We have been working on making over our office/guestbedroom and decided to tackle a DIY wooden headboard. Since I wanted the bed to look more like a daybed, I figured a length wise headboard would do the trick.
How to make a DIY Wooden Headboard:
So out came some wood, stain, and varathane.
The wood (9.5 inch wide boards) came from Home Depot, where you can have the wood pre-cut to size. Then it was just a matter of applying my fave Minwax Dark Walnut stain, followed by a couple coats of varathane.
How to make a DIY Wooden Headboard – level and drill
Once it was all dried and cured we brought the 3 boards inside (remember – you don’t want that stuff to off-gas in your house, so make sure you do the painting in a well ventilated area).
Then we figured out where on the wall the boards should be placed, made sure they were level, and then just drilled away.
How to make a DIY Wooden Headboard – choose your screws
We thought about trying to find some brown deck screws so that the screws wouldn’t show up so much against the dark wood, but then realized that we really didn’t mind the look of the silver screws — it looked a bit more rustic and they really aren’t super noticeable.
How to make a DIY Wooden Headboard – 3 boards and Done!
One, Two, Three boards… and done!
It definitely makes the bed seem more ‘meant-to-be-there’ and less ‘just-shoved-in-with-the-office’. Using the dark wood also ties it into the desk (same wood tones) on the other side of the room.
We’re hoping to get a few more of the little details on this room done in the next few days, so we’ll be back next week with the updates.