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DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard
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Ikea Hack DIY Wooden Headboard With Stikwood

We're livening up your bedroom, one reclaimed headboard at a time with this simple DIY...
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: DIY, How-To, Tutorial
Cuisine: Bedroom
Keyword: diy, easy, headboard, how to, ikea, ikea hack, reclaimed wood, sugar and cloth, tutorial
Servings: 1
Cost: $150 + bedframe


  • Rotary saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Black Sharpie marker



  • Depending on the width and length of the Stikwood you choose,measure the individual pieces to be the same width as the Malm headboard (66 1/8") for each row and mark with a pen on the back of the piece of wood.
  • I left two pieces of Stikwood the original length for every row and cut one smaller piece (4 1/4").
  • Alternate the placement of the small piece to vary every row. Peel the backing off and press the pieces firmly on the face of the headboard.
  • Because the Stikwood is made from real reclaimed wood, not all of the pieces fit quite the same. The best way to make sure everything lines up correctly is to test each row before peeling the adhesive backing off of the wood and placing it.
  • Optional: Lightly sand rough parts of the wood to make sure pillows won't snag the surface.
  • The Sharpie comes in handy if you'd like to have a more dimensional look by not having every single piece fit flush against each other.
  • Use the Sharpie marker to color in a little line (as seen in the large tutorial photo) and then leave a small gap in between the two pieces.  
  • Once the entire headboard is covered, spray the polyurethane over the entire surface and let dry. This will keep the color of the wood from rubbing off onto pillows. And then, you're all set!