Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Headboard

I had this old cupboard in the garage that I took apart when I moved because it weighed a ton. I loved the vintage wood. I used the door of the cupboard to create my mirror/jewelry holder. I have had the sides in my garage for months now trying to decide what to do with them....

So I painted them white and screwed them to the wall to create a headboard for my room. Can you believe that I've never in my life had a headboard for my bed! Crazy!!

I started with setting one of the pieces on the floor to determine
where it should go on the wall - very scientific!

I used 3 2x4s that I had in the garage from a previous project and screwed those into the wall. This should be enough to support the weight of the headboard - right?!

I set one of the sides on the 2x4s and screwed the side into the wall.
I did the same thing for the other side of the cupboard.

 I had a scalloped edge trim piece that I stuck on top of the headboard. I'm not sure yet if I like it or not.....I feel like I need something bigger.

I might add a quote or saying or something to the boards...but it works for now.


  1. Way to repurpose! I think it looks great. We still have no headboard, so I'm always on the look out for ideas. Good luck with OMTWI!

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  4. Great headboard! It looks great!

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  7. This is RAD! I'm in the process of making one out of old pallets that's similar!
    ~Bec :-)