Old Wood Transformed Into a Loving Headboard

3 Materials
1 Day
For longer than I care to mention I have been contemplating transforming planks of wood into a mixed height headboard. The headboard is taken to the next level with cut out hearts, with a contrasting texture of calico revealed.
I started with wood purchased from a reclaim yard. With fortune on my side, they kindly cut all the planks to size for me, saving considerable time.
Start by painting a tea mixture onto your wood, once fully dry then painting with vinegar soaked with steel.
Once the wood was fully prepped hearts were drawn on the reverse of the wood using drill pieces as a template for the top of the hearts. Each heart is deliberately drawn free style, each slightly different in design, not only does this give a rustic homemade look it is also so much easier to complete!
I worked with my neighbour to create the headboard. I learnt so much from working with him, check the blog post for hints and tips regarding drill pieces. Plus all the measurements for the construction.
Once the headboards were assembled the final step was to add calico behind the hearts.
The DIY headboards have completely changed our spare room for the better, it has an upcycled feel to it, the headboard perfectly compliments the denim rag quilt (you can find instructions for that here).
Resources for this project:
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 6 questions
Join the conversation
2 of 40 comments
  • Tere Tere on Jul 27, 2021

    Love the headboard and the bedspread, Goldbeargirl is right, spelling doesn't make any difference in the beautiful work

  • Shelby 🐈 Shelby 🐈 on Aug 26, 2021

    I love this headboard. It looks fun!

    Thank you for sharing your ideas and creations.