Hello everyone...How has
your week been? I sure hope it has been a lovely one. :)
A few weeks ago, my husband set up our new headboard that we made for my birthday present. Actually, he did most of the building while I played assistant, and then I stained it.
We followed the plans from Ana White for the queen sized Reclaimed Wood Headboard. I think it is supposed to be a knock-off of Pottery Barn's "Mason" Headboard, but with these plans you can create the look of reclaimed wood. (We used pine from Lowe's.) However, if you have salvaged wood available to you, that would make it even more special. :) The headboard plan was easy to follow, and the drawings were very well done. We highly recommend her website, and did I mention that all of her furniture plans are free, and she has them for just about everything you could want to build? I have a list as long about as my arm of things I'm dying to make...
(Headboard before it was stained. I used Cabot in "walnut".)
Making your own furniture is such a fantastic way to get the look you want for a tiny fraction of the cost.
He did such a good job on the headboard, and I love how it turned out!
I mentioned previously that this was one of my favorite gifts he has ever given me, but it bears repeating.
He gave up two afternoons to make this headboard, and every time I look at it, it is a reminder that I am loved.
There really is something so very special about handmade gifts, don't you think? When someone takes the time and effort to make something with you in mind, it is extra sweet and personal.
It makes me want to handmake more of the things I give to others, too...
I haven't shown a lot of our completed master bedroom, so I am showing some extra pictures of this side of the room...
Notice there are no wall decorations still...yet...
For some reason decorating this room is coming along s-l-o-w-l-y.
I am not sure whether or not to put anything above the headboard...
I may hang a couple bundles of dried flowers, such as lavender, and maybe even wheat or oats, over the headboard. Or maybe I will leave the plank wall empty...
What do you think?
I do know one thing for sure...we definitely need to make the matching footboard and sides to go along with the headboard now... ;)
Thank you so much for coming by, and I hope you have a wonderful Friday.... :)
(I am linking this to the Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello,
Overflowing with Creativity at It's Overflowing, Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors, the Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming, Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest, Creative Inspirations at Embracing Change, and Creative Things Thursday at The Vintage Farmhouse.)