30 April 2013

Amazing Headboard

Hello!! Again, it's been a while since I blogged. Seems like I'm blogging less these days.. but I am still working on projects. I'll probably need to play catch up for a little while. 

I've been DYING to make a headboard since I've been on pinterest. I originally wanted to make an upholstered headboard but I already have a bed and no spare room. So finally I took on Brian- as my unsuspecting recipient of my amazing creation. We talked plans a few times and finally decided against my dream of tufted upholstered linen headboard (Anyone want one, let's talk!!) 

I found these step by step plans on pinterest from Ana White's site. You can find it HERE. And now that I look back at the original bed I realize I missed a step (one board at the top) but I like my better :) 

I'm not even going to try to give step by step directions because she does a fab job but here are some pics. I didn't use everything they said I would- like I remember I didn't use screws. I didn't use clamps (which i NEED desperately before I tackle anything else!) Brian picked out a walnut stain that actually wasn't really a stain but more a paint stain... pretty easy to use but a tad sticky. 

In all, I'm totally happy with how the bed turned out and I love staring at it.. I know, don't judge me!! Very proud of this masterpiece :) 


Hope you love! If you wanna make one, give me a call and I'd be happy to help! It cost less than $100 dollars!! AND if you want to make an upholstered headboard, we for sure need to chat! 

xoxo, AH
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