Check out this gorgeous DIY Headboard. Want to know how to make it? Keep reading!
Y’all, my amazing and talented friend, Brandi, texted me the other day excited about a new project. She was overflowing with excitement over how her DIY headboard turned out and she just had to share and I am really glad she did!
She found this old mantel pictured above and had the vision to transform it into an absolutely gorgeous DIY headboard! I texted her back and told her how absolutely IN LOVE with it I am and of course had to ask if I could share this on my blog! I waited, fingers crossed, for her reply and thankfully she said yes! And she was kind enough to take the time to share how she did it. So, here’s how it’s done in her own words:
- Cleaned with warm soapy water and lightly sanded. Coated it with a wax to give it a soft, soft feel.
- Cut two sheets of 1/2 inch plywood to cover the back and serve as the extension so we could mount it higher on the wall above the bed so you could see the whole mantle. Fastened plywood to mantle using wood glue and 1 1/4” wood screws.
- Stood the mantle up against the wall and sat the plywood on top the base board, using it as a support. Used heavy duty anchors to attach the plywood directly to the wall (two anchors in the top corners of the plywood).
- Then we took a sheet of 1/8” board and cut to the size of the center opening of the mantle. We added about 8” in length so it would go down beyond the mattress. Covered the board with 1” batting and wrapped with fabric and we used a stapler to attach the fabric. Then we measured off where we wanted to place the decorative tacks (hardest part). Added the tacks into the fabric and placed the board into the mantle opening. Hammered the tacks through the thin board into the plywood. And tada….
Is that not absolutely gorgeous?! Go Brandi on making a jaw-dropping DIY headboard! She said she’s so in love with it that it makes her “want to eat chocolate covered strawberries and drink champagne in bed.”
I think we are all thinking the same thing…more projects please, Brandi! You are a true talent and I can’t wait to see what you do next! Any questions about how she did it? Comment below and I’ll ask her for you!