Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Does anybody else have an incessantly squeaky bed?

Me!  Me!  *waves hand frantically*

That is until I found a way around it.  Yes, you don't have to ask, I found this idea on pinterest.  Haha!

It was mainly my headboard that gave me the most trouble.  My bed frame was old and passed down.  Some of the screws were missing from different places and it'd rattle.  I found this picture on pinterest a couple months ago and was inspired.  A headboard made out of barn wood? How cool!

I was going to do a step-by-step process on how to make this, but after seeing how difficult it was...  Well, I take that back, it's not so much as difficult as it requires a lot of man power.  My daddy and brother, Zach, are super guys, let me tell you.

But I will give you a brief description of how we went about creating my new headboard... First I had to find some barn wood.  My grandparents happened to have some laying around their farm, so I was able to get mine for free.  Which was outstanding!  After we cut it the right length, we went out and bought a big piece of plywood.  I went ahead and painted my plywood black, just in case some of it happened to show through the cracks.  After that, we nailed each piece of barn wood onto the plywood individually, in order to make one big board.  It worked out really nicely, but also ended up weighing a ton.  Hence, the man power.  My dad then nailed two two-by-fours onto the plywood to make legs for support.  He nailed these into my wall, pushed my bed up against it (after my old headboard was removed), and twa-da, I have a new headboard!

Here's the finished product:
I have to admit, the first night it was done, I didn't sleep so well.  I was so afraid it would some how come out of the wall and squish me.  Zachary made the joke that I'd then be "Flat Katie" "Flat Stanley".  Lovely brothers... ;)

But, the nails have done their duty and held fast.  I'm now sleeping peacefully without a rickety headboard.

1 comment:

  1. asdfghjkl! you have the loveliest headboard, lady. I've seen this on Pinterest, but I never seem to have it in my power to try ANYTHING that's DIY. :P

    you rock, Katie. kudos to you.