Making my own headboard has been on my to do list for years, but I never could get my hands on some weathered barn board. I saw this particular design on Pinterest and with all the broken barn boards from our recent shed demo, I had no more excuses. I thought of using another quote, but this one spoke to me and fit so well I didn’t bother to change it.
It just so happened that the door from the old hunting-cabin-turned-shed was still in tact and the perfect dimensions for a headboard. I removed a couple of wooden patches someone had nailed on and wiped it down. I wrote the words on with chalk first and then simply painted over it with some latex paint. I had my demolition king remove the crooked support board down the center. I also wanted to remove the 2×4 along the top as it wasn’t as weathered as the rest of the wood, but it is nailed on with at least ten rusty 4 inch spikes bent down and hammered in. So instead of removing it, I grabbed some quilting charm squares I bought last summer, the last little bit of Mod Podge in the craft cupboard and slapped them on all wabi sabi like. Poppy enjoyed helping me choose the colours and order they would go in. Now I am so happy I was forced to come up with a creative solution because it takes it to the next level of awesome for me. I think it is just begging for a tiny washi tape garland don’t you?
Now, I must run and make some lunch and perhaps some bagels, but I do hope you’re inspired to make your own headboard art!
go gently + be wonderful