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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Take One Table, Take Two Headboard...

I had this great plan in my head to make a rustic side table using wood and steel pipes.  I'm no stranger to cutting, sanding or staining wood or putting together steel pipes, so I was pretty optimistic that I could pull off this build in a few days.

I headed out to Home Depot to get my supplies then cut, sanded and stained the wood.

If you follow me on Instagram you a may have seen a few progress pictures and me having sudden second thoughts on building the table.  My supplies were costing close to $150 and this table just wasn't turning out how I had envisioned. 

Sometimes, you just have to know when to throw in the towel and realize a project just isn't worth completing, this was definitely one of those times.  Although, I wasn't ready to completely give up on my hard work of cutting staining and sealing the wood.  I quickly realized that the wood was the perfect size to be used as a headboard for my sons room.  I love when a failed project turns into a great one.

I ended up taking one piece of wood and cutting it in half in order to lay out the headboard in a staggered brick pattern.   I connected the wood pieces together using metal strips that I had previously purchased. 

I was originally going to use picture hooks to attach the headboard to the wall, but it wasn't secure enough my my liking.   I did some digging around the house and found a few hooks that worked out much better.   They aren't meant to be used this way, but I figured out if I turned one upside down and screwed it to the back of the headboard and screwed the other one into the wall then they slide right into each other.  

In order for the headboard to come off the wall it needs to be lifted up and slipped out of the hooks.   



I love the rustic feel it brings to the room and how it ties in the with DIY steel pipe shelves I made for his room last year.

  

Click here for more of Owen's room.


12 comments:

  1. This project looks so beautiful! I love those shelves too!

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  2. Love the headboard! I am working on a headboard for my 4 years old's room that has a similar look and I made a shelf sort of like your too. Great minds think alike!

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    1. How cool! Your son probably has a pretty neat room. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. That's similar to the headboard I did for our master bedroom except I did a "frame" around the box springs and attached the headboard to that. You did a great job!

    Rosy
    www.justmyrosylife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Rosy! I just checked out your bed frame and it looks great, much more detailed than mine. Seems like we have the same taste in stain :)

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  4. How great is that! Sometimes I secretly love when my projects don't work out, because then I do some brainstorming and it turns into something so much better! Looks awesome!

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

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    1. Thanks Deb! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has failed projects :)

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  5. I love it! You turned a fail into a win and the headboard and shelves look super cute in your son's room. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thanks so much, Alison! I appreciate you stopping by and hosting your wonderful link party every week.

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  6. What a great looking headboard! Thanks for linking up at On Display Thursday!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

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  7. My husband's quite handy when it comes to making things for the home and you've just given me a great ideas to 'commission' him to do something like this! The wood you've chosen is stunning - deep, rich and chunky. It blends well with the raw metal element of the legs on the coffee table, creating a very avant-garde look.

    Rosemary Bailey @ Wabi Iron & Steel Corp.

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