Saturday, August 18, 2012

DIY Love Headboard Part 1

Pinterest got the best of me.  
My mom sent this to me, I fell in love, and had to make it.  

I thought, hey this looks easy, cheap and quick to make.  Well, apparently barn wood, paint, wire, drills, and nails add up pretty quickly.  But it was totally worth it. 

You can find my original inspiration here!

I never thought I could fall in love with wood, but when picking out the planks from a pile of wood, the man who took apart the barn gave me the history.  I now know exactly how it was made, when it was made and where it was used (as a staircase in a barn!) It's so cool to know that people walked up and down, what is now my new love headboard, so many years ago!

So how did I do it??
1. Get your handy daddio to help you
2. Place your planks facedown 
3. Connect planks with 1x4 lumber
4. Glue Lumber to Barn Wood
5. Drill together 
6. Attach 100 lb picture hanger and metal wire
to be continued...


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