Saturday, February 9, 2013

DIY Barn Wood Siding Headboard

I have awesome friends.  Friends like Sarah that pull in my driveway and say "hey, was going to throw this out but thought you might want it" and unload their unwanted "junk" on me. 
Although, I would hardly classify these awesome tongue-in-groove planks of wood siding "junk"!

My dad left his miter saw at our house awhile back and since he's 500 miles away, I was more than happy about that!
It made the board cuttin' task about 68 times easier.  I measured each piece to about 45 inches in length, but wasn't too picky since I was going to stagger them.

I didn't want it to stick out from the wall very much, or add to much weight so I used some pieces of leftover laminate flooring from our bedroom.
Now I realize, I should have used screws for this project, but I didn't have any short enough, so I just used nails.
Plus, I would have had to spend money. Big no-no.

The aqua paint Sarah had originally painted on the wood was gorgeous.
Just like her.
But it was a little too bold for what I was going for in Tori's room.
I watered down some white paint and brushed it on here and there, then rubbed off the excess with a rag.
I should mentioned I sanded each board pretty heavily to distress it first.

Notice the difference:

As for the bed frame?  Well, my mom still hasn't gotten over it.  But we hacked off the headboard of her beloved childhood bed.  The one with the peel n' stick roses.  Don't worry, I still have the headboard stashed away for some later brilliant idea that will hit me in the shower some day and promptly disappear when I go to retrieve the chopped off piece of mother's history!

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To view the entire room makeover,
 click HERE.
Linking up here and here:
Beyond The Picket Fence
The Shabby Nest
Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

TDC Before and After


  1. I love the turquoise Kammy! Great job! ~Tammy

  2. this room is lovely:) great job!!!

  3. Love how the whitewash brings out the texture of the board. Was it any particular type of white paint? Or just a basic white acrylic?

  4. LOL! You and I are soooooo much alike! Eva's bed? The slats to hold the box springs were just a tad too short to stay put... What'd I do? Improvise. Nailed those suckers on there. Scott just stood watching, shaking his head. My theory... If it works, who cares? HA HA HA! Love her headboard!! The whole room is just too darn cute! :)

  5. Turned out beautiful! Awesome job!

  6. So beautiful! I love how you whitewashed it!

  7. I love the color on this with the whitewash. I wish my daughter had a teal/aqua passion like me. I would SO make her one of these! :)

  8. I feel your mom's pain, but it had to go, right? Your new headboard is adorable!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

  9. So So So Cute, amazing.

    Pearl 13.1

  10. That's awesome! Pretty and rustic at the same time!

  11. Kammy I was so caught up with the floor - I missed this post completely - that is just gorgeous -
    You're so creative - it's just amazing to come by and see the things you come up with!!!

  12. I'd like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!


  13. I love your headboard and the entire look of the room. I made a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt for myself and my daughter stole it.

  14. Oh my goodness..this is gorgeous!! So soft and pretty!

  15. The headboard is gorgeous and the room overall is just perfect! I love the color pallet you chose and the white washing really made the perfect color for this. I love it!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  16. How fun and perfect is this. I love it. The color is fabulous also. I would love for you to link this to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. -- -

    This would definitely inspire so many. Hugs, Marty


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