headboard. It will just take a little time and labor. To learn how to take apart pallets, do a search online, it can get a little tricky taking these boards apart.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 19, 2015
    Check out Habitat for Humanity Restore shops, you may find something there that you can use like old shutters.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Oct 19, 2015
    I covered another mattress with the bedcover and propped it against the wall as the headboard.

  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Oct 26, 2015
    You can make one from beaded board paneling, lowes sells 1\2 sheets, and you can paint it or leave it as it is..

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 26, 2015
    We cut an inexpensive particle wood panel in half for our queen size bed, added some 2x4's to the back and bolted it to the frame. I bought some quilt batting (it comes in a sheet to make a quilt, if you're not familiar with it, and you won't need more than twin size), used spray adhesive to attach the padding to the wood and then used a pretty sheet to cover it. I stapled it in place on the back, and years later I still like it so much I still use it. As a cheaper alternative, scrap wood for the shape, an inexpensive mattress pad and a sheet or pretty curtain and you have a temporary headboard. Or search headboard here, and I bet you'll find tons of clever ideas! Here's one I found that I thought was unique! http://www.hometalk.com/diy/bedroom/furniture/crib-to-upholstered-headboard-4880210