Headboards can be quite heavy and quite expensive, so it pays to find an alternate use for them rather than having to haul them away to the garbage and throw away all that money.
You can create amazing customized furniture and accent pieces with your old headboards that can complement the inside and outside of your home. All you need is a few ideas for inspiration and a few tools and or some paint.
And if you’re not good with tools, some of these don’t even require them.
Here are some of our favorite upcycled headboard ideas:
This DIYer chopped off the legs of this headboard and painted it with some chalkboard paint. They also added some hooks to create a family message board and place to hang their keys. Find out how it was done here.
2) Corner Bench
This handsome corner angled bench was crafted from an old headboard. Find out how it was done here.
3) Welcome Sign
A pretty paint job can turn an old headboard into a lovely welcome sign.
4) Full Bench
You’d probably pay hundreds for a customized bench like this but this was made with some extra wood and a headboard.
5) Customized Organizer
This headboard was transformed into a customized organizer that can be used as a towel or a coat hanger. You can find the details here.
6) Wall Buffet
This headboard was painted, mounted on a wall and had some shelving added to create this darling little wall buffet.
7) Storage Bench
This storage bench would make the cutest little reading nook.
8) Coat Rock
This headboard was cut down to size and had some hooks added to it which transformed the piece into a coat rack.
This headboard was cleverly transformed into this garden door.
10) Towel Rack
You can also transform your old headboards into a great place to hang your towels.
11) Menu Board
Let everyone know what’s for dinner by giving your old headboard a new paint job and making it into a menu board.
12) Garden Trellis
Cut off a piece of your old headboard and turn it into a garden trellis your plants and creep up.
This headboard was attached to a desk and turned into this really cute unique piece.
This headboard was modified slightly to create this cute bookshelf.
With a few modifications, you can create a beautiful credenza with storage in your home.
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