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DIY – Headboard Edition

November 15, 2011

This weekend amidst our usual all night design sessions we were able to squeeze in a little craft time. Below is our recipe for a fabulous new headboard!

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Remnant Hardwood Flooring *tongue & groove (for our DC readers Community Forklift is a great place to find flooring)
  • Stain or Paint (your choice of color)
  • Electric Sander or Sand Paper
  • Electric Drill
  • Screws (we used 9 in total)
  • Painters Tape

Step ONE: Position the first piece of flooring on wall (make sure it’s one of the longest pieces) just below the top of your bed – then secure with three screws.

Step TWO: Continue to build upwards by locking additional pieces of the flooring to the bottom – stop with another long piece in the middle.

Step THREE: Once you build to the desired middle of the headboard drill three more screws into that piece.

Step FOUR: Pick out a few pieces of the flooring to stain or paint – we chose 6 pieces of varies sizes.

Step FIVE: Strip the selected pieces using an electric sander so that your stain or paint will adhere to the surface.

Step SIX: Paint or stain the selected flooring pieces – we found a pretty salmon pink stain at our local hardware store.

Step SEVEN: Insert the stained or painted pieces into the rest of the flooring configuration. You can then add more on top – it just depends on where you want the color pieces to appear.

Step EIGHT: Drill your remaining screws into the last piece of flooring (make sure it’s another long piece) – then remove the painters tape.

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