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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:


Stud Finder



{7} 5’ long White Pine Wood

2 Flat-head screws


Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint

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!

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Tracy F.

Monday 18th of March 2013

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

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

Thursday 12th of January 2012

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


Wednesday 11th of January 2012

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

[darci @ the good life]

Wednesday 11th of January 2012

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


Monday 9th of January 2012

How pretty! Love this!