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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DIY Rustic Headboard - for under $50 and it only takes a weekend!

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One project, one weekend, under $50 and it only takes 4 cuts {if you make friends with the guys at Home Depot or Lowe's you can probably even get them to make those cuts for you!}. 
This past weekend the hubby was gone so I had a whole weekend to play. I bought my materials on Friday night and by Sunday at noon I was moving this headboard into our bedroom! Saturday morning first thing I woke up and stained all my boards.
Once they were dry I started adding boards to the back for stability.
Use clamps to help hold the boards in place while drilling holes.
Make sure you check the boards before you buy them. This part will become very difficult if you have to work with a bunch of warped boards.
Once finished I used Finishing Wax. It was my first time using it but I really like the look.
This was probably the hardest part... hulling this thing upstairs by myself. I wanted to surprise the hubby with a completed project. Good thing he's been making me lift weights at the gym!
Next up, new nightstands... they obviously don't match now!
Directions can be downloaded here!
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