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Thursday, January 19

Earth Day Thursday- Old Fence or Amazing Headboard?


"That wood? Right there? With all the splinters and rusty broken nails sticking out of it? You are going to use that for a headboard?"

Um, yeah...

"I don't think that's what you want to use for a headboard."



Tell me I can't do something and look at what happens!



I even mounted our bedside wall lights onto that no good old wood that some crazy person gave me for free.



I had this to start off.



Then I saw this photo on Pinterest and it became my mission and all I thought about until I finished the project.


I love everything about this bed, the colors, the materials, the rustic vibe. I also like how grand it is, but I was just going to stick with my basic upholstered piece, because I honestly didn't want to spend any money and this was a total whim. Check out all of my inspiration photos here.

I ripped that shelf off of the wall and had my blank canvas.



I gloved up and pulled all of those rusty, bent, and broken nails out of a bunch of boards.



and started measuring and cutting.

Meet Mr. Handsome...my new miter saw.

I am not the measuring or planning ahead sort so I was nervous it was going to be a bear to get everything lined up and even and all that. But really it worked out pretty well and the

ENTIRE PROJECT TOOK 2 HOURS
I swear-start to finish it was fabulous and easy.

I cut the boards in the garage and hauled them up to my bedroom. I just drilled 'em in and since the boards were so old and worn out the screws went in super easy. I was careful to be sure that the edges were all varied so it looked haphazard and not all lined up.



I even threw a little ledge up there because it all went up so quickly and I had energy and boards left over.


And I love it!



I keep looking for reasons to go upstairs and walk by my room!



Those lamps are from Home Depot about 2 years ago and they used to be silver.



The moral of the story is, when someone tells you something is probably not a good idea it becomes your job to prove him wrong:)

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44 Comments:

At January 19, 2012 at 5:10 AM , Blogger 4you-withlove said...

Wow...what a great transformation!! :D

 
At January 19, 2012 at 5:17 AM , Blogger Miranda said...

Love it! I like your spontaneity, and well done proving that naysayer wrong. Gorgeous job...I really like how you hung the lamps too, it all just looks really well done.

 
At January 19, 2012 at 5:49 AM , Blogger Rhiannon said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe you did it so quickly! Amazing!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 5:51 AM , Blogger Full Circle Creations said...

Love, love, love it! It looks fabulous! I'm so glad that you proved him wrong. And how does he like it???

Holly

 
At January 19, 2012 at 5:53 AM , Blogger Lesley said...

My vote? Amazing Headboard!!! :) Post this everywhere! You are about to get a TON of features for this one! Super Super Awesome! I think I will Pin it too!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 7:07 AM , Blogger Tara said...

This is just amazing!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 7:13 AM , OpenID odetoinspiration said...

WOW!! That is an amazing transformation!! I LOVE it!! Would love to know what that "someone" said after you were all done:P Hehe

 
At January 19, 2012 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Karen said...

That is AmAzInG!!!! Good job, Girl. Virtual pat-on-the-back-high-five-hug!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Jess said...

LOVE it! It's just fabulous, like in a "I can't believe how creative, imaginative, and brave some people are" kind of way! Great job!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Julia Hayes said...

I like it even more than ANY of your inspirations! It's really great!
~Julia
shoestringbean.com

 
At January 19, 2012 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

great job!! It looks awesome. I like Mr. Handsome ;)

 
At January 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Bravo! We are getting a new king size delivered on Monday.. I opted to make my headboard instead of buying one.. great inspiration!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Nichole said...

Kim! That makes such a difference! I love it!! It definitley makes the bed a centerpiece and adds to the feel of the whole room. I am telling you I am going to hire you to give me ideas for my rooms! =)

 
At January 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Seriously Incredible!!! I would have never thought about putting wood around it, but it looks awesome! Way to pull off the rustic glam look!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

 
At January 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

It looks amazing! I need to muster the courage to tackle bigger things like this. It looks gorgeous!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Katalina Jewelry said...

That looks fabulous!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Alli @ Trina Rose Boutique said...

