Thanks for stopping by the cottage today! I hope everyone is having a great day. I wanted to share with you all details from my recent Master Bedroom Makeover, in particular, how I made this cute DIY Shiplap Headboard…
Now, the bedroom is still not totally finished, so bear with me…I will continue to post updates as I finish them, but lets face it, with the kids home all summer, its hard to get ANYTHING done!!
So, the Shiplap Headboard was super easy to build, in fact, my kids and I built in in a day while my husband was gone on a long fishing trip!! (We were so proud of ourselves)
First, I purchased several boards of “White Wood” from Home Depot…I needed 7 foot boards for the shiplap part (so I purchased 8′ boards and had my buddies in the hardware section cut them to 7′ for me) and I also needed a couple of 6 foot boards for the sides and middle vertical boards.
I also purchased a thinner board which became my little “shelf” along the top. I got home and sanded all the edges of the wood, then laid it out on a blanket in the garage how I wanted it to look- I wound up forgoing the center rail (relocated it to the back) to give it a cleaner look.
Next, it was time to paint the headboard- my daughter wanted to help with that part. Once again, we were going for a rustic, casual look, so one coat allowed the wood grain and knots to show through a bit, almost like a “white washed” finish!
Then I had a little help getting it set up in the room (I plan on securing it to the wall with “l” brackets) but I just love how it looks! So light, bright and cottagey- just what I wanted. I was lucky to have dark khaki walls in there, so it contrasts nicely.
Now that the bedroom looks more “beachy and neutral”, it flows better with the rest of our house and I look forward to updating it seasonally as well!