Headboard Made From A Shade!

I got an email of a reader who used our headboard tutorial for one of her own.  I really love the way it looks.  So I asked Mallory of Classy Clutter if I could show off here fabulous handy work.  (And I have to say, thanks Mallory for your sweet compliments!)  Here is what she had to say:

Well, I was browsing one of my FAVORITE DIY blogs Remodelaholic and found that I was having the same issue with wanting a new/cute headboard! I couldn’t find anything I lovedthat wouldn’t blow my budget! Remodelaholic to the rescue! I used her headboard tutorial for the most part. She used cabinet doors and I used an old window shutter so I, meaning my sweet hubby, had to make a few adjustments. I was excited to test my limits with the power tools and I had so much fun with this! I love it in my bedroom! It just adds the pop of color I needed (I used Krylon Cherry Red), since we are renting and I can’t really paint my walls 🙁
We started with this shutter that I bought from ReStore for $5!
Building the frame
My sweet hubby, Craig, helping me make some cuts!

Everything all put together

I used Krylon Cherry Red (I love Krylon spray paint!)
After the first couple coats of paint

close-up of the shutter

The final product!

I love the red on the white wall since the landlords don’t want us to paint…
I also have a gorgeous mirror that I will be hanging above the bed soon.

(My pillows look a little sad and droopy! Time for new fluffier pillows!)

What do you think?

My opinion?  I LOVE it!  
I think she did a beautiful job,… and I love the red!  Stunning!
Doesn’t this just inspire you!

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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.

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  1. >Very striking – especially the red posts on the white with the black and white comforter. Very stylish and a good alternative to painting.

  2. >I love the shiny red! I think your hubby Craig did a nice job and you had a brilliant idea. The headboard looks great. I agree with you that the bedding looks a little sad but just put some bright cheery linens on it and it will look just perfect.


  3. >Wonderful idea! Love the color too….there are sure a lot of talented people out there.
    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas.
    Happy Day