Before we begin, I’m going to share a little back story on why I needed a DIY beadboard headboard in the first place… I did not move in with my husband until we were married.  We started moving our stuff into our new apartment about a week before the Wedding, but neither of us lived there.  Our new bedroom set had yet to arrive before the Wedding, so while we were on our Honeymoon our friends and family moved it in for us.

Unfortunately, our queen boxspring could not fit up the stairs, so my brother and father had to cut the boxspring in half so that they could fold it to make it fit.  They pieced it back together, but no matter what, it has always sunk towards the center.  After 7 years of marriage, we found we were stuck together in the middle of our bed!  So when our friends gave us their less-than-two-year-old king-size bed and mattress, my husband and I were ecstatic!

DIY beadboard headboard
Aren’t those lampshades gorgeous?  I made them out of lamps from Kmart and coffee filters! I also made the gray frayed-edge pillow shams.

My mother-in-law had purchased the bedroom set for our wedding and the salesmen told her it converted to a king-size bed, so we thought we were set.  Fast-forward to receiving the mattress and that was not the case! Turns out he should have said Cal-King.  But there was no way I was getting rid of this comfy-cozy king-size bed, so we decided to store the headboard/footboard and go with a plain metal frame from Costco.

And so, here we were needing a new headboard for our bed. Our old headboard matched our dressers, so I knew I had to do something that looked good with our current set, but I also knew it would not be a matching set. As I searched I fell in love with a mantle above-the-bed look.  But when we tried to create one it was a total fail and neither of us was happy with it. I started talking to my husband about how I would love to add beadboard to the alcove wall that our bed butts up to and he looked at me funny, but I kept persisting and once I started my bedroom makeover I convinced him that we were going to do it.


DIY headboard idea

We decided to go horizontal with the stripes and I am so happy we did – it was less work AND looks amazing. We both love the style – it is so cozy, yet chic! And the best part? We did the whole wall for under $100, including the molding and quarter-round.

I love piling up my pillows and relaxing against my “headboard” reading books on my iPad, watching TV, or just snuggling with my kids.  This just screams ME and that is what makes it even more fabulous and homey! And here’s a look at some of the other DIY projects that I made:


DIY Coffee Filter LampCoffee Filter Lampshade

Above is a close-up of the coffee filter wreath I made to go over my newly re-finished mirror.

I also refinished my sconces and nightstands – all with Krylon white spray paint!

If you’re looking for an inexpensive but custom farmhouse-style headboard, I think a beadboard headboard is a versatile option that can elevate the look of your bedroom. It’s easy to install yourself, and with a little creativity, you can customize it to match your décor. A DIY beadboard headboard is a great way to add personality and charm to your sleeping space. So why not give it a try? You might just be surprised at how much you love it!