Hey Kim...It's official, we opened today!!! http://trinaroseboutique.blogspot.com/2012/01/we-are-open.html

Love that headboard!! :-)

 
At January 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM , Blogger Sherika Lovett Alston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Stacey said...

You go girl! I feel the same way when someone tells me I can't. Motivated me to do it! Looks great!
Stacey of Embracing Change

 
At January 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Heidi said...

That looks awesome!! I wish I didn't have a window directly above my bed so I could daydream about making something like that.... :)

 
At January 19, 2012 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Country Mouse said...

This is an awesome transformation!!! Wow! I love it!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 1:46 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! I have so many headboard ideas, I need a couple of bedrooms.... For myself. :) Awesome job!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Jenn @ myfabulesslife said...

I'm dying over this. SO AWESOME! I need to figure out where I can put one in my house.

 
At January 19, 2012 at 2:31 PM , Blogger Pieced Pastimes said...

I can understand why you keep finding reasons to go past your room - it looks beautiful! I love it!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM , Blogger Saun said...

You go girl I LOVE it!

 
At January 19, 2012 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Eclectically Vintage said...

You go with that power saw! It looks fabulous!!
Kelly

 
At January 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Wow! I LOVE this! It looks fabulous!!
Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

 
At January 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM , Blogger Toqua's Crafts said...

I like your headboard much better now! GREAT job!!

 
At January 20, 2012 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Julie said...

That's gorgeous! Way to go!

 
At January 20, 2012 at 10:18 AM , Blogger somewhat quirky said...

So I saw the picture of your saw and thought - "this is a fake picture, I've never seen a saw that clean!" Then I read the caption. Good job! Enjoy your saw - mine is one of my prized possessions!

 
At January 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

WOW, this is amazing!!!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

 
At January 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

Love it! Great job!

 
At January 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

It looks fantastic! The sconces are the right touch! Would you be able to link up to my Friday party? I would love if you would! It's so well done!

 
At January 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM , Blogger shellyandrade said...

Kim, your headboard turned out totally awesome!! Way to knock it out of the park again:) Shelly

 
At January 21, 2012 at 5:19 AM , Blogger Maryann said...

What an amazing job you did. Love the rustic warmth of this bed!

 
At January 21, 2012 at 8:43 AM , Blogger Karla Medina said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVE YOUR HEADBOARD. It's gorgeous!!!! You've got yourself a new follower :)

 
At January 21, 2012 at 10:46 AM , Blogger Katie Carter said...

HAHAHA! I prove mine wrong too! I love it, and YOU did such a great job on your own! I'm fascinated with headboards at the moment, totally need my own! I would love for you to link up at Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52-3.html

 
At January 21, 2012 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Holly Lefevre said...

I am kind of in love with what you did. It looks amazing - picture perfect!

 
At January 22, 2012 at 6:38 PM , Blogger Christina said...

I am in LOOOOVE with this!! Seriously - I so wish I had your tufted headboard instead of my wooden one...because I WANT that wood around it!! :)

I featured this on my blog today:

http://christinasadventures.com/2012/01/sunday-features-56.html

And I pinned it too:

http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

 
At January 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It looks fantastic and perfectly rustic! I love the mix with the refined white headboard. We are in the process of making a headboard for our basement guest room makeover, using planks that were laying in a pile leftover from my fil's old sawmill.

 
At January 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Kim,

You are so smart! I love it when you see something that you know will look great and then are able to do it. The icing on the cake was being told that it won't work and you shouldn't do it. Did you take a picture, show this person and say "NA, NA, NA, NA, NA"?

Maureen

 
At January 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Danielle said...

I am going to be featuring this tonight on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and grab a button:>

www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

 
At January 24, 2012 at 6:08 AM , Blogger Beth said...

I love your version MUCH better than the inspiration piece! Good for you for proving that you can do it and do it better!!

 
At January 24, 2012 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Shabby Soul said...

It looks gorgeous! You are a genius! Your version is MUCH better!

 

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