Headboard Fake {Faux for fancy}

As you can see in the photos below…we don’t have an official real headboard…..we’ve always just faked it with pillows and stuff.

Here is what I put up when we first moved here:

Never was really in love with…it was fine but seemed a bit…I don’t know…dinky (&, it seems, looks worse in this photo!)

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So with autumn in the air – I decided to try another option.

I used stuff I already had

    • A creamy white shutter {turned on its side}
    • with some ribbon strung through the slats and tied in the back

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Hung this on the existing nail from the stuff I took down


Tied the wreath onto the front of the shutter

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Then I had the nail peeking out over the top (where I hung the ribbon/shutter from)

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So I grabbed a vintage doorknob from my little collection

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And popped it over the top of the nail

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I’m digging it!

Linking to:

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Shabby Chic Cottage - Transformation Thursday

Chat soon -



  1. Love yor faux headboard and I REALLY LOVE your collection of door knobs.

  2. Love it! I'm doing something similar on top of my bed, since I don't have a headboard either. We shall see whether mine works out or not :)

  3. That looks great. I love old shutters and old doorknobs and the two together is awesome.

  4. Fantastic stuff you have laying around the house! It all came together so well. I love it.

  5. I love shutters and what you did here is fabulous!

  6. I love the after look. Its so much more substantial than your first "headboard". I also jealous that you have a door knob collection - I want one too! :)

  7. It's all cute, but I love what you did with adding the knob!

  8. I love this -simple but great presence!

  9. Simple and elegant. It turned out great!

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  10. That is a great knob and you were fortunate to find one in great condition. It looks fabulous and I am always thrilled when something so simple makes something look great!

  11. I'm just LOVING this! I especially like the knob you added to hang it -- it looks perfect! You did such a great job! :)

  12. I love the texture here! Looks great!

  13. Love your fake headboard. What a great way to save some money.

    I hope you can stop by this Sunday to my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers. :)


  14. I love it! The wreath on the shutter is the perfect touch! It's so soft and welcoming. Love the knob too! Great job!

  15. I love the shutter over the bed! And the door knob was a great addition, it made it perfect. Thanks for checking out my cloche.

  16. what you did with the shutters here is fantastic....you give it a perfect touch.

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