Friday, January 11, 2013

our Christmas vacation project

Above, is our bedroom--before. Our iron bed is starting to pull
apart in spots, and it just isn't that comfortable for
sitting up against to read before bedtime.
It was decided a while back, that we would build a new 
headboard over Christmas vacation.
We'd been reading Ana White's new book,
as well as browsing her website
and decided on the Reclaimed Wood Headboard.
A stack of red oak boards salvaged from a lumber mill
scrap pile years ago, seemed perfect for the project.
Mike did the hardest work, cutting, planing and sanding the  boards--minimally, as we wanted to leave them looking a bit rustic.
I used the drill, nail gun, and biscuit cutter,
and we both assembled and glued. 
I stained the headboard with Zar walnut
and waxed it...

The only thing we bought, besides stain, was some hardware
to mount the headboard to our existing bed frame.




We are super happy with the results
and are trying to decide which of Ana's plans
will be next!
I'm thinking the Turned Leg Farmhouse table
and Mike is favoring the Media Towers and Console

30 comments:

  1. I love your new headboard! I would love one like this in my bedroom too. I'm going to have to check out the book to look at the projects more. My husband would enjoy getting into more woodworking projects.

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    1. Thanks Bethany! It's fairly basic construction so it moves along quickly--we had a lot of fun building it...Deb

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  2. What a good feeling to make something like that together! it turned out beautifully!

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  3. It's lovely! I love that you made it together.

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    1. Thanks Debi, it was a fun 'together' project and a good learning experience for me...Deb

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  4. I love the new headboard...but I'm really in love with the big huge roses and the color of your comforter. Lately, all we see is grey on grey, white on white...with only small touches of red or blues...but this is old-fashioned (not outdated) and honest looking! I love it.
    The needle point pillow and the small print pillow slips are perfect too!
    I too have a flowery comfort (for warmth) on our bed...but I love it's old-fashioned feel.
    Y'all did a great job on that head board, and I have an old iron bed and your right!...it isn't comfortable to sit against and read or anything.
    Plus you have the wonderful memory of making it together!
    enjoy, Pat

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    1. Thanks Pat! I made that floral duvet cover years ago--found the Ralph Lauren fabric at Walmart, of all places. Once in a while I change it out in the summer, but it always ends up back again and I will probably keep it around for as long as it lasts :)
      Deb

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  5. Oh my! I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Gorgeous!

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  6. That is awesome! I love the stain and rustic but finished look.

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  7. You two did a beautiful job! Chasity

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  8. That's gorgeous! You guys do excellent work. And that headboard will go with anything too.

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  9. It looks great and really warms up the room. You guys did a great job! Thanks for posting the link on how to make the farmhouse table. That's just what I've been wanting for our dining room.

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  10. You two make a great team! I love this look, and you did such a nice job. My oldest daughter and her husband have been making some of Ana's things, too. They made a headboard, and surrounded a long mirror with wood.

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  12. Your headboard is just beautiful! Great job! :)

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  13. I really love it! You both did an amazing job! I love the brown embroidered pillow, too. It ties it all together! Sweet dreams! xx

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  14. That headboard is absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job.

    God bless.

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  15. Its a wonderful headboard...looks great...blessings

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  16. Looks great, just the inspiration I need to start one of the jobs on my house to do list now that the festive season is well and truely over,

    Blessings

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  17. Beautiful! It looks like a rustic antique. Well done!

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  18. I think it's absolutely gorgeous! And I love that farmhouse table you linked to. Maybe someday!

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  19. that is sooo beautiful! and what's even more is the 2 of you doing it together! How fun!

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  20. You did a beautiful job. Looks like it really warms up the room...blessings...Pam

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  21. I am also a movie blogger and I like your blog too much the colors and themes are really nice.
    Do visit my blog buy woodworking projects

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  22. Looks amazing! I just picked up this book from the library and I am obessed with it. Can't wait to make something. I pretty sure I'll be purchasing this book for myself.

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  23. I love the headboard & the color & your duvet cover & everything else in your bedroom & your blog .xxxxxxxxxxxxx.zohreh

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  24. I took a sneak peak at that book and will have to check out the local library or order on online...really like it, thanks for sharing!

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  25. Happy New Year Debby. I love your headboard. It looks old, well done xox Clarice

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