Dorm Room Ideas

How to Make a Bulletin Board Headboard

Short on space? No problem! Create a beautiful headboard that does double duty as a bulletin board or jewelry display in your dorm room.

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Attach Mounting Pieces

Since the plywood backing is thin it would be difficult to add D-rings for hanging to the back of the board. A simple way to mount the finished product on the wall would be to adhere two pieces of scrap wood. (We used pieces that were 1-inch deep and 24 inches long and applied them to the top and bottom of the board with liquid nails.) Now you can nail two nails on the wall and use the top mounting piece for your nails and the bottom mounting piece, making sure the bottom sticks out equally from the top.

Apply Grass-Cloth to Homasote

Since we're making a twin headboard you will only need one width of the grass-cloth wallpaper; no need for a seam. Simply cut your grass-cloth wallpaper to size for the perfect length, then spray the homasote board and wallpaper.

Cut Trim Pieces

In order to make more of an impact with our trim it's going to extend past our headboard base. The outside dimensions of the finished product with the trim are 51" x 45". So the horizontal trim pieces are 45 inches in length and the vertical trim pieces are 51 inches in length. In order to get perfect corners, cut the trim pieces at a 45-degree angle with a compound miter saw or miter box. Sand exposed edges of trim pieces, then spray-paint.

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