Before & After: Vertical Blinds Headboard

I never thought I’d see the day when I looked at vertical blinds and thought, “Man those look cool.” Jessica Hill of Mad in Craft created this awesome headboard using her parents’ old vertical blinds. After they decided to upgrade their patio doors from blinds to curtains, Jessica’s mom and dad donated the old blinds (and their time) to help with a new headboard. Woven headboards can run upwards of $1,000, and Jessica’s final project cost less than one-tenth of that. I love the clip light detail, too — so clever. Click here to see the full how-to steps and more images of Jessica’s makeover. Great job! xo, grace

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Stasha Switzer

I don’t understand how this wouldn’t break the moment you leaned against it. Did the creator use some kind of hidden reinforcement?


This is such an awesome idea. Honestly, vertical blinds? Wow! And I love how it allows the perfect pockets for sconce lighting.


I grew up with vertical blinds and was never a fan, so it is a joy to see them so beautifully and practically transformed.


Love this idea! I despise these against screening doors or small windows. What a great alternative to use these instead of throwing them away in a landfill.


I really love how effective this is, especially for covering a white background. It also makes a nice piece of Wall art too.


I love it! Unique focal point. cleaver,cleaver,cleaver!!