Ginger Snap Crafts: DIY Shutter Headboard {tutorial}

DIY Shutter Headboard {tutorial}

A few weeks ago I revealed my new mom cave, & today I wanted to show how I made our super easy DIY shutter headboard.

DIY shutter headboard from

#momcave wall art

If you follow me on facebook you might of seen this picture (below) that I posted during my mom cave makeover.  Yes, my living room was kind of a busy place that week. ha! I had my stenciled curtains hanging to dry on the windows, & I was just about to start some painting! It was way too cold to paint in the garage. Hey…whatever works, right? ;) You might of notice some old shutters lying in the middle of the floor & wondered what I was doing with them. These actually came off the front of our house.  We changed out our shutters to cedar shutters several years ago, and I just knew I could use these old ones for something someday! ;)

living room

Well, I turned them into a headboard for our bed! It was so easy.  First I painted the headboards with a fresh new coat of paint.  Paint always does wonders!

Then I gathered some supplies.

diy shutter headboard supplies

For this project you’ll need:

  • a drill & bits
  • a leveler
  • stud finder
  • wood screws
  • plastic screw anchors
  • rubber mallet

diy headboard

First we held one of the shutters up on the wall & marked with a pencil where it was nice & level.  (This was a two person job by the way.) ;)

diy headboard from shutters

Then we used the drill to put the screws through the shutter & then we took the screws back out. This made a small hole in the wall to mark our spot on the wall where the screw would be.

diy headboard wall anchors

We couldn’t find a stud in just the right spot using our stud finder so we ended up using these plastic wall anchors to help secure the headboard to the wall. The plastic wall anchors are so easy to use.  We just inserted the wall anchor into the hole we had made.

diy headboard shutters

Then using a rubber mallet we just gently tapped it into place.

diy headboards from old shutters

Then we just carefully line all the wood screws with the wall anchors & attached the boards to the wall with the drill. That’s it!

#momcave furniture

So there you go…a “brand new” headboard for free. :) You can’t beat that! ;)

#momcave la-z-boy

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  1. Love it! And looks great! I love how light your room looks. :)

  2. Such a cute idea! Saw the picture on my email and had to come over and check out how to make this headboard :) Pinned while I was here!

  3. I LOVE this!! Totally wanna do it in my spare bedroom, now I just need to find old shutters & a bed. haha

  4. Gorgeous :) i love the neutral colors with the pops of excitement!

  5. Looks terrific and I adore the curtains too! I'd love to know where you got those striped pillows from? They match the color theme I am working on for a nursery!

  6. Ha! I turn our living room into a "work room" too! Love this. It's so beautiful. I love the addition of your kids in the headboard.

  7. Your bedroom looks so bright and relaxing! I am loving the headboard and the photos above!

  8. It looks wonderful! Your bedroom is such a light, airy space - love it!

  9. So beautiful and yet so simple! I love it! The whole room is perfect :)

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

  10. What a fabulous idea... it looks wonderful! Hope you are well!

    Take care,


  11. LOVE IT!!! What a great idea :)
    Love that you can fit a sofa in the room too!
    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty - and am your newest follower,
    Big hugs,

  12. Love this project and your whole room in general! SO happy I stumbled upon your page (:

  13. What a cool idea for a headboard! Just wanted to let you know that this will be featured at Someday Crafts tomorrow. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

  14. Great job on the tutorial! Love it.
    Homa Style is having a link party that ends Tuesday evening.
    I would love to see this at the party!
    The link is

    I do all I can to help promote links to my parties.


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