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Friday, November 12

West Elm Inspired Headboard for $17!!


Whoooo--Who!! I am so excited about this blog that I am about to explode.  This headboard that I have built with the help of my lovely hubby is pure awesome.  West Elm actually has this bed retailed at $249.00.  Seeeee....

                      I originally fell in love with the daybed and then the headboard.  Well Ana over at who is super super awesome.  She gives free furniture plans!!! Can't beat that. 

Well one day I ventured over to her site and she had the plans for it.  Gotta love her.  No down to the nitty gritty... The materials cost me only a whopping $17.00.  West Elm has this headboard in 2 colors black/brown and white.  I choose to paint mine in white.

For detailed illustrations and instructions click here.

The  materials needed are:    my price
4 1x2 8ft length                        $1.12
1 2x4 8ft length                       $1.97
4 2x2 8ft length                      $1.37
Mini Kreg Jig and screws                                  
(used to but holes in the wood to connect the wood to each other)

If you don't have a mini Kreg jig they only cost $20 bucks.. or if your pretty good with building you maybe able to connect the joints with something else.

I went to my local Home Depot here in Chattanooga and purchased the wood.  Although, I do have the tools needed to cut them I'm still not quite ready to cut 43 pieces of wood.  Yeah I said...  Justin, Scott and the new guy helped me..  Yeah you guys.... Thanks a million. 

So I followed the plan pretty much to the T...  
1. Cut your wood to specified lengths.
 Cut list:
  • 2 – 2×2 @ 58 3/4″ (Horizontal Frame)
  • 2 – 2×2 @ 52″ (Legs – you can make the legs longer or shorter for the look you are going for)
  • 1 – 2×4 @ 58 3/4″ (Frame Support)
  • 8 – 1×2 @ 12 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
  • 4 – 1×2 @ 13″ (Overlapping Squares)
  • 2 – 1×2 @ 20 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
  • 8 – 1×2 @ 6 1/2″ (Overlapping Squares)
  • 12 – 1×2 @ 5 1/2″ (Overlapping Squares)
  • 4 – 1×2 @ 6 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
2. Drill all pocket holes with the Kreg jig (it's very easy if you do all of the holes first)

 3. Once you have completed step 2 all you have to do its attach each piece of wood.

 (Tip:  it's easy to do but it does takes time.  I recommend that you have an extra pair of hands.)
4.  The final step is to paint it and attach it to the bed.  I had left over white paint!  Whooo-who!!
For detailed illustrations and instructions click here.
So what do you think?



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