Today I am sharing the latest DIY I have been working on. When I was looking for a headboard for our latest renovation, I couldn’t find anything that felt quite right, so I decided to DIY a Headboard from plywood. It turned out to be easy.
How to make a Headboard
I knew I wanted to start with a frame that would be substantial, and I also needed to keep it reasonably inexpensive as this is going into one of our furnished rental homes.
The first step was a trip to the local Home Depot, where we picked up a piece of plywood and some 1 x 2’s for the frame.
This is a queen size bed, so we had Home Depot cut the plywood to 48H x 72L. Once we got the plywood home, we cut the 1 x 2’s to size to make a frame for dimension.
Framing it out
I then added this pretty moulding I found at Home Depot. Which we attached to the 1 x 2
Isn’t that detail on the moulding pretty? Next up, it was time to choose a pattern and color for the inside of the frame. I was thinking something like this accent wall pattern I used last year, and it’s simple yet modern, which is what I was looking for.
While looking at ideas for a pattern, I found a few empty old frames I used in the wedding decor a few years ago when my daughter married. I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I saw them.
We needed more frames than we had, so I used some leftover moulding to make a few more frames, and then I made a quick stop at the dollar store to pick up a few more.
I laid the frames on the plywood to get the pattern I liked.
Attaching the frames
I used wood glue to attach the frames by covering the edges generously with an artist’s paintbrush.
Next, I weighted the frames down and let them set overnight for the glue to dry.
Painting the DIY Headboard
I got in all the nooks and crannies using a smaller artist’s brush.
Adding the legs
We needed some support as the frame is pretty heavy. I measured the bed frame height and measured out 1 x 2’s and then attached them to the DIY headboard.
Finally, we attached it to the wall for the safety of our guests.
Materials I used:
- 1 x 2’s
- Dollar Store Frames
- Wood Glue
- Artist Brushes
That’s it, and it was easier than I thought it would be. It took about four days because of the glue and paint drying time. I LOVE how it turned out.
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What do you think? Do you like it? Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,
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