Thursday, August 12, 2010

Elegant (plywood) Headboard

What can you make with a sheet of plywood, a can of black spray paint, a few scraps of pine, and a jigsaw?   Just about anything ...But, I've made a headboard for my master.  I've lugged this one around with me for years and I've loved it almost to death.  I may be changing it soon so I thought I'd post some pictures before I do something different.  I love it, really, what's not to love, just ready for a change...











  1. Draw the pattern out on a large piece of paper by folding it in half and cutting a little away at the time until you get the shape you want.  I used a good piece of 3/4'' plywood that was finished on one side and turned long ways. 
  2. Spray paint it black. 
  3. Hand paint your design.  

Can't paint?  No problem.  Why not use a framed print you like, cut it out in a similar shape as mine, and decoupage it onto the headboard?

    4.  Cut the scrolls out of pine with a jigsaw, paint them red, and apply gold leaf.
    5.  Antique the entire headboard with a brown glaze.
    6.  Hang the headboard on the wall using a cleat made out of a 2x4.

Easier than you thought -- yes?

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64 comments:

  1. Lindy, you are amazing!! I can't wait to get to my new house so I can start trying out all your projects. I LOVE this one!

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  2. Those lamps rock! This headboard idea will surely be on my to-do list. =)

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  3. This is so beautiful. I saw it right away at Favorite Things and had to comment.

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  4. That is fantastic. I love it. I am sure it is way harder than you make it sound. I can not draw and can't use power tools either.

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  5. The headboard is absolutely gorgeous! It looks like a very expensive piece. I can't imagine tackling this project but your results are wonderful.

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  6. That is beautiful. A true work of art. Looks like something you would find in a high end shop. ~~Sherry~~

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  7. I am stopping by from Furniture Feature Friday! I love how you did this! It looks so expensive!

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  8. What an amazing job!!!!
    I would have never believed that this was done with such simple supplies. It looks simply stunning. I stopped by and fell in love with your blog....so much so that I've become a follower!!

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  9. Absolutely Beautiful!
    I can sure understand your need for change, happens to me ALL the time!
    You did wonderful job on this headboard!

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  10. Oh, my goodness....
    This is just beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  11. OMG, I LOVE this... You have fantastic ideas and talent. I've joined to follow you, I would LOVE for you to visit me and "follow"...
    Donna

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  12. Wow, I can see how you have fallen in love with it! It is just stunning! Maybe you can just use the backside for a new look and then you can keep your beautiful original in tack. Came over from Mustard Seeds.

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  13. it is beautiful , i always wanted one that looked like that. Ones i have seen are very expensive.. I love it. mishelle

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  14. Wow nice work I love it so elegant!

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  15. Wow! I think it's beautiful.

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  16. That's gorgeous! And you're tired of it? I'd be happy to take it off your hands. ; )

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  17. That is amazing, thanks for sharing!
    machelle

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  18. What a beautiful headboard! I love your stories, I went to the chicken post because I am a chicken nut, also! I became a follower.

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  19. Wow! To think I paid $200 dollars for something similar at an auction. You are talented