Right before we moved back into our little blue cottage I was on a mission to get rid of EVERYTHING. And get rid of almost everything I did! Including the headboard to our bed. I knew I would figure something out when the time came.
I knew I wanted it to be a wooden headboard. And I knew that I wanted it to be secure so it wouldn’t knock on the wall or fall on our heads. 🙂
If you do any sort of wood working, I urge you to look away haha! This is more of a “how I did it” kind of post as opposed to a detailed tutorial. I’m very much a wing it type of personality and this project was just that.
If you’re wanting to make this, it only took me one evening after the kids were in bed to put together! A super fast and easy project!
+ Wood: I honestly couldn’t tell you the dimensions or type of wood that I used. I figured out how tall and wide I wanted the headboard to be. Then I went to Lowes and picked out some boards that were visually what I was looking for. I had Lowes cut them down to size (they do this for free!).
To begin, you’ll arrange your boards in a row so that it looks like a headboard. I actually placed a drop clothe over my kitchen table and assembled my headboard there.Now it’s time to stain! Here is how I was able to achieve the ombre’ look.
Board 2- Dark Walnut stain again. But this time I let it set a bit and then used a rag to wipe some of it off.
Board 3-Dark Walnut stain. Wiped off as much as possible.
Board 4- Dark stain and Cherry Stain mixed and then wiped down.
Board 5- Cherry stain applied several times.
Board 6- Cherry stain applied and then wiped down as much as possible.
I let this dry overnight.
The next day I mounted the headboard directly to the wall by screwing it in! I have my own little pink drill that I LOVE! It’s cordless and works like a dream! If you don’t own your own drill, you MUST get this one!
I’m sure there are a multitude of better and different ways to go about creating this headboard. But if you’re looking for a quick and easy route, this would be it!
If you have any questions, just ask in the comments!