Thursday, January 5, 2012

DIY Headboard

A few months ago I decided to redecorate our guest bedroom. As part of the room's makeover, I chose to build a headboard for the bed. Not only was is super easy, but it was inexpensive and turned out pretty cute!


 You Will Need:

Sandpaper
Stud Finder
Pencil
Level
{7} 5’ long White Pine Wood
2 Flat-head screws
Drill


Step 1: Decide where to put your headboard. Find the studs. Mark vertical lines with a pencil.


Step 2 {Optional}: If you do not want your headboard to be a permanent fixture, you can screw two pieces of 1" thick wood to the wall to serve as a brace. 


Step 3: Starting at the baseboard, screw the first board to the wall using the stud marks you made in Step 1. Continue stacking the boards one on top of the other and fastening in this way all the way to the top (last) board.

 
Step 4: Sand rough spots and edges off of the boards. Add 2 coats of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. 


Step 5 {Optional}: Add burlap banner and lots of pretty pillows!


26 comments:

  1. This looks great! What a wonderful idea, and it does appear to be easy! Cannot wait to cozy up next to it during a future visit :)

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  2. Christina this is SO cute!! I love it and so simple!

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  3. I love this. I may have to do this for my guest room as I am looking to redo it as well :)

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  4. WOW, absolutely love that! i wish i was handy ... actually i wish hubby was handy!

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  5. Oh my word this is the cutest!!!! I definitely need to do this! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  6. That is adorable!! I love it! Wish I had it for my own room :)

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  7. This is sooo cute! You need to link this to some craft parties...people will go crazy for it (: Pinning it...It's adorable!

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  8. I've been looking at headboard ideas for my bed that were easy! This just might be it! You forgot to mention in the "you will need," a good looking man! :)

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  9. Dang! Yall are crafty! Looks great! :)

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  10. So incredibly cute! Easy, inexpensive, and cute? Yes please! xoxo

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  11. I saw that you posted on my friend Katie's blog and just love your blog. So cute that I had to start following you.

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  12. What an adorable - and it would appear - not too difficult project. I love it! :)

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  13. Great DIY and the banner is so cute!! Also I love the colors of your bedding.
    xoxo

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  14. PS where did you get those chevron pillows?

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  15. This is so cute! And it just so happens we're exploring head board ideas too, so this is great info to have!

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  16. This is adorable! Love how your bedroom matches your blog :) xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  17. Just popped over from Michaela's blog...you did an amazing job on that headboard!! Love it, great post! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Dana
    http://southerninspired.blogspot.com

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  18. Ok this headboard and the styling of pillows is PERFECT!! Love this!

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  19. What a great idea and cheap too. Love it. I am now a new follower.

    Check out mines
    http://nmephotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. So cute! Such a great idea. I want a new bed now. Thanks for sharing the type of paint you used too, that could be used on so many things. Great post,
    Shauna

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  21. SHUT UP - THIS IS ADORABLE!! I'm loving the headboard and those pillows! Great job!! :)

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  22. Wow!! This is AWESOME!! I want to make a headboard now! Love the banner and pillows too!

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  23. Seriously????? OMOGOSH... dying over this!!! How creative and I love it! Love everything about this!

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  24. I see this post was quite a while back, but wondering what materials you used to make the banner?

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