Up until last week, Bikeman and I didn’t have a headboard on our bed. It’s a long story… I’ll share it below. I had been searching the web for DIY headboard ideas when my daughter moved. Their headboard wouldn’t fit through the stairwell in their new apartment so we’re “baby-sitting” it for a while. I’ll share photos soon. But since I found all these great ideas I thought I’d share them with you. Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite.
Reclaimed Wood Headboard
DIY Headboard Ideas
Now for the rest of the story!
The ONLY headboard we have ever owned was from the antique bedroom suit that my grandmother gave me when I went into the first grade. She gave me a bed, two bed side tables, a dresser, a vanity, and an antique icebox. I got my own room at the time and my parents made a big deal about me having a “big girl room”. They even let me pick the paint color. I chose avocado green with a stain over it. Yes… we painted ALL that antique furniture green. It went great with my 70’s orange floral curtains. I’d love to find a photo of those to share with you!
I used all this furniture through high school, college, and after we were married. The only problem was it was a double bed. As we got older and had kids that wanted to crawl in bed with us the bed seemed to get smaller and smaller.
Finally, we gave the set to my nephew and bought a new queen size bed for us. We couldn’t decide on a headboard so we never got one. That might have been over ten years ago now!
‘Til the next project,