I have been mulling over the idea of a headboard for a while now. I had made one previously that was just okay and a temporary fix, but I wanted something awesome! I then looked into pallet headboards but thought they looked to informal for the detailed stencil on my wall. I didn’t like the boxy look.
I needed a cross between my old style and this new rustic look I am going for. I ended up doing something similar to one that I found online and I love it! It could not have been more simple and I will walk you though it!
First I found a fence panel that someone was throwing out and measured it across. Could you believe my luck? It was exactly 84 inches. Perfect for a king size bed.
Then I took a large piece of paper and traced out a design for one side. I then flipped it over and traced the mirror image on the other side.
I then cut out my pattern with a jigsaw.
Then came sanding, which I love. As you can see I recruited some help! I sanded a lot! I wanted to get all of the mold and gunk off of it. Then when we were done sanding I stained the front with Rust-Oleum weather grey wood stain.
After it was stained, I sealed it a couple of times with poly. I made sure to cover every single crack even on the insides.
Finally, I used modern master glaze and went over it with a coffee bean color to bring out the wood grain.
Instead of attaching it to the bed frame I just attached it with long screws to the studs in the walls. It is a little larger than our bed because I made it to fit a king and we ended up taking back the king we just bought (Ugh). I think the formal cut across the top off sets the rugged looking wood and blends beautifully in my space! I love it! Thanks for stopping by and let us know what you think!