Thursday, January 2, 2014

DIY Girls Headboard

Happy New Year everyone! I'm so excited to show you the headboard I made for our girl's room. I had been looking everywhere for a headboard. I looked on Craigslist, resale shops, and Goodwill. Nothing anywhere. So then I started to think about using the foot board I had already turned into a chalkboard.



I know I would not have made anything like this before I started blogging. Just seeing all the ideas out there has really inspired me to think differently.


  I was at a yard sale this past fall and I saw this foot board, it was in pretty bad shape and I had no idea what I would do with it but I asked how much anyway. Can you believe the guy said Free because the veneer was peeling off? Now I was not going to leave it there! I couldn't fit it in my car so I had my sister, who lived close by, pick it up with my dad's truck.


 I decided to make a piece out of pallet wood and some boards I had from an auction. This would give the headboard some back bone. This was just like making a pallet wood sign, but bigger. After putting it together I used my grinder and then sanded it down. I primed, painted and distressed it. Next I attached the piece from the foot board that had already been painted like a chalkboard using three screws on each side.


 At this point I thought I was done and would just screw it to the wall. My husband said he would help me build some kind of support so that it would connect to the bed frame. It was right before Christmas and his busiest time of the year, so he hasn't gotten to it for some time. I decided to do it instead, since I'm kind of impatient. I attached two 2X4's to the back and it stood up just fine!


After looking at it for a little while I thought something was missing, so I added the two posts also from the old foot board using long screws. I know the posts should have been a little longer, but I wanted them taller at the top and when the comforter is on you don't see that gap.


 This is my favorite project I've done so far! The only thing I paid for were the boards I used from the auction and I could have used pallet wood there too.  In my next post I want to show you the whole room. I have other things I painted for this room!  Let me know what you think! Hope to see you soon.



 
Pin It

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful way to honor someone by having their name where they sleep! Love how you reuse things that people would throw away.

    Nancy Rose @ Quintessence Creations

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh wow this is gorgeous! I am pinning this for later! I would love for you to link up at Link'n Blogs.
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2014/01/linkn-blogs-link-party-6.html

    Have a great day!

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is absolutely beautiful. I'm so impressed!! What creativity you have, and it's even better that it was free! Well done. XOXO

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stinkin' cute! what an undertaking, great job! http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful! Love the color you picked and the chalkboard effect. So fun!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Adriana, I am so inspired! Love it. Our readers will too. Please come by and share any of your posts.We would love to have you join us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. It goes live tonight at 7 MST at www.madefrompinterest.net. It would be our honor to have you share your great work with us!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love hat headboard, personalized is so cute
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my goodness... this is truly one of the most gorgeous headboards I've ever laid eyes on! And rock on for doing it all yourself, Adriana! I've proudly featured you on I Love That Junk and various other places across the land. :) Thanks for linking up!

    http://www.ilovethatjunk.com/2014/01/pallet-wood-chalkboard-headboard-namely.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Donna, that means a lot coming from you! You have inspired me to think differently about Junk!

      Delete
  9. What wonderful things! I really enjoyed looking at all of the DYI projects-keep them coming!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think it turned out wonderfully! You did a great job on this, your girls must love their new bed.
    Debbie :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Do you know how stinking cute that headboard is? This is a huge winner in my eyes, I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can't tell you just how much I love what you did with this headboard! It's so fabulous! A great score into a great project!
    Kelly

    ReplyDelete
  13. So beautiful, and unique! Did you free-hand your lettering? It looks beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks! Yes, my daughter did it, free-hand. She definitely has a talent for it! You can she more of her chalkboard work here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheTatteredHanky?ref=em

    ReplyDelete
  15. Aren't you clever! Love this project, a very creative repurposing project.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This turned out simply lovely. Great job! I'd love for you to link up your projects each week over at Do Tell Tuesday!
    Here's the link to the party that's happening right now: http://www.aromaofhim.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-link-up-5.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the invite! I just linked up :)

      Delete
  17. What a gorgeous headboard, and you have a deft hand with the chalk! I'd never be able to make mine look so nice :) If you have a minute, please stop by and share your post at the Everyday Vintage link party at Helene's Legacy. Your style is the perfect fit!

    http://heleneslegacy.blogspot.com/2014/01/everyday-vintage-link-party.html

    ReplyDelete
  18. So pretty! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my very first linky party!

    http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-1.html

    ReplyDelete
  19. You've been featured at Link'n Blogs link party!
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2014/01/welcome-to-linkn-blogs-7-place-to-link.html

    Thanks for linking up!

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks Daniela, I just linked up as well!

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is the cutest project, LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing at Redoux. I am sharing at Party that starts this afternoon. Happy New Year! -Karen

    ReplyDelete
  22. Um, AMAZING! This is the cutest headboard ever! I love it and the posts don't look too short at all. They look just perfect. Don't you just love when an idea works out so perfectly? Pinning and sharing! XO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I do! I love it when I make projects that turn out so cute, and cost you almost nothing :)

      Delete
  23. This is stunning! You did an amazing job! I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow.

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!
    Sumo:)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm completely amazed. How creative and original. I love everything about this! Great Job!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow! This is really, really beautiful! I'm sure the girls love it! Thanks so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On's organization month! Have a great week!

    ~Abby =)

    ReplyDelete
  26. thank you for linking up @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party last week .. Your awesome project is featured this week :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/craft-create-inspire-linky-party_18.html

    Hope you will stop by and join us again this weekend xo

    ReplyDelete
  27. ohmigosh! I found this on Pinterest and love the unique idea, but was really struck because my girls' names are also Olivia & Mariah! What a fun coincedence.

    ReplyDelete
  28. love your headboard and i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure! That would be great. Let me know when you feature it, so I can check it out :)

      Delete
    2. I posted the feature not sure if you saw it
      http://westfurniturerevival.blogspot.com/2014/01/revival-monday-144.html

      thanks again for letting me show your work!

      Delete
    3. Thanks for coming by again, I just found it am now following you. Love your blog!

      Delete
  29. Oh my goodness….I love this and how you were so creative about it. I too can not leave anything that is FREE. This is awesome! Came on over from my Throwback Thursday party. Thanks for linking up!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow, I sure LOVE this headboard! Everything fits together, and I'm very impressed with your vision! I have had a great time perusing your blog this morning. I also LOVE to pick things up off the side of the road, go to garage sales and antique fairs - so your blog is serious eye candy for me :) Great work!
    Lindsay

    ReplyDelete