Monday, October 1, 2012

DIY Farmhouse Headboard

Sharing how I built this farmhouse headboard.

diy farmhouse headboard

A vintage looking yellow queen size Farmhouse headboard:

diy farmhouse headboard


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

diy farmhouse headboard

diy farmhouse headboard

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:

The Handbuilt Home book by Ana White

Then you can build this:

diy painted farmhouse headboard

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

yellow painted sliding barn door

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


benjamin moore lemon paint

Then distressed and stained it for a vintage yellow look:

diy painted and stained farmhouse headboard

diy painted and stained farmhouse headboard

diy painted and stained farmhouse headboard

Here's how I built the Farmhouse headboard:

1. Cut wood as per Ana's plans.

2. Make main panel:

how to build a farmhouse headboard

2. Add the trim, legs and top pieces.

how to build a farmhouse headboard

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

how to build a farmhouse headboard


painting a farmhouse headboard yellow

5. Sand to distress then stain Minwax Early American:

staining a farmhouse headboard

6. Seal with clear finishing paste wax.

rustic looking farmhouse headboard

14 comments:

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

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  2. Beautiful Jaime and I love the sunshiney yellow!

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  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

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  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!

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

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  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! :)

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

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

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

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  10. Love the color. This is gorgeous!

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

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