Welcome! This was a fairly simple DIY project, assuming you have a Kreg Jig and a drill. You also need to know how to use a Kreg Jig and a drill, or have someone who knows how to use a Kreg Jig and a drill and also happens to love you.
You also need scissors. And a schtapler. And duct tape. Wait a minute. Nope, no duct tape for this one. Oh! And an iron! I'll shut up now.
My tutorial skills are downright enviable, you know. In fact, I would say they are on even par with Eddie's ability to keep his beard clean.
Allow me to illustrate:
Now that you have zero expectations, we can continue.
Oh, and Ed-Man had a birthday in case you missed it. He cleaned himself up a little bit for the occasion. At least I think he licked his butt. That counts, right?
Lest we forget, here is how the master bedroom looked when we moved in. I know. I'm totally crushing on the shorts/underwear combo on the floor.
I'll be doing another post down the road to show all the stages this room has gone through, but today it's all about that headboard.
Step One: Purchase curtain panels from Tuesday Morning. Hey! Maybe I don't suck at tutorials after all!
Break out your crappy pink iron and eradicate the wrinkles. Don't try this on your stretch marks. It hurts like hell.
And cut off the grommets.
Purchase a big ole sheet of MDF and cut it to whatever size you want. Then buy a cheap mattress pad, cut it in half, and trim it to size.
Wrap the whole dang mess with some quilt batting and schtaple it down.
Then wrap your curtain around the whole dang mess and schtaple it down.
Be sure and measure your materials so very closely that by the time you get to the curtain part, you can barely get the fabric up and around in order to schtaple it down. That really helps. And doesn't cause schwearing or schweating at all.
Now "let's" build the frame. Ha. Like I've ever built anything. Well, I did grow two humans in me in less than two years. Thus, the stretch marks.
But Phil...well, HE built the frame! Remember the Pot Farm? Of course you do. It's the coolest thing we've ever done on this blog. We followed a very similar process.
Our neighbor gave us a giant pile of rough-sawn cedar. Free. I highly recommend acquiring your supplies this way. You'll most likely have to find your own benefactor though.
Or you could find a restaurant or business that has wood planks on its walls and surreptitiously abscond with your soon-to-be headboard frame.
Better yet, have someone else do the surreptitious absconding. Less risk for you.
Whew. Thank goodness the hard part of the tutorial is over. Flip your project over and leave it on the floor!
Here's a later version of the bedroom. Pay attention to that lamp on the chester drawers.
Naked, headboard-free wall. Bed. Wall. Whatever.
Did you see what happened there? A helper!
He thinks he's an excellent helper. Excellent helper. He also thinks K-Mart sucks. In fact, I'm sure that's why they're all closing now. Eddie, what have you done?
Let's get ready to hang 'em high. (OMG I'm still completely in love with my Viatera Everest quartz, and I do, still, occasionally lick it.)
Oh, it's so close I can almost taste it! The wall is not quartz. Don't lick.
See that lamp on the nightstand? Do you remember it from that other picture? I used up the leftover scrap of curtain fabric and recovered the lamp shade. Again. And painted the base. Again.
And did you see the embroidered owl on the nightstand to the left?
That's from my friend Tina. She's an owlnabler for my owlbsession. If you missed THAT POST, and you love owls, go check it out.
She also won the nickname contest I wasn't aware we were having!
After the big announcement, she dubbed me GRANDI! How awesome is that? Freaking brilliant if you asked me.
In fact, I'm kicking my own ass for not coming up with it myself.
Anyway, one more look!
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