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Pretty Handy Girl’s Upcycled King-sized Headboard

October 22nd, 2013

The blogosphere is full of DIYers who turn ordinary stuff (seemingly junk to many of us) into lovely treasures. What makes DIY projects particularly fun is that they are easy on the budget, infuse a little bit of personality into home, and are environment-friendly to boot! For me, some of my best projects are from items I no longer thought were useful.

In this edition of Projects We Love, we present to you this unique and stylish headboard featured on one of my favorite blogs, Pretty Handy Girl. I have been following Brittany over the last year and have learned a ton! I love that she’s fearless with power tools and that she gives great step-by-step instructions for DIY beginners (that’s me!). This particular post is by one of Pretty Handy Girl’s contributors, Cristina Garay of Remodelando La Casa. Here’s a look at how she turned an old wooden room divider into this pretty headboard.


Cristina first came up with the idea of her upcycled king-sized headboard after receiving an old room divider from contact on Craigslist. After cleaning and repainting the divider, she applied a coat of wax and sandpapered a few areas to give the divider a distressed look. She then mounted the divider onto a 2 x 4 wooden stud to give her headboard some height. To create a more balanced look, Cristina also attached a couple of legs on both sides of the headboard and some ornamental molding. And as a final touch, she placed a decorative piece in the middle of the headboard to make it the focal point of her bedroom.


This chic headboard fuses elements of classical design and contemporary sensibilities. Through this project, Cristina was able to use the vintage look of the old wooden room divider in a modern setting.

Just like Cristina, you can also create a one-of-a-kind home décor using old and worn-out items. For instance, try transforming an old door into a piece of wall décor by simply sticking photos on its panels. Mount the door horizontally on your entryway wall, and for added functionality, install hooks on the door to let it serve as a coat rack. By re-envisioning other architectural elements, such as detached windows, doors, and fences, you can transform them into personalized accents for your home.

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