DIY Beadboard Headboard

I recently made a Pirate Sail “headboard” for my middle son and my oldest wanted a headboard of his own.  I loved the Camp Bedfrom Pottery Barn Kids but not the $600 price tag.

I also only wanted a headboard, not an entire frame.  I decided to build my own version after the success of building a headboard for our master bedroom.

To start the build I measured my son’s bed and estimated what I wanted the dimensions of the final piece to be.  I bought some plywood and a sheet of pre-primed beadboard at Lowe’s for less than $20 and cut it to my desired dimensions with a circular saw.  I had other random boards on hand that I used to frame it out.

I used wood glue and wood screws for the assembly.  It literally took an hour all together.  I primed and spray painted the headboard with the leftover blue paint from the American Flag Pegboard that hang’s over Jack’s desk. Easy-Peasy!

I highly recommend that anyone who wants to start building their own furniture go run, not walk, to Ana White’s site-its an amazing resource for how to get started and has literally hundereds of building plans.  If I can do it anyone can!

Here’s the finished piece.  Not bad for less than $30 in supplies!

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  1. says

    This is Gorgeous! I just love the simplicity and the beautiful navy blue color! Hope you will stop by and share with my Pink Hippo party.. I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  2. says

    LOVE it Melissa!! Way to go!!!! I’m thinking of doing something similar for Gabrielle’s room… but I must finish Emanuelle’s room first. haha

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!


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