Monday, October 1, 2012

"F" is for Farmhouse headboard

Build: Farmhouse headboard

A vintage yellow queen size Farmhouse headboard:

I built this Farmhouse headboard using plan #23 farmhouse bed on page 136 in Ana White's new book The Handbuilt Home

This headboard will be used a in TV shoot next week and I promise to have more details on that soon!

You can build this headboard too and it only takes 10 cuts, a bunch of pocket holes and a few screws.

First get your copy of Ana's book here:

Then you can build this:

Ana sent me this picture as inspiration for the paint color:

This bedroom is from Dana Miller at House Tweaking and she painted the sliding barn door Sherwin Williams Auric.

Then distressed and stained it for a vintage yellow look:

Here's how I built the Farmhouse headboard:

1. Cut wood as per Ana's plans.

2. Make main panel:

2. Add the trim, legs and top pieces.

3. I made these leg detachable for easier transport purposes:

5. Sand to distress then stain Minwax Early American:

6. Seal with clear finishing paste wax.

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


  1. You are amazing! I love your buildy stuff just as much as your sewy stuff. ;)

  2. Beautiful Jaime and I love the sunshiney yellow!

  3. Super cute color! I totally LOVE this headboard, you make it look so easy with the tutorial. Thanks! visiting from Carolyn's Homework, Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea

  4. You have some crazy skills! I am so jealous of your talent! You make everything looks so effortless. Thank you for sharing with your readers - you are truly inspiring and awesome!

  5. Great quick headboard. I may just do this!

  6. So cute! We are going to attempt this bed in a twin size this weekend using Ana's plan. Hope it turns out this great. Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday! :)

  7. Love! Gorgeous and great tutorial! I'd love for you to share this at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at
    It would be a great addition!
    House on the Way

  8. this is incredible. you did a fantastic job. i absolutely love the colour.

  9. We're thinking of tackling making our own headboard / bed frame. This is great inspiration! So beautiful. Found you via Nifty Thrifty Things.

  10. Love the color. This is gorgeous!

  11. What a BEAUTIFUL JOB you did! I am SO loving the color you chose too! That headboard so inspires me!!