One of the first things I built for the new house is my queen size headboard. I wanted a simple headboard that was durable and "farmhouse" design - so I put together this easy headboard! It took me less than an hour to build, and less than $50 (that's on the higher end).
My headboard is for a queen size bed. I cut the 1 x 4 x 6 to 64 inches; cut 2 - 2x4 to 57 inches tall. The last 2x4 I cut 34.5 inches.
I glued all the 1x4s together, then put the two 57inch 2x4s on the edge, glued and screwed them to the 1x4. I screwed every 1x4 to the 2x4 - this is where the pocket holes would have saved time and be a better plan. Also, if you have a bed frame that you'll be attaching the headboard to, make sure the 2x4s are the right width apart. My frame screwed to the 2x4's with them on the edge. I then glued the last 2x4 in the middle and screwed to each 1x4.
I stained the headboard to my favorite stain - dark walnut, then screwed the frame to the headboard and to the wall.
Finished! What do you think? I used the extra 1 x 4 for the frames I made in my previous blog post - engineering print and wood frames.
Excuse the garage mess, I built the headboard when I was living with my parents - I had to move all the kids and my stuff from Abilene to their garage. Didn't have much space to work with.
Also, room is not finished! The side tables are not painted :) and I'll have more decor! Work in progress.
What do you think?
Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you built a headboard! I'd love to see it!
What's one of the first things you buy when you move into a new house? Well, other than furniture, for me it was cleaning products. I'm a clean freak. I wasn't like this till recently. One cleaning product must is Goo Gone! Especially if you have kids!
I bought new dishes, glasses, etc. and I hate when the label leaves a gooey residue! With Goo Gone, you just spray and wipe! It's that simple. I can't believe how easy it was! What I was even more impressed with was how Goo Gone takes off crayon from walls, stained wood, etc!!! Having a creative toddler, means messy walls, or dining room table! I had to test it out. For some reason I doubted it worked, I was very wrong! If you saw my snap chat (@kristi37), I sprayed and wiped in less than 10 seconds and it wiped off!
Before (above) VS. After (below)
I found Goo Gone at Target in the cleaning product isle. It was hard to find, because I bought the last one and it was pushed way in the back. That's how popular it is ;). Thank you Goo Gone for sponsoring me, it's now must have product for me! I can't wait to try out their other products. Goo Gone is safe on carpet, finished wood, sealed stone, painted surfaces, glass, fabric, metals, plastics, and ceramic. I'm going to try Goo Gone on stains and see how well it works! I'll probably be surprised again - they haven't let me down!
Let me know what you use Goo Gone on! This is weird, but Connor gets bloody noses once in a while and the other night he sneezed on the wall. Blood was all over and by the time I noticed it, we were going to be late to school so I left it. I actually left it for a few days, world's okayest mom, I know ;). I used a sponge to get it off, but it wasn't working, so I tried Goo Gone, It worked! Got the blood off the wall. Sounds bad that I had to get blood off the walls, but that's my weird/personal Goo Gone story for you. Again though, it worked very well!
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Thank you all!
Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!