DIY Headboard {master bedroom update}

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I haven’t been this excited about sharing a post in a loooong time. I finally made my headboard!! Are you as excited as I am?? I knew I would love it, but not this much.

Isn’t that your most favorite thing ever? ‘Cause I know it’s mine! I cannot tell you the satisfaction that comes from going to the hardware store and picking out a pile of lumber. And then working on it with your own two hands and creating something beautiful.

There’s nothing like it, I tell ya. Now I know everybody doesn’t have the money or the room for lots of tools, but I only used a miter saw, nail gun, drill and hand sander for this project. Four basic tools that I use on almost every project I do. If you have to buy basic tools, I’d buy those.

In case you forgot, here’s what the room looked like when we first moved into the house. Pretty blah … except for my lovely nightstands that I hacked. I still love them!

What a difference, right? It’s one part of the house that feels done – for now. I think I’ll always change elements in my home, but for now, this is what I’ve been dreaming of.

I recently bought a couple of new mirrors from Hobby Lobby ($12.50 each!! – on sale for 50% off) for my bedside tables. And the mercury lamps are kind of new, too. My bedside tables now look like a little blinged out tables with all the shiny, and I love it.

I bought the bed skirt at Target. I think it was around $30. It does the trick. So nice not to see the bed frame under there.

You may remember that I had some photos above the bed before, but they were really too small for the space. I had this painting above our bed in our old house. I loved it, but it did not look good with our old duvet cover. So, I just had it sitting in one of the other bedrooms. When I bought the new duvet cover I realized that it would look great with it. Don’t you think it looks good?

The king-size bed, the headboard, larger lamps and artwork all give this large master bedroom some serious drama. The room doesn’t dwarf the bed anymore and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Click HERE for my tutorial on how to build this headboard.

Have you made anything recently that you just love?

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    1. Hi Megan,

      It’s the Collette Paisley Duvet cover and shams in Cool from Pottery Barn. It’s discontinued, but you can probably find it on ebay. Good luck!

  1. wow that is awesome! and i love the painting above the bed.. it would actually go great above mine as well… been looking for something. i have made something that i love and was excited to share. stop by if you want to see 😉 ugly dollar store pumpkins turned cute!


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