Saturday, February 19, 2011

D-I-Y Headboard

My bedroom is finally coming together.  Once the new bedding arrived I decided our current headboard would no longer work in the room.  So I set out to create my own.  My inspiration for the headboard came from a recent overnight stay at a hotel!

 To construct my headboard, I purchased molding from Home Depot and had it cut to size.  I have a Cal-King bed so I used two, 47 inch pieces for the sides and one, 71 inch piece for the top.

  I used our old television box as the base for the headboard.

 I covered the box with snow blankets, purchased on clearance from Joann's after the holiday.
 
 I stapled the snow blanket to the box  before I covered it with burlap. Once the burlap was centered I flipped the box over and stapled the burlap to the back side of the box.

After staining the molding, I attached it to the frame using liquid nails.  I allowed it to dry overnight before I moved it to my bedroom.

Here it is in the room.  The almost finished room!  I'll be back soon to show you the entire room, until then take care my friends!

*ETA- The TV box is very sturdy!  One year later and it's held up great! 



52 comments:

Tatum @ Many Moments Of Me said...

Wow how ambitious! I often wonder if I will be able to do the headboard thing. I've seen it done by several people but I always think, I can't do that. Looking forward to seeing the final product!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Amazing!!! Love your "can do" spirit!!!

m ^..^

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You had me at burlap, Brandi :) You are so clever! Looks like you added buttons (in the last photo). Love it! I'm excited to see the room reveal! Hugs... Michelle

Cathrines Kreative Hjørne said...

Hi,
this was a great idea, and who could ever imagine what was used for the inside of it! Really creative! This is my first visit at your blog, and you are very welcome to visit me as well in cold Norway! Have a lovely Sunday!

Best wishes,
Cathrine :-)

VINTAGE said...

I can't wait to see everything. What I can see is already fantastic!!!

Enjoy this sunday

Tine

Farah Muzaffar said...

I am waiting for a complete picture... you are a hardworker Brandi... I cant go for headboards...
Can you please spare a little bit of your time for my new post, its something different I hope you enjoyed
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Allison@FabRehab said...

Brilliant!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Karen said...

Wow Miss Brandi that is gorgeous and so resourceful. I love it!

Tanya said...

Wow, using cardboard as the base makes this project really affordable -- and lightweight! Great idea. Can't wait to see the whole room.

Sherryd said...

Brandi girl I don't think even I would have thought to use the box! Great idea! Looking forward to seeing the whole room. I know it gorgeous!!

TheCraftInMe said...

Very cool, can't wait to see the rest of the room!

Kirby said...

I love your headboard! Esp. with the burlap on it! You newest follower!

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

What a great way to recycle into something that rocks! :)

HALLELUJAHS said...

Go girl! Looking forward to seeing your room all put together! i can't wait for some warm weather so I can get started on all my painting projects! Will have to live vicariously through you right now!

Blessings,
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

Dee said...

what a lovely job...I looked at your chair project too...very creative and nicely done!!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

A TV box? I love it! Perfect because it isn't heavy like plywood!

michelle said...

Oh my WOW!! Look at you go!! I love it and out of a TV box!!?? You clever girl you! The burlap is perfect and I love the trim and details, I can't wait to see your room, I bet it is beautiful!!!

bj said...

This is a fabulous idea...it really looks good, too. LOVE the burlap and the good thing..you can change it out as you want. Wonderful project.

Nike said...

Brandi,

A cardboard box project ... I ADORE YOU!! This is amazing and I'm so jealous! Can't wait to see the finished room!

The Homesteading Apartment said...

Love it, Love it, LOVE it!! Such a good idea!! Isn't burlap the best...I can't wait to see everything together. You've inspired me (:

{{Hugs}}
Michele ♥

Carli said...

You go girl! That is right up my alley (using cardboard, lol!) This came out really nice, can't wait to see the entire room!!!!

Alida said...

What a great idea!! My husband and I were just talking about making our own headboard. You have inspired me!!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

So first of all so jealous CA KING!!!!!

Love the head board!! Love burlap!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This is such a great idea!!! I'm so impressed that you used the snow blankets too. I would never have thought of that. What a great example of "using what you have", and it turned out wonderful!!
Blessings,
Marcia

alissa said...

oh my gosh - look at you! This is awesome! I can not believe you used a cardboard box - genius. Looking forward ot seeing the finished room!
Alissa

Erin said...

It looks wonderful!! I love that you just used a box as the backing! :)

I am still in need of a headboard. I've been without one for two years! I have a vision in my head of what I want, and it really only involves moulding, but I just haven't gotten off go yet to do it. I get kind of overwhelmed at the thought of miter cuts.

I can't wait to see the finished room!! :)

Comeca Jones said...

How cool is this! You're good I say it all the time.

Paula Montalvo said...

This is genius!!!! Blessings <3 Paula

Fallan said...

I just tried making my own headboard last week using your tutorial! I just posted on it today and linked back to your blog. Thanks for the idea and tutorial!!

http://fallanstechnicolordreams.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-headboard.html

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

Really smart use of materials, love it! The whole room looks wonderful and so cozy, great job!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Beautiful! We need one of these---and we have a tv box! Hmmm :)

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *


You make that headboard look so EASY! LOVE!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow, that looks great!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Great project ~ look forward to seeing more.
Stopping by from the CSI project challenge linky.
http://welcometotheturnerfarm.blogspot.com/2011/04/spring-snow-storm-burlap-chargers.html

Tanya said...

Congrats on your CSI placement! Well deserved recognition!

Carli said...

Hi Brandi-Just wanted to let you know that I linked to this post today!
http://fearfullyandwonderfullymade81.blogspot.com/2011/11/upholstered-headboard-on-budget.html

Ashlyn said...

Awesome! Using what you have to make something fabulous...love it!

WhyCuzICan said...

Turned out really well. Thanks for looking back to Feb to find this fave post, because the headboard is really nice and by all these comments, it was a fan-fave! :)

Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday,
Smiles, and thanks for sharing :D
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

thistlewoodfarm said...

That molding is so awesome! THe headboard is a show stopper! I am your newest fan. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle said...

Hi Brandi, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Can I say what you've done with that cardboard box is genius. Oh and I'm in Atlanta area too, so we're neighbors. :)

WhitneyJ said...

First, I want to say thanks for commenting on the 3D wall art in my bathroom!!

Now, Wow! This headboard idea is very creative. I would have never thought about using a cardboard box. Your headboard not only looks great, but it's eco-friendly! I can't wait until you show the rest of the bedroom. Are you working on anymore eco-friendly DIY projects in this space?

Jackie said...

Well that was Easy! I've seen several ways and I really like this one because it's simple and can be done in no time. Thanks for sharing

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sweethomeinruston said...

Wow,very thoughtful to use that old TV box. I loved it. Your blog is now my new favorite blog.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow! Looks like it came from Pottery Barn, which I love! This looks like the easiest DIY headboard I've ever seen! Really great!

Angie Granata said...

Wow Brandi, I love it! So easy and so gorgeous.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Brandi...of course, I knew I could find the perfect idea for my niece's headboard on your blog. The tv box is genius! I'm redoing her room and using only what we have and this is perfect!!! Woo hoo!

Jae said...

How awesome! I had not seen this post before. I just made my own headboard for the first time and I used burlap too. So smart to use the cardboard from your tv box!

Bethany@http://thislittleestate.blogspot.ca/ said...

How genious! I love that you repurposed cardboard!! It looks great!

kristen tharpe said...

Brandi! I love it! Going to make one for my bed, I'm starting today, thanks sis!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I need a new headboard and I'm so going to do this, it looks fabulous!