headboard love <3



Ideally, I would have loved to make this out of pallets but my first/second/third attempt at dismantling a pallet was a complete disaster. SO I just made a trip to Home Depot and bought some brand new wood for this project. Check it out!!

Supplies I used:

  • 3 – 1x6x10 wooden boards (had them cut in half right there at Home Depot to make them all 5′ long)
  • Wood Stain (I used Miniwax Special Walnut)
  • random distressing tools such as hammer, screwdriver, nails, screws, etc.
  • Nails (you could use wood screws if you’d like – I personally liked the nail look better)
  • Sander & Hammer


  1. First things first, get to work on distressing your wood. YES, this is a sock in my picture. Fill the sock with nails and screws and bang away at the wood to create something awesome. I took the hammer, screwdriver and even a glass of cold water to my wood. I really enjoyed this part! {I even decided to make a little heart in one spot} Here are some photos of my favorite parts and what it looked like after I stained it. ImageImageImageOR – if you have a curious new pup like I do, you can let them chew it up a little for ya. I tried explaining to her that wood is not good for her, but she kept going back for more. -__-


  2. After you are done distressing the wood, sand it down and start staining.
  3. Wait 24 hard/long hours before you can move onto the next step of hanging it up! Measure out where you’d like the headboard exactly and either nail or screw it in 🙂 I left a tiny little gap in-between each one.
  4. Lastly, put the bed back in front of the headboard and ENJOY your awesome new view!!! It’s just too bad this is in my guest room, because I am in LOVE with this headboard. =]

Overall, this project was very simple and under $30 for me since I already had the sander, stain and nails. It would have been nice to have a second person there to help me hang the first piece of wood, but I figured it out all by myself…so I know you can too! 🙂

Here are a few more pics for ya’ll – let me know what you think! And come back next week for a DIY sign going above this headboard right here!





One thought on “headboard love <3

  1. Looks great! A few questions: how many nails did you put in each board and where? And what kind of sander did you use? thank you!

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