the kingsize headboard project-no-paint

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When Boo n I first got married, he went out and bought a beautiful queen size bed and dresser for us as an anniversary present.  Many years later… when he moved to start work with a new company, he went out and bought a king size bed.  However, I asked him not to buy a headboard because I’ve always wanted to build one.  Three years after the king size bed purchase, I finally got around to building it.  My king size headboard project is complete and I’m in love!!!

King Size Headboard project-woodwork
Boo and I went and bought the supplies I needed so I could get to work early the next day.  I had a day off and I knew the weather was going to be lovely so I didn’t waste any time.  Here’s the diagram I had drawn up sometime back, (thank goodness I still have drafting skills)!  *Some would argue that! LOL
King Size Headboard project-design
Then recently I saw this headboard at Restoration Hardware and I liked the little shelf brackets at the top so I made a few changes to my original diagram.  My drawing was originally more shaker style but with a few alterations to my diagram, I made it work.
King Size Headboard project-RH
King Size Headboard project-supplies
King Size Headboard project-clamps
King Size Headboard project-piecing

the kingsize headboard project-no-paint

the kingsize headboard project-primed

the kingsize headboard project-painted

King Size Headboard project

Materials used:

30×80 hollow core door panel (Lowe’s)
6 ct 1x4x8 for legs (Lowe’s)
(1 ct) 1x8x8 for top shelf (Lowe’s)
1/2″x2″x8 slat. (1 ct) (Lowe’s)
4″ moulding strip (1 ct) (Lowe’s)
4 ct wood brackets (I already had)
1 1/2″ wood screws
liquid nail
wood putty
Total for my project:  $72.00
Price for RH headboard and bed frame: $2695
the kingsize headboard project-bed
I’d call this a very successful WIN!  Totally affordable and cute but most of all, I can say that I MADE IT!
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