I showed these inspirations to my husband and asked if he thought it was possible to cut the shape out of plywood. He thought it was possible & agreed to go to the hardware store for supplies while I tried to draw & cut the shape out of a piece of wrapping paper.
To create the shape, I unrolled a piece of wrapping paper as wide as the headboard would be. Then, I folded it in half & drew half of the shape. Then I cut it out, while folded, to create an even template once unfolded. (Unfortunately, it got thrown out before I thought to take a picture!)
Next, I gave this drawing to my husband who traced it onto half a piece of plywood & then cut it out using a jig saw.
Then, from the other half of the plywood, he cut the same shape again to create a 2 inch piece of trim (see below).
He nailed this to the front of the bigger headboard piece and added a wooden decoration to dress up the front. Here it is all put together:
Here are a few more pictures once it was painted & installed:
I like the way it turned out. Easy on the eye, & at about $25 total, very easy on the wallet!
Like what you see? Check out some more awesome DIY projects:
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.