For now, our headboard is finished, so I'd like to share with you on how we made it.
What you'll need:
(I purchased all items from Lowes)
- two 8' stud boards (if you don't have high ceilings, you'll need to cut these down to fit your room)
- six 1x12x8 boards (for a Queen sized bed)
- 28 lag bolts and washers
- Rust-Oleum Kona Wood Stain
- Rust-Oleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint (for an antiqued look)
- cut the stud boards to the height of your liking
- stain all of the wood
- lay your headboard flat on the ground
- drill two holes on each side of each piece of wood-- you should have a total of 4 holes/board, 24 holes total
- spray paint the screws and washers with the oil-rubbed spray paint
- carefully screw in the bolts (make sure your washer is behind the bolt) into your drilled holes. if any of your bolts are scratched, you can touch them up by using a q-tip
- once you move your headboard inside, take your remaining four bolts and washers, and use it to attach the headboard to your bed frame
Please note that I still need to change our lamps, and add artwork and mirrors. I'm also playing around with the idea of sewing new curtains and a duvet cover. Stick around for more bits and pieces of our bedroom makeover.
I hope you all have a productive week, and stick around for more interior updates!