How to Repurpose Headboards into Creative New Projects

One of my favorite projects are repurposed headboards, because they are so easy to come by inexpensively at thrift stores, yard sales, and auctions, so  if you’ve ever wonded how to repurpose a cheap or free headboard, I’ve got lots of great ideas for you.

How to repurpose headboards into DIY decor and furniture for your home - Farmhouse Friday series at

There are so many great ways to repurpose them into something useful.  Some require only basic skills, and some more advanced wood-working abilities, but you’r sure to find one you’ll love!

Let’s take a look at…

How to repurpose Headboards

Signs are some of the easiest projects you can make with headboards.

My most popular sign made out of a headboard is this Chalkboard Welcome Sign.

Turn an old headboard into a standing chalkboard welcome sign -

I made this Farmer’s Market Sign a few years ago and old it in my online shop.

Farmer's Market Sign made out of an old headboard -

Here’s a beautiful Amazing Grace Sign by My Repurposed Life.

Old headboard repurposed into a beautiful Amazing Grace Sign -

I love the shape and mixture of fonts on this Bed and Breakfast Sign by Confessions of a Serial DIY’er.

Paint a Bed and Breakfast sign on an old headboard -

And then there are Coat Racks made out of headboards:

I made a bunch of Headboard Coat Racks a few years ago.

This one was an antique headboard turned coat rack, but I made a coat rack from the foot board also.

Repurposed Antique Headboard Coat Rack

Some of them served a dual purpose with chalkboards on them.

Upcycled headboard coat rack with a chalk board - part of the Farmhouse Friday round-up series at

This Headboard Coat Rack by My Repurposed Life has little shelves on it too.

repurposed bed headboard into a coat rack - part of the Farmhouse Friday roundup series at

These Headboard Coat Rack with Chalkboards by Beyond the Picket Fence are just beautiful, aren’t they?

Turn old headboards into stylish and beautiful coat racks with chalkboards - part of the Farmhouse Friday series at

I turned this headboard into a fun and funky coat rack for my entryway.  See how I did it HERE.

Farmhouse entryway repurposed antique wooden coat headboard turned into a coat rack |

Benches are another poplar headboard project.

I’ve never made one myself, but these posts by some of my blogger friends will show you how to repurpose a headboard into one.

This Headboard Bench by My Repurposed Life is very elegant.

Turn an old headboard into an elegant, yet rustic bench -

And this White Porch Bench by Hunt and Host is gorgeous.

How to repurpose aheadboard into a beautiful white porch bench -

This Dining Table Bench by Interior Frugalista matches her kitchen chairs and has a French graphic on it.

Kitchen table bench made out of a headboard -

And this Yellow Headboard Bench by Beyond the Picket Fence is a stunner as well.

Yellow repurposed headboard bench - part of the Farmhouse Friday Roundup at

And a few other things made out of headboards…

In this post, I show 4 different projects made from one set of bed posts.

repurposed headboards

Headboards into Flower Planters– Beyond the Picket Fence.

Make a flower planter out of a headboard - part of the Farmhouse Friday roundup series at

Here’s a Colorful Flower Planter by Repurposed Life.

headboard flower bed

Headboard Wall Shelf – My Repurposed Life.

Turn a headboard into a wall shelf - part of the Farmhouse Friday round-up series at

This Headboard Photo Display by My Repurposed Life is such a great idea!

Photo display made from a headboard - part of the Farmhouse Friday roundup series at

Here’s a Chalkboard Sign by My Salvaged Treasures that would be great for pointing people to your yard sale or family get-together!

Headboard turned into a chalkboard sign - part of the Farmhouse Friday roundup series at

Kids and adults would have fun writing notes and doodling on this Headboard Message Center by Homeroad.

Make a chalkboard message center out of an old headboard - part of the Farmhouse Friday series at

Here’s a great idea I haven’t seen before!  A Faux Fireplace from a Headboard by Interior Frugalista.

Turn an outdated headboard into a faux fireplace! Part of the Farmhouse Friday series at

So, the next time you find a cheap headboard at a yard sale or thrift store, you’ll know how to repurpose them into something inexpensive and amazing for your home, right?!

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  1. FABULOUS roundup Angie! You know I love a good headboard. 🙂 I’ve always loved your chalkboard welcome sign made from a headboard.

    thanks so much for including my projects.



  2. Ellie LaJuett says

    Great ideas ,love your ideas. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Headboards are so fun to repurpose, great round-up! Thanks for including one of mine. Pinning and sharing! XO

  4. Love all of these creative ideas, Angie. Thanks so much for featuring my Flea Market chalkboard sign.

  5. So many great projects, Angie…lots of fun inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh, oh, the welcome sign! What a great idea!

  7. I love the welcome sign as well! All wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing and inspiring Angie!

  8. Wow, loads of headboard inspiration! Thanks so much Angie for featuring two of my headboard transformations in here☺

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