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DIY Headboard

Ever since my husband found a whole trailer load of pallets and covered our sun room walls with re-purposed pallet wood, he has been eager to find more “pallet” projects. 

Finishing our sun room built his confidence in wood working. I suppose he doesn’t think it’s as hard as he thought. 

Lucky me!!! Not only did I get a finished sun room, I also got a gardening box! And now he made me a headboard!! 

I guess buying him all those power tools for his birthday and Father’s day really paid off! Lucky him….?

headboard made from pallets

My husband finds all this wood from our local industrial park. Almost every single business has piles of pallets and wood thrown into a corner of their parking lot. He goes and talks to the managers and they tell him he can just take whatever he wants for free! 

zulily Kitchen Sale

He was originally looking for wood to make a work bench. But when he found these beams and wide boards, he decided they would make a nice headboard.

pallet headboard

We have had our King size bed for about 2 1/2 years. For about the last 2 years I’ve been bugging him to make me a headboard. headboard with lights

 We got the lamps from Lowe’s for $4 a piece. They are meant to be outside lights, so they don’t have individual switches. He wired them to a single light switch located in the middle of the bottom beam. Then he wired the light switch up to an extension cord that plugs into the wall. All those wires and stuff are on the back of the headboard. 

The light switch also has a dimmer on it, for…. reading… and…mood lighting… in case, you know… moods happen. 

light switch on headboardking size headboard The rustic looks really goes great with this quilt that my grandmother made years ago! 

headboard from pallets

 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go take a nap.

Anna

P.S. I am completely open to all pallet furniture/project suggestions! 😉  

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Kelly March 23, 2017, 9:20 am
    How hard was it to install the dimmer switch and lighting? I am thinking about starting a similar project to this. It looks awesome!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 1, 2017, 3:56 pm
      It wasn't very difficult at all for my husband but he has done a lot of electrical work and is very comfortable with this sort of thing.
  • DIANA BACKER August 1, 2016, 6:07 pm
    DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC PLANS FOR THIS HEADBOARD?
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 3, 2016, 11:17 am
      No, I'm sorry I don't. The plans would differ depending on the size of your bed. Ours is as wide as a king size bed. You can make it as tall or short as you want.

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