Traditionally rustic reclaimed barn wood headboard

Submitted by suzhansen on Sat, 05/24/2014 - 21:17

I have to admit...I'm an Ana White and Pintrest addict. I was visiting my cousins farm and saw a pile of beautiful old & weathered barn wood. She let me take a big pile home.
I washed and scrubbed the wood with a soft brush to get the years of dirt off. After dried, I layed down all the wood and picked out all the neat character pieces. I freehanded a template of the headboard on butcher paper and traced it on the boards.
I cut the boards and lightly sanded the edges. I brushed on two coats of clear coat. When dried my hunky hubby helped me put it all together with 1x2"s and screws.
We attached it to the bed frame and there ya have it!
A gorgeous traditional-rustic headboard!

Estimated Cost
$10
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
antique fir and cedar
Finish Used
Deft satin clear polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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