How-to: From Crib to Headboard

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine went digging in the attic for treasures that deserve a second chance.


Photo by: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Marko Metzinger/Studio D

By: Rae McConville

Materials Needed:

  • tools (to dissemble the crib)
  • spray paint
  • clamp
  • drill
  • 4, 2 1/2 screws

Step 1

Take apart the crib. You’ll need only the headboard and footboard, not the sides. Spray-paint both pieces, and let dry.

Step 2

Clamp both pieces together so they’re perfectly lined up next to each other. Use a drill to make two pilot holes near the bottom of each center leg, then screw them together with four 2 1/2-inch screws.

Step 3

Lean your new headboard against the wall or, if you want it higher, screw it directly into the wall.

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