Since the bedroom is the room for relaxing and obviously bed is the most important furniture in our bedroom it must be cool to look at. To bring some uniqueness to your bed and as a symbol of your choice and test, you can DIY the headboard of your bed.
Any DIY project is fun and it helps to develop your skill and creativity. We have enlisted some popular, easy and budget-friendly headboard project for your review.
You can execute these projects as we have depicted and you can also customize these project with your own ideas. We have kept enough space for customization in every idea.
6 Cheap Headboard Ideas
We have included those headboard ideas into our list that you can make easily. The ideas that do not need any rare material or expensive material are included in this list.
On the other hand, the cost is an important consideration that you never can avoid while making any project. Most of the time we try to find out better things at less price. Keeping all of these important parameters in mind we have made our list of 6 cheap headboard ideas.
1. Headboard From Old Door
If there is an old door in your storeroom you can use that for making a headboard for your bed. It will save your money and also turn the old unused wood into something necessary and beautiful.
Taking the old door out of the storeroom clean all the dirt and dust from it. If needed then wash it with water and then dry it under the sun. You have to dry it properly so that there remains no moisture left.
The initial requirement of any wooden DIY project is taking the measurement. Depending on your required size you have to take the measurement and saw the door down according to that measurement.
Making headboard is really an easy wood project that rarely needs any complicated cutting. If you want to make it in a complicated design then you need to cut it in a complicated way but if you want a headboard of simple design you do not have to go for any complicated work.
Anyway, after cutting the door into your required size you have added some chair rail molding and a little paint and the beautiful is ready. It does not take a long time to make.
2. Headboard from Cedar Fence Picket
Cedar fence is a popular material for making a headboard. Cider fence pickets do not cost much. It may cost you $25 depending on the place from where you are purchasing the pickets.
If the pickets are not properly cleaned you have to clean it properly, otherwise it may cause your problem while painting. After gathering the cider fence pickets you have to cut it with a wood cutting tool like hand saw or miter saw according to your measurement and design.
After cutting you will find the cut edge rough and obviously you do not want a rough headboard. So to make the rough edge smooth sand it with sanding paper. Actually, the cider fence pickets require quite a lot sanding, so do not forget to buy enough sandpaper.
After cutting the parts and sanding those you have to join those using glues and screws. When the joining is complete it is time to paint the headboard. You can choose a stain color or just sheer coat it if you love the natural look of cedar.
Overall, cider fence picket headboard is easy to make and does not cost so much. You can take this project for execution and it will not take a lot of time of yours.
3. Rustic Pallet Headboard
If you are looking for a cheaper headboard project you can choose this project of making rustic pallet headboard. This project is much cheaper as you do not have to spend on purchasing the main raw material i.e. pallets for this project.
You might know that pallets are often given away at home improvement stores, lumber yards or even flea markets and you can collect those free pallets to execute your project of a beautiful rustic looking headboard.
How many pallets you need depends on the design, shape, and size of your intended headboard project. It is better to keep a few more pallets in your stock than necessary since there may happen a few mishaps and you may need more pallets than the calculated number.
Besides the pallets, you will also need 2X4s for framing, nuts, and bolts, cutting tool, etc. for executing this DIY project. This cheaper project may cost you a maximum $20. So you can understand how much cheap it is!
4. Padded Headboard with Nail Head Trim
If you do not like wood headboard you can try a padded headboard with nailhead trim. While the wood headboard gives an ancient flavor to your bedroom, this padded headboard with nailhead trim provides a classy and elegant look to your bedroom.
You need plywood, fabric, nailhead trim and a few other tools for this project. Though it looks complicated it is not hard to make. Once you start to make a padded headboard with nailhead trim you will find it easier and it is an enjoyable project too.
5. Tufted Headboard
If you want a soft headboard you can take this project of the tufted headboard for execution. You can give any shape you want to the tufted headboard.
You can do some homework to fix the design. You can see several designs of the tufted headboard and then customizing those designs make a unique design of your own.
You basically need some fabric, foam, and plywood for this project. Cutting the plywood according to your intended design you cover that with foam and then cover the foam with fabric. You can customize or décor this tufted headboard as you want.
The tufted headboard is quite costly than the previous projects depicted here. It will cost you around $100 but if you have already some materials on hand then the cost will be lesser.
6. Headboard from Monogrammed Fabric
It is a wooden based headboard project. If some leftover materials from other projects remain in your collection you can use those materials for making monogrammed fabric headboard by applying a little creativity.
For making a headboard from monogrammed fabric you have to cover the wooden base with fabric and staple it down so that the fabric remains attached with the wooden based properly. After that add the monogram in whatever material you want. To use the monogram as a template you can print it using your computer and printer.
If you do not want to add monogram you can also decorate it by painting with your favorite paint. To make a unique headboard making headboard from monogrammed fabric is a great idea and since the cost is an important parameter to take into consideration for any project I would like to inform you that it is a budget-friendly project.
All the ideas of our list are cheap and easy to execute. Some of the ideas need the basic skill of woodworking and some needs the skill of sewing.
If you already have those skills you can smoothly complete your intended project. If you do not have those skills do not worry you can develop the necessary skills through these projects.