Tricia
Tricia
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  • Houston, TX

DIY Ballard Designs Headboard

4 Materials
$75.00
5 Hours
Medium

This headboard sells for over $600 on Ballard Designs website, but we made one ourselves for only $75 in wood (and a little birdy!)
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
We started off with some boards that we glued and doweled together.
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
We decided that the horizontal boards alone seemed a bit flimsy. So we added boards going vertical on the other side, and reinforced all of it with some nails.
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
To get the image on the boards he printed out a copy of a picture I had of the original headboard...traced it and cut it out.
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
Then we used the old school projector I bought on e-bay to project the image and trace it out onto the wood...
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
Once the image was projected onto the wood we traced it out to the size we wanted.
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
Using a skill saw we cut out our design...
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
Once the design was cut, we went back and sanded down all of the edges so that it would be smooth.
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
Our little bird was getting rather impatient to take his perch, but there was still a bit more work to do!
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
I painted this piece using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen...
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
Then we added hooks to the back for hanging the headboard on the wall.
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
We used remnant wood pieces to construct our own finials...
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
The finials added a little character, and finally our little bird was in place!
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor
And here is the headboard finished and in place. Not bad for under $100 and an afternoon's work!
diy ballard designs headboard, bedroom ideas, home decor

Resources for this project:

Random Orbit Sander, Tacklife 6 Variable Speed 3.0A 350W / 13000...
CHALK PAINT (R) by Annie Sloan - French Linen (Quart - 32oz) –...
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To see more: http://littlecottageonthepond.blogspot.com/2013/03/headboard-construction.html

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