Nothing can put you in your bedroom quite like a handmade or recycled headboard. Recycling material to create your headboard is also a great way to save money and stay environmentally friendly, when you add window glazing.
Remove the window panel by gently popping out the window with a flat screwdriver or filler. Use gloves when removing the glass. Sand the inside of the inner frames. If you prefer a more rustic style, leave the window panes in and simply hang the window sill above your bedside bed. Prepare your frame by removing any rusty nails or screws with a hammer or pliers. Completely remove the color of an older window that could have lead-based color. Otherwise, if you go for the weathered look, sand just enough to remove any flakes that may come out easily.
Make new panels. Cut 1/4-inch plywood to the size of your window panel. Sand the edges. Cut the fabric so that it overlaps the wooden pieces by about 2 inches. Pull the fabric stretched over the wood and, using a staple gun, attach it to the back of the wood. Insert the new boxes in your window frame. Hang your new headboard by screwing the frame into the wall above the bed. Or use heavy-duty wall brackets and hanging wire. Just level and hang out as you would a great painting