Lindy at Cottage Hill made a very intricate wooden headboard for her master bedroom. I was so shocked that she made this. And now that I see it, with a little bit of explanation behind how she made it, the idea opens up all sorts of creative headboard options. She explains how she did it below:
What can you make with a sheet of plywood, a can of black spray paint, a few scraps of pine, and a jigsaw? Just about anything …But, I’ve made a headboard for my master. I’ve lugged this one around with me for years and I’ve loved it almost to death. I may be changing it soon so I thought I’d post some pictures before I do something different. I love it, really, what’s not to love, just ready for a change…
- Draw the pattern out on a large piece of paper by folding it in half and cutting a little away at the time until you get the shape you want. I used a good piece of 3/4” plywood that was finished on one side and turned long ways.
- Spray paint it black.
- Hand paint your design.
Can’t paint? No problem. Why not use a framed print you like, cut it out in a similar shape as mine, and decoupage it onto the headboard?
4. Cut the scrolls out of pine with a jigsaw, paint them red, and apply gold leaf.
5. Antique the entire headboard with a brown glaze.
6. Hang the headboard on the wall using a cleat made out of a 2×4.
Easier than you thought — yes?