Skip Nav
HGTV
11 Things You'll Notice When You Visit Fixer Upper Star Clint Harp's Store in Real Life
HGTV
6 Surprising Realities of Meeting Chip and Joanna Gaines in Person
Small Space Living
31 Lavish Reasons We Want to Move into a Tiny Home

Casa Verde: An Upcycled Headboard

Craftster member Jessyratfink recently posted pictures of this awesome book headboard project. She's no stranger to upcycling old books into home furnishings. In fact, we featured her DIY instructions for a book-legged table here.

Jessy explains, "I work at a used bookstore, and so I was able to save a lot of old books and wanted to reuse them. I've previously done a table with book legs and a bookshelf out of old encyclopedias. I wanted something a little prettier this time. [The headboard] is made out of book covers, Elmer's Glue-All, a plywood backing, and some polyurethane to seal it. It was really simple as you just glue them down in layers!"

Want to see more photos, and find out how to make it yourself? Then

.

Get the complete instructions over on Instructables.


Image

Image

Image

Image

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
nancita nancita 7 years
That is so adorable!
FireFly44 FireFly44 7 years
I think this would be a fun idea for a children's room!
earthgoddess earthgoddess 7 years
The headboard is very creative, but I think the bright colors combined with the patchwork quilt make the room seem really busy. If I had neutral bedding, I would go more bold in my headboard colors. As it stands, I have vintage quilts on my bed that I like to stand out, so I would choose more neutral shades of book covers for my headboard.
BOBCAT BOBCAT 7 years
hmm, just a little too much for me,.,
kpelli73 kpelli73 7 years
Great headboard....I also love the quilt.
How to Make Coffee Ground Soap
DIY Hand Warmers
Cool Upcycling Projects
25 Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Old Items
DIY Thumbtack Pumpkin
Paper Bag Fall Wreath
Uses For Old Coffee Grounds

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds