Friday, October 2, 2015

An Easy DIY Headboard

My friend, Mary Elizabeth, is always coming up with new projects! This one is so simple that I couldn't wait to share it.

She was just about to donate this little folding "fireplace screen" to Goodwill when she got a another crazy brilliant idea.

She pulled the screen back out of her car, screwed it to the bedroom wall, added some pillows, and . . .  Voila! A beautiful headboard in a matter of minutes!
Inspired by Mary Elizabeth's idea, I did a quick Google search for "fireplace screens", "decorative screens" and even "pet screens". There are more options that I realized. Here are a few. 
This screen, from The Space Between, is actually mounted horizontally to make this headboard.
This idea is from Tara at Between You & Me.  Instead of a folding screen, she attached shutters to the wall behind the bed.

There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest showing how to repurpose an old door into a headboard. I love the chippy paint on this one from the Tangly Cottage.  The best source I've found for old doors is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Ours has beautiful ones for as little as $10.00 each.

Having just finished unpacking from a chilly few days of fall camping in New Hampshire, I must just be dreaming about warm comfy beds!
Yours in DIY,

This post is shared at:
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
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