Beautiful Things - March 2019
- story and photos by Holly Lemoine-Raymond
Hello all of you “Do-it-yourselfers!” I’m so glad you stopped by to see what I’ve been up to.
Several years ago I bought a tiny house. Our master bedroom was actually a loft with very little room for a traditional bedroom set. Knowing that a headboard would not fit in this space, I gave it some thought and knew I had two choices: I could go without a headboard, or I could make one. (I bet you already know which option I chose!)
Let’s get started on building a headboard out of recycled wood.
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The type of wood you want to use is up to you. Any hardware store will have various sizes, colors, textures, etc. But you know me! I chose to use old fence boards. I like the unique “weathered” appearance the boards provide. Use your creativity to create the style you like best!
Measure the bed and wall space you will be covering. Consider whether or not you want your headboard to be wider than your bed or the same width. I left about an inch on each side beyond the width of my bed.
Measure and cut your wood. Remember to measure twice and cut once! I usually like to stagger my pieces but this time I left the fence boards all the same length (about four feet long). Each board had its own imperfections which I love because we too, have our own imperfections.
Using either a drill or a nail gun apply the fence boards to the wall. I used three fence boards for this project based on the amount of space I had available.
There you have it! It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
The most difficult part of this project for me was getting the measurements correct. Now you’ll have a unique focal point in your room. I hope you enjoyed this super-fast and easy project. We’ll see you next time when we bring you more Beautiful Things!