DIY Old Fence Headboard


“That wood? Right there? With all the splinters and rusty broken nails sticking out of it? You are going to use that for a headboard?”
Um, yeah…
“I don’t think that’s what you want to use for a headboard.”
Tell me I can’t do something and look at what happens!

DIY Old Fence HeadboardI even mounted our bedside wall lights onto that no good old wood that some crazy person gave me for free.

DIY Old Fence HeadboardDIY Old Fence HeadboardI had this to start off.

DIY Old Fence HeadboardThen I saw this photo on Pinterest and it became my mission and all I thought about until I finished the project.

DIY Old Fence HeadboardI love everything about this bed, the colors, the materials, the rustic vibe. I also like how grand it is, but I was just going to stick with my basic upholstered piece, because I honestly didn’t want to spend any money and this was a total whim. Check out all of my inspiration photos here.
I ripped that shelf off of the wall and had my blank canvas.

DIY Old Fence HeadboardI gloved up and pulled all of those rusty, bent, and broken nails out of a bunch of boards

DIY Old Fence Headboardand started measuring and cutting.

DIY Old Fence HeadboardMeet Mr. Handsome… my new miter saw.
I am not the measuring or planning ahead sort, so I was nervous it was going to be a bear to get everything lined up and even and all that. But really it worked out pretty well and the ENTIRE PROJECT TOOK 2 HOURS!
I swear – start to finish – it was fabulous and easy. I cut the boards in the garage and hauled them up to my bedroom. I just drilled ’em in and since the boards were so old and worn out the screws went in super easy. I was careful to be sure that the edges were all varied so it looked haphazard and not all lined up.

DIY Old Fence HeadboardI even threw a little ledge up there because it all went up so quickly and I had energy and boards left over.

DIY Old Fence HeadboardAnd I love it!

DIY Old Fence HeadboardI keep looking for reasons to go upstairs and walk by my room!

DIY Old Fence HeadboardThose lamps are from Home Depot about 2 years ago and they used to be silver.

DIY Old Fence HeadboardThe moral of the story is, when someone tells you something is probably not a good idea it becomes your job to prove him wrong:)

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DIY Old Fence Headboard


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