Hey guys! Claire has been talking about making a headboard for ages, so I was thrilled when she finally decided to share the project with us this week. I’m obsessed with the way she glammed up rustic wood with gold racing stripes. Check out Claire’s inspiration, as well as the full DIY instructions…
Hello again… Claire here! After a wild weekend at ACL, I was able to fully recover in the comfort of my cozy new bed. Remember when I asked for your input in choosing a headboard design for my next DIY? Well, I read the input from each and very one of you and decided to create my own variation of headboard #1So, what do you think of the final product (above)? Keep reading for the full instructions…
  • wood planks (I used some salvaged old fencing)
  • 3 boards, 1/4″ x  4′
  • wood screws 1-1/2″ flat head
  • screw covers
  • hanging wire ( I chose durasteel since it holds up to 100lbs.)
  • shield picture hangers (hold up to 50 lbs.)
  • hook hangers
  • 1″ wide painter’s tape
  • gold spray paint
  • drill
  • hand Saw
  • hammer
  • tape measure
  1. Spray wood with a water/bleach mixture and wipe down to kill bugs & clean.
  2. Measure bed to determine headboard length. Mark wood & saw off boards to desired length. Tip: I made mine a few inches longer than my mattress. If you don’t have a saw, home depot has some for public use. 
  3. Lay wooden boards face down. Lay the three narrow boards perpendicular on the back, and drill a screw into each board to connect and stabilize.
  4. Drill the two hanger hooks onto the outer two vertical boards. Thread steel wire through hooks, and tie.
  5. Flip over and tape off the pattern you want & spray. I love stripes and gold, so I created a barcode-like pattern with the blue painter’s tape and sprayed using gold spray paint.
  6. Hang shield picture hangers on the wall at desired height. Hang your headboard and enjoy!

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