DIY Headboard {Remodelaholic Inspired!}

Well, I was browsing one of my FAVORITE DIY blogs Remodelaholic and found that I was having the same issue with wanting a new/cute headboard! I couldn’t find anything I loved that wouldn’t blow my budget! Remodelaholic to the rescue! I used her headboard tutorial for the most part. She used cabinet doors and I used an old window shutter so I, meaning my sweet hubby, had to make a few adjustments. I was excited to test my limits with the power tools and I had so much fun with this! I love it in my bedroom! It just adds the pop of color I needed (I used Krylon Cherry Red), since we are renting and I can’t really paint my walls 🙁

We started with this shutter that I bought from ReStore for $5!
Building the frame
My sweet hubby, Craig, helping me make some cuts!

Everything all put together

I used Krylon Cherry Red (I love Krylon spray paint!)
After the first couple coats of paint

close-up of the shutter

The final product!

I love the red on the white wall since the landlords don’t want us to paint…
I also have a gorgeous mirror that I will be hanging above the bed soon.

(My pillows look a little sad and droopy! Time for new fluffier pillows!)

What do you think??


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    July 29, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Woweeeee! You did an awesome job! I’m always afraid of bright color, but this looks awesome against the white background! Your bedding is gorgeous too! I can’t believe you made an old shutter into a fantastic headboard! So creative!

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    July 30, 2010 at 2:00 am

    wow! Hopped over from remodelaholic. I love the way this headboard looks! You did a great job.


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    Pine Tree Home
    July 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    So creative. I have an old shutter just hanging out, great idea. How’d you get such a smooth finish with the spray paint?

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    July 30, 2010 at 12:06 am

    what a clever idea!!!!

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    July 30, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Saw your headboard on Remodelaholic and had to come compliment you on your work. It is stunning!

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    Life in Rehab
    July 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I saw you on Remodelaholic, and that makeover is a purely stunning!

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    Classy Clutter
    July 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    THANK YOU ladies for the sweet comments! You are all so nice!!! 🙂

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    Classy Clutter
    July 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Pine Tree Home –

    I was very nervous about using spray paint. My dresser (my first post) was my first time using spray paint on furniture and really there is no easier way to paint furniture! I learned how here… http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2010/04/painting-furniture-101.html

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    July 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I love this headboard – maybe you would honor with a tutorial on how to make it. Awesome job!!!!

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    Michelle (Three Men and a Lady)
    August 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I love when people take something and re-invent it not for it’s intended use. Looks fantastic. Great creativity!

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    Iheartnaptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes
    August 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    ohh I LOVE this!! great job!!! IT’s sooo cute!! Btw we have the same bed spread. 🙂 I love it!

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    Ann @ makethebestofthings
    August 5, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Love this! Not only is it budget wise, it looks so good and the color with your bed linens is perfect. So very clever and resourceful of you.

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    August 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Fabulous! The “how-to” instructions are terrific!! Love the red paint color you chose. You have created a treasure to be enjoyed for many, many years! Thanks for sharing!

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    August 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Wow that is great! Who would have thought. Love it.

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    September 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    That is gorgeous! I love the color!!

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    Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor
    September 12, 2010 at 3:17 am

    I love your headboard, very cute! The color is great. Please stop over to my blog on Sunday for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share this project with my followers.


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    October 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

    what a great idea!

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    October 9, 2010 at 12:36 am

    This looks Great!!!

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    March 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    You’ve been featured today at Sweet Peas and Bumblebees for our Fabulous Friday Finds. Your project is amazing!!!


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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    April 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    fabulous! the frame around it is great!

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    January 2, 2012 at 4:54 am

    That turned out great! LOVE the color!!

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