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DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard

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Last summer my sister and I got our hands on some gorgeous and FREE reclaimed wood! I stored it away in the hopes that one day I would have my dream headboard. Then a couple of months ago we finally decided it was time for a new bed! Since we knew we would upgrade to a king size, we sold everything online. Our nightstands, bed frame, mattress and box spring all found a new home and our room was empty (except for our magnificent new bed).

Our old bedroom furniture was very dark, modern and masculine. I love light, natural colors and textures so I desperately wanted a change. It was finally time to recruit my handyman hubby to help me do all the work. After many specific instructions and less than 48 hours, my headboard was complete. Heck I can barely assemble a Jenga game, let alone create a flawless furniture item from old wood. But he did it and I love it. I just took pictures and watched in awe as it all came together.

Measure and build a basic king size frame.

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This was the original length of each piece of wood so there was no cutting, just screwing the wood to the frame.
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Attach three pieces of wood around the edges to cover the three horizontal boards.

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Finish trimming around the edges with more reclaimed wood so the cut sides are hidden.

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I absolutely love how it turned out, and it is exactly what I had imagined in my head! It fits into the rest of our beachy home decor and the grey distressed color of the wood ties in perfectly to our paint colors.

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I’ll be sharing my finished before and after bedroom makeover pictures, so check back soon!

Create with the heart, build with the mind ~ Criss Jami

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Author: Domestic Ingenuity

I am a DIY-ing, crafting, thrifting, baking, sewing, cooking, deal-loving gal with too much energy and a love for creating.

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