I recently refinished a few pieces of bedroom furniture for a client who wants a beachy vibe in her master bedroom (I'll show you what a difference paint can make on those pieces in another post!). She also wanted a shiplap headboard to complete the look. So I built her one.
This was one of those happy projects that was easier than I thought it would be - love those! - and it turned out to be a very do-able DIY project. In fact I was so happy with how this turned out, I think I'll be making a couple of these for our new house.
I used a new (to me) product - Weaber Lumber Weathered Wall Boards (from Home Depot). I priced out raw pine and these actually were less expensive, and they were already white washed!!
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It should be started by lining the ends with a vertical board. Then I just started filling in the center. Be sure to stagger your cuts so the boards look random.
The shiplap look includes nails so I glued and nailed each board right to the plywood.
The process didn't take long at all. I knew I wanted a cap for the top to finish it off. I had a piece of raw pine, but I needed it to match - so I pulled out my trusty General Finishes.
I grabbed Winter White Glaze and a chip brush, and just brushed on a coat. It matched exactly.
Once the glaze was dry I quickly sanded the whole piece with some 220 grit sandpaper. I just wanted to knock down a few rough spots, and make it a little more pleasant to sit up against.
See the top cap matches perfectly! I recommend hanging headboards directly on the wall. My favorite way to do that is with a cleat hanger called a Hangman. They can hold a lot of weight when screwed into the studs of the wall. I installed one of these on the back and now it's ready for it's new beachy bedroom!
See how quick and easy that was?? Imagine it on a navy wall with a pair of sconces on either side!! Love it!
More fun projects coming your way!!