Ok, ok, I know I said we were focusing on the living and dining rooms first, but I just couldn’t resist posting about headboards since I saw this post on Apartment Therapy. AND all of these headboards are either partially or fully DIY, which means we (hypothetically) wouldn’t have to spend an arm and a leg to add one to our home!
This one is mostly not DIY, but the pieces are from IKEA, land of the beyond reasonably priced:
It is made up of three of the Mandal headboards stacked on top of each other, which, on their own, look like this:
Cool, right? I like that the shelves are movable, too – they can be useful and decorative!
Here’s another, slightly more DIY one that is made from a salvaged mantle piece:
Different, no? My worries about this one are 1) I (or more likely Brian) would knock my (his) head on this every morning, and 2) I can’t find anything to put above my real mantle…
Here are some mirrored ones, that would be cool if you found the right mirror (and one that was big enough!):
I like the idea of mirrored headboards in theory – think about all the light they would bring in! – but in my actual bedroom? Talk about bad luck if that puppy broke…
These two are truly DIY headboards – made of two sanded and stained doors (found here and here). I think what I like most about these is that there is a real possibility we could do this – the antique mall down the street has a whole booth dedicated to old doors!
And along these lines, here is a headboard made of old shutters, which is a cool idea, even if it is a little too shabby chic for my taste (and looks a little like it might have paint (lead-based?!) chipping off and falling on you in the night…):
And last, but not least, is this very DIY headboard – I think this pretty cool, though I am not daring enough to do it in an electric blue:
What do you think? Probably should focus on sofas and dining tables for now, right?