Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIY: Lattice Headboard

I was looking for an inexpensive and easy idea for a headboard so my co-worker suggested using a garden lattice fence and turning into a decorative headboard. I couldn't find this DIY idea online anywhere so I really had no idea what I was doing as I walked through this project.

Buying Lattice
I bought the standard size (4 feet x 8 feet) of lattice from Lowe's for about $20 in white. I had to measure the size of my bed to make sure the lattice wasn't  too long or too high. Lowe's said they typically don't cut the lattice for customers (I have no idea why) but I think the lady felt sorry for me and cut it anyway. Make sure you ask a sales associate if they cut the lattice down for you before you buy.

Hanging the Headboard
I simply measured where I wanted the headboard to be and drilled a hole through the lattice and into the wall.

Decorating the Headboard 

I really wanted to buy lattice in a color other than white but wasn't too thrilled about the other options  available. I figured I'd buy the white fence and spray paint it, but the spray painting never happened. I think it would be a great idea if you're thinking about doing this. It will completely change the look of the headboard. To maintain the feel of a garden, I decorated the headboard with a flower broach. I might add more later depending on the types of small flowers I find but thought I'd keep it simple for now - I definitely don't want it to look like a full blown garden, simplicity is key here. The decorating possibilities are endless because you can attach practically anything to this!


  1. I work at Lowes and pass by the wooden lattice every day... I knew this would look amazing. Great idea..


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