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Airbnb flight plan: headboards

The bed is really the focal point of any bedroom, so while you might have other pretty or interesting furniture pieces, in my opinion, the bed should still provide the most eye candy in the room. Since we built our own platform beds, we didn’t stop there. We just kept out the power tools and created a couple of headboards. Ours mount directly to the wall and are not attached to the bedframe in any way, so they’re really more like large pieces of art.

The Blue Jean Room got a ranch twist on a picket fence. We picked up the warped and/or discolored fence boards at Lowe’s at a great discount because… who wants warped boards for a real fence? For our purpose they were exactly what we wanted for a rustic feel. We lightly sanded them just to get the loose splinters off and then fastened them to runner boards on the wall. Obviously we were going for the less than perfect look, so we varied the length of the fence boards and varied where the screws went in. Added bonus? We didn’t place any screws above the mid point on the boards, so as the boards have dried/cured they have warped even more at the top. I love the haphazard look of the finished product…

The Mustang Room has a bit more of a barn feel in the headboard. We took a couple sheets of corrugated metal panels (be sure to wear leather work gloves and handle these very carefully…the edges are extremely sharp!) and attached them to runner boards on the wall. Since the edges are sharp, we added 1 x 2 trim all the way around. The trim was not stained or sealed at all, just sanded to make it smooth and prevent any splinters. You can play around with the dimensions…I wanted this one to be a bold statement so it covers a large part of the entire wall…

We’ve all had our favorite headboards…what was the look/style of your fave?

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