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Pretty DIY Wooden Headboards

In our house, we often think of whether or not we can actually make something we need by hand ourselves before we remind each other that we could, in theory, just go and buy that thing at the store. That’s because we often find the process of making something and putting it to good use so much more satisfying than just buying it pre-made and setting it up! Our most recent discussion of this nature surrounded the idea of getting a new headboard for the master bedroom, which is why we’ve been scouring the Internet for awesome DIY headboard tutorials that might help us get started.

Are you quite enamoured with the idea of making your very own headboard from scratch as well? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Simple DIY rustic stained wood headboard

Simple diy rustic stained wood headboard

Like us, have you totally fallen in love with the whole rustic chic aesthetic that has been so popular in DIY and home decor lately, but you’re also new to working with wood so you’re not feeling the most confident in your woodworking skills? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Primitive Star Quilt Shop kept things easy in making this basic but beautiful stained wood headboard from upcycled wood.

2. Basic wooden framed headboard

Basic wooden framed headboard

Just in case you really like the easy stained wooden headboard idea but you’re also not sure you want your edges to look quite so unfinished, here’s an idea that shows you how to frame the top and sides a little more effectively! Take a closer look at the tutorial featured in great detail on DIY Network to see how it’s done.

3. Reclaimed, unfinished wooden headboard

Reclaimed, unfinished wooden headboard

Are you absolutely a fan of the fully framed shape of wooden headboard we showed you above but you’re also not sure that you want yours look look quite so glossy and finished in terms of its actual colouring and texture? In that case, we have a sneaking suspicion you might get along a little bit better with something like this rustic chic, purposely unstained and un-sanded headboard outlined step by simple step in Ana White.

4. Multi-toned pallet headboard

Multi toned pallet headboard

Maybe we’re really nailing your aesthetic in the basic concept of making something reclaimed and quite naturally rustic looking, but you can’t help feeling like you’d still prefer to have some kind of design element involved, just for a bit of extra visual appeal? In that case, we think you simple must take a look at how Fresh Crush made this awesome multi-shaded pallet headboard that lets a few different grains and finishes show through in one piece. It really creates depth!