Dining P1000908

Published on July 10th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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The Mandal headboard as wall decor





Diane needed some thing to spice up her dining room wall and the Mandal headboard did the trick.

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She says, “I was looking for something to spice up the dining area – we have an open concept condo – dining, living and kitchen are all one room. One night I was looking at the Ikea catalogue and had an idea. I wanted to use the Mandal Headboard above the dining table – I stacked 2 together and I call it my ‘architectural installation’. Much fancier than telling people I put an Ikea headboard in my dining area!”

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16 Responses to The Mandal headboard as wall decor

  1. The Mandal does come separately from the bed but…be prepared. The one I bought had to go back because the wood strips were all warped. The clerks in returns didn’t even bat an eye. They said many were like that. Too bad–this look depends upon solid linearity.

  2. ZRDaugharty@Comcast.Net says:

    I was looking at this for a similar reason. I have a wallmount TV that looks naked on its own. I was thinking of mounting this behind it…especially if the shelves could support is weight (not heavy).

  3. This is a great idea. I can do this at home too. I think that it will look good in my bedroom.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lol, Anonymous. You have quite the finely tuned “danger” sensor, there. :D

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry, but if anyone thinks think looks ‘cool’ they need their head checked. Perhaps the slats on their own as wall feature in a MUCH larger room, but as shelving? noo…dangerous and tacky.

  6. Miss Bobbs says:

    Excellent idea, I haven’t commented on any idea before, but this one is really good, very inspiring :)

  7. Miss Bobbs says:

    Excellent idea, I haven’t commented on any idea before, but this one is really good, very inspiring :)

  8. dianejwright says:

    The Mandal does come separately from the bed but…be prepared. The one I bought had to go back because the wood strips were all warped. The clerks in returns didn’t even bat an eye. They said many were like that. Too bad–this look depends upon solid linearity.

    It’s a terrific look for a song. Getting anything for $150 these days is miraculous.

    /diane

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  9. Matthias says:

    Very nice idea, and such a simple hack!

    Matthias

  10. Anonymous says:

    my gosh, that looks great and how ingenius!

    nice job =)

    -Averil

  11. Anonymous says:

    I like the headboard too, but it is very expensive and I’m not even sure it’s sold on its own…

    I wish Ikea would offer more wall treatments like this.

  12. Fiona says:

    OMG!! I love this idea and even better, my husband said I could do something similar which is pretty damn awesome if you knew my husband:)

  13. Michael says:

    It’s too bad the Mandal headboard is so expensive for what it is.

    I wanted to do something similar to this but lay it the length of my floor, as a sort of raised terrace / sectioner. When I saw the price for how much it would cost it quickly became an unrealistic dream. I will probably have to make it myself, out of raw materials.

  14. Anonymous says:

    GENIUS!!!

    THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    That’s SOOO COOL!!!!!!!
    Hopefully, there will be a Mandal Headboard in the As-Is section of my IKEA! Well done!

  16. Shoshana says:

    I LOVE this. I loved the Mandal headboard when I first saw it, but thought it was too expensive WITH the bed to complete the whole look (I’m also in an apt and am wary about hanging heavy things from the walls). But this has given me living room inspiration! I think even one, above the couch let’s say, would be great!

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