Mantel Headboard with a Twist

Submitted by Linz on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 18:44

We followed the instructions for the most part. However, we did add 6 inches in height and the center of the headboard was larger. We completed a tufted upholstered insert that we added. It only took us about three days and we are very please with the results.

Only recommendation: After you sand, fill holes and other dents/dings in the wood use wood putty. Sand again. Prime. After priming, more "flaws" can appear. Take the time do fill again with wood putty and a light sanding. It is hard to do when all you want to do is paint...but the time will be worth it in the long run.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Latex Semi-Gloss Paint in Glidden Dove White
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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