Now originally I had wanted to keep this blog to upcycled sewing projects but since it’s my goal to share that you really don’t need a lot of experience to create new things out of the old I decided to create this post dedicated to the creation of my head board.
I recently got a new bed frame, and it’s great. Has drawers in the bottom and everything. Unfortunately it doesn’t come with a headboard. This posses a problem as my pillows are now falling into the crack between my bed and the wall because they aren’t flush up against each other. So a headboard is definitely in order. Now I had originally planed on buying one but with the unique shape of my bed frame I decided it would be easier to make one than to find one that fit.
First step to was to clean the boards, because they were covered in cobwebs and dirt. After they were scrubbed down then the prep work started.
Step 1: Sand them down. The boards were pretty rough and although they weren’t in bad shape I definitely needed to smooth them out before I did the next step
(Unfortunately I️ don’t have pictures from this point)
Cutting them into size. I️ measured my bed frame repeatedly before I️ got to sawing. I️ ended up doing this by hand with a hand saw. I️ dont happen to have power tools. I️ cut two larger pieces for the front of the frame and then 4 smaller ones that I️ will connected to create the height.
My dad and I️ ended up driving to Lowe’s to buy wood for the sides of the frame and the top. 2 pieces and a large 2×4 later we are good:).
Luckily for my family, we have access to the scene shop in my school and so my dad and I️ used the power tools to cut the wood to match the larger and smaller pieces of decorative wood from before.
Once we hauled everything home we attached the decorative side pieces to the wood and then the top to the side pieces. We used chucks of the 2×4 to help secure everything together along the seams.
Finally, the headboard was built and so the last step was decorating and final touches. I️ used wood-filler to fill in any holes in the headboard and once it was dry I️ sanded it down.
Then the entire headboard got several layers of white paint. I️ ended up spray painting the top gold once that was dry.
I️ will put up a picture of the finished product later. I️ stupidly forgot to take one before I️ move it into my room 😔