Above, is our bedroom--before. Our iron bed is starting to pull
apart in spots, and it just isn't that comfortable for
sitting up against to read before bedtime.
It was decided a while back, that we would build a new
headboard over Christmas vacation.
We'd been reading Ana White's new book,
as well as browsing her website
and decided on the Reclaimed Wood Headboard.
A stack of red oak boards salvaged from a lumber mill
scrap pile years ago, seemed perfect for the project.
Mike did the hardest work, cutting, planing and sanding the boards--minimally, as we wanted to leave them looking a bit rustic.
I used the drill, nail gun, and biscuit cutter,
and we both assembled and glued.
I stained the headboard with Zar walnut
and waxed it...
The only thing we bought, besides stain, was some hardware
to mount the headboard to our existing bed frame.
We are super happy with the results
and are trying to decide which of Ana's plans
will be next!
I'm thinking the Turned Leg Farmhouse table
and Mike is favoring the Media Towers and Console