Maria
Maria
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  • North Las Vegas, NV

DIY Queen Headboard for $35


I needed to relocate our guest bed and it ended up under a window. Could not find any headboard that would fit under the window without blocking it, so I ended up making it myself. Spent $35 for 1x4 and 1x6 pine boards, sample paint and a box of kreg screws. I love how it turned out.
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Here it is...
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
After calculating the dimensions, I had all my wood pieces cut at Home Depot to perfect size. I sanded every piece with 120 grit sand paper, making a slight round along the edges of the wood pieces. Then dry fitted the whole thing and marked them (top, side, 1, 2, 3 etc)
TIP: when calculating the required materials, please remember that e.g a 1"x4" piece of wood actually measures 3/4 inch x 3.5 inch.
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Using my beloved Kreg Jig I made pocket holes everywhere I needed (marked them previously).
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Going slowly and making sure I don't bend the whole piece, I screwed them together.
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Here is the headboard done. Then I fixed any nail holes, sanded, then wiped it clean of dust.
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
I have picked the room color BM Revere Pewter (which I absolutly LOVE) and looked for complementing colors and ended up finding BM Chelsea Gray. I bought a $3 sample paint. Using a mason jar, I mixed 1 part paint (about half of the sample jar) and 2 part water. Mixed it together and stained the wood with a better quality synthetic brush.
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Dragged it to the room and assembled the bed.
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Perfect size :) Yay!
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Here is the before...
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
And the after :) Do you like it?
diy queen headboard for 35, bedroom ideas, painted furniture

Suggested materials:

  • 1"x6" x 8'  (Home Depot)
  • 1"x4" x 6'  (Home Depot)
  • Paint sample BM Chelsea Gray  (Home Depot)
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  • Susan
    on Aug 5, 2018

    This is a beautiful piece.

    Why did you not add the measurements, cuts and instructions?

  • Brittney Hash
    on Mar 16, 2019

    Do you think this would work for a taller headboard? May need to attach to wall somehow if larger than yours?

  • Brittney Hash
    on Mar 16, 2019

    Do you think this would work for a taller headboard? May need to attach to wall somehow if larger than yours?

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  • Christina Addie
    on Dec 9, 2016

    Very nice, thinking of giving this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Maria
      on Dec 25, 2016

      Thank you, go for it :) good luck :)

  • MasonDixie
    on Apr 22, 2019

    Great idea, Just an idea in our complex when someone moves out they toss perfect objects, I found a 3 part mirror frame curved tops but mirrors were broke.. I took the mirrors out and replaced with 3 panels of material, and attached hed to bed frame with 1 center screw attached to the wall. Looks great I love it.

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