this is so easy to do, upholstered headboard. using mdf (medium density fiberboard) a jigsaw, trace and cut. when done, tack on some batting and your favorite fabric attaching to the back with a staple gun. got that? tools: jigsaw, staple gun and scissors. if you get bored with it, you can change out the fabric.this one's for all of you l.a. hippy diy-ers. a bohemian twist, using a piece of fabric (that looks like you got it from pier1 circa 1979) tack it to the wall behind the bed and take a bong hit. this one works so well because of the medallion pattern. now just pop in that "rumors" 8 track and your all good.
a woven shade as a headboard. um. ok. but only if you're in college or under 22. otherwise. really? no. makes my nose itch looking at it.this one is from my house. as usual, i took this shot, without proper styling or a concept of how to photograph a low-lit room. this room is tiny. something like 10x15. using two alder wood doors, stained ebony (using minwax stain) i bolted these, one on top of the other to create 'drama'. for a room lacking in personality or design detail and little room for much more than a bed, this worked beautifully. 'We stained two large plain closet doors, attatching them together with metal brackets. Before mounting it, we spaced it off the wall a few inches with a 2x4. Then mounted it to the 2x4 with velcro. We placed two small fluorescent strip lights behind to give it a glow. Overall, it gives a nice "boutique hotel" feel." ok, but mine took like an hour to make. here's another version of the same idea.( i'd lose the thing at the foot and the column, and the chandelier) actually, this looks like it came from a european design mag. all of these images, including mine, came from apartment therapy