Upcycle an Old Door into an Upholstered Headboard

Looking to freshen up a guest bedroom before the holidays, but don’t know where to begin? With dropping temperatures and dreary weather outside, you’ll want to make sure your visitors are relaxed and comfortable throughout their stay.

Few furnishings add coziness to a room like an upholstered headboard, but the cost of such comfort can be high. Rather than buying a new headboard, upcycling can be a great alternative.

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Project by Rachael Ranney

Upcycling is the reuse of discarded objects in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. Using this concept and the materials of a salvaged wooden door, decorative wood trim, and upholstery supplies, you can create a luxurious upholstered headboard without the expensive price tag. This DIY tutorial walks you step-by-step through the production process with detailed instructions and photographs. A floating upholstered headboard makes a huge style impact that adds comfort and coziness to any bedroom.