headboard love <3

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I AM IN LOVE ❤

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

Steps:

  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. -__-

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  2. After you are done distressing the wood, sand it down and start staining.
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  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.
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  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!

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-ashleigh.

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