I finally got around to painting my room and making a headboard to go with my new bed. Waking up in a clean, fresh space has been amazing. This headboard is super simple but it’s one of my favorite DIY’s. I took this picture up in the Adirondacks this fall and now I get to wake up and look at that gorgeous view every day. My next trip up there can’t come soon enough!
Blogger confessions: I was so excited to do this project that I went to Lowe’s to pick up the plywood (and a bunch of wood for other projects) and didn’t even think about how tiny my car is… I wheeled a huge cart a wood out to my car and stood and stared at my car for a few seconds and realized this probably wasn’t going to work. But, of course, I laid down seats, rolled down windows, opened the trunk and tried to find a way for everything to fit. Of course it was also the windiest day ever and at one point my plywood went flying across the parking lot. Then I sat in my car with huge pieces of plywood and boards hanging out of every door, and called back-up. Thankfully, I have like the sweetest cousin ever and she drove a van out to save me. I say it was totally worth the struggle and embarrassment in the end but passersby were definitely not impressed by me.
What you need:
-Hot Glue Gun
How to make it:
Get your print done at Staples – I think mine was $5. Cut your plywood so that it is 5″ wider and taller than your print. I had them cut my plywood to size at Lowe’s so I wouldn’t have to do it at home – so make sure you know the measurements of your print before you pick up your plywood. Center your print on the plywood. Use your hot glue gun to trace a very thin line under each edge of your print. Now you can use ModPodge and a paint brush along the edges to seal the print in place. Let it dry and then you can screw it into the wall.
What kind of picture would you choose to hang above your bed?