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Picture Frame Headboard

After taking a break from projects around the house, I am super  ready and happy to get busy once again!

This time it's my daughter's bedroom the one I'm beginning to update.  I already showed you how her room has changed over the years, you can check that post HERE.

Well,  today I want to share with you one of the first things I did to her room.

A picture frame headboard.

This headboard was born long time ago when the guest room was mainly used by abuelita.  Three simple flutted pieces of molding with rosettes at the corners sourrounding a padded center.

Then, all the "flower  flower abuelita power" went away to give way to pink.  Same moldings, but a different, more girl friendly fabric.

I liked how the moldings drew the eye almost to the ceiling, giving lots of attention to the bed.  That's why I decided to leave them.

The next graphics will show you step by step how the new headboard was created,
after getting rid of the batting and the fabric.

This is what I already had.

Then, a 1x2 division was attached to the wall.

A 1/4" plywood piece was fitted on the top part.  I glued it with liquid nails and with small nails wherever I could find studs.

Six picture frames were then attached to the plywood piece.

I bought cheap picture frames at Ikea, painted them the same Behr Swiss Coffee as the rest of the headboard pieces.

Each frame was set with two little hinges, that I first attached to the frames and then to the wall.

I glued a magnet on the top back of the frames and screwed a small piece of metal to the wall.  It is very easy for my daughter to change the pictures without worring about the frames falling down.

All the frames on the wall.

Here you can see how the lower row of frames are held by the hinges, while the magnets are holding the top row in place.

The last part was to place a padded board, made with 1/4" plywood, 3" foam, batten, and fabric.

This is how it looked after it was finished.

I like that the frames have a plastic front film instead of glass.

Some pretty prints...

and ready!

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Check the full room reveal HERE.

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  1. So beautiful, Cristina! What a great idea to use frames. It's so unique. I'm sure your daughter loves it. Megan

  2. that is reslly great. Love how the frames are attached to the headboard, for easy change of art. This headboard is going to change with your girl!

  3. You Are Amazing! And thanks for the detailed instructions and photos. I'm a visual learner and it's a great help!

  4. This is fantastic! I bet your daughter loves that she can change it as often as she likes. You did a great job:)

  5. That's a lovely and fairly simple solution. It looks great.

  6. My girls would love that! So cool!! I would love for you to share this at my brand new link party,

  7. What a fabulous idea and such a great tutorial. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

  8. Way cute! I've never seen this idea for a headboard before. I would have to see this just two weeks after buying our daughter a new headboard though :(

  9. LOVE LOVE this! Turned out so cute and I love how colorful it all is.

  10. What an awesome headboard! It is gorgeous! You are always so creative! I love all your projects!

  11. Very creative! I love it! I'd love for you to share it at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at Hope to see you there!

  12. That looks so beautiful, what an awesome idea!

  13. Beautiful and creative idea, Christina! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  14. Very nice!I Ikea is a great source for frames! Love the way you used them. Stopping by from At The Picket Fence.

  15. Really love this idea. It's so pretty and SO different!

  16. What an inspiration! My daughter wants to re-do her room...I may have to show her this idea. Now following you!

  17. Oh wow, Cristina! That's awesome! I love that there are so many options for personalizing/customizing it! Beautiful job! I'm including a link back in tomorrow's highlights. ;) Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. LOVE it! Have a great weekend!

  18. What a clever idea! So cute, and I like how the frames open so easily so that the pictures can be changed whenever you want to change them. Just a beautiful job, I just love it!

  19. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  20. You are featured today on Potpourri Friday!

  21. What a really adorable idea. Thanks for sharing, its so cute.

  22. This is wonderful and adaptable for all ages! Love it!

  23. I really love this idea! Fresh, white and gorgeous! :)

  24. Hi, Cristina

    This is a great idea! I am going to try this out for my girl. She is getting a full size bed and I need a headboard. Lovely!


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