Friday, February 18, 2011

Jazzing it Up! Make your own headboard

So Mark and I have been doing some "jazzing" in our master bedroom. (The term 'master bedroom' is used liberally. The room is no larger than any other. The closet is about 2 feet bigger than the kid's room.) We painted recently, and so on and so forth.

One of our projects was a "do it yourself" headboard. You see, Mark and I had an old Slumberland Clearance Center particle board headboard. It matched Mark's lovely particle board dresser dating back to his community college days. Both of them needed to go.

All over on-line, bloggers expound about the headboards they create with minimal cash infusion. Mark and I decided to jump into the ring. We started with a old bi-fold door Mark cut down to size and attached together.

Next we searched for wallpaper to cover it. After some on line searching, I thought grass clothe was the way to go. We headed to Hirchdfields only to discover we would probably be spending well over a $100 on wallpaper. We hustled out of there and headed to Lowe's. We put paint-able wall paper into our cart. Then we headed to the aisle with window blinds. We threw a large roll-up bamboo blind into our cart, priced at $32.00. We headed home. Something would work.

We quickly decided the wall paper would be returned. I cut the blind to size and length required with a regular scissors. Next I sat and tied every single thread together on both ends so it wouldn't unravel.

Then I used small nails and wood glue to fix the blind to the doors.

Later I picked up some photo hanging thingies to screw in the back. I also took left over bamboo strips and glued it to either end to finish it off - three per end.

And there you have it. We hung it on the wall like a large mirror or framed art. Looks kinda like a hotel room, hu? All for about $40 bucks!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Wow, I am so impressed! I would never have thought to use those materials. Looks great!


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