Master Bedroom Retreat, Part 5: DIY Upcycled Mantel Headboard

Master Bedroom Retreat Makeover
Bed with Drawers Base, Assembled

In this eight-post blog series, I’ll review the step-by-step details on how my husband and I transformed our master bedroom, walk-in closet, and bathroom – all do-it-yourself and with budget-conscious decisions, materials. Follow along from the beginning of our journey to the project completion for inspiration, encouragement, and knowledge that you can put to use.

In the last post, Part 4, we reviewed DIY Wood Planked Accent Wall. Here, we review DIY Upcycled Mantel Headboard in Part 5. You can easily jump between all parts of the project here:

Let’s Get Started with the Upcycled Mantel Headboard

Following the accent wall work, we upcycled a former fireplace mantel that we found at theย Second Chanceย warehouse in Baltimore, MD into our bed headboard. (We’re still not quite sure what we’re going to do with the little door we removed from it in the process, but we still have it).

Assembling the mantel was not an “easy” process, and took spare time on several sporadic weekends. We had to remove a small door and its trim that was on the side of the mantel. Following this, we lightly sanded the mantel and gave it a fresh coat of white paint. Once this was complete, we built a platform base for the mantel, which would raise it up high enough that you would see the tufted part of the headboard once final assembly was complete. In this platform, we had to drill holes to pass power through from the outlet that is concealed behind the headboard base. Next, we created a backer for the whole thing with particle board. Everything was then attached to one another and also attached to the wall for security (later painted those pieces brown to blend in).

Next up:ย Master Bedroom Retreat, Part 6: DIY Tufted Headboard & Accent Pillows – adding a soft and aesthetically pleasing look to the upcycled mantel headboard.

Mom of three littles, and a small business supporter, Amy Lynn, is the woman behind the Saving Amy blog, covering a broad range of topics with an ultimate goal to encourage and inspire you to save both money and time.Have a sunny day! Have a sunny day!