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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.






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nancita nancita 6 years
That is so adorable!
FireFly44 FireFly44 6 years
I think this would be a fun idea for a children's room!
earthgoddess earthgoddess 6 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.
hmm, just a little too much for me,.,
kpelli73 kpelli73 6 years
Great headboard....I also love the quilt.
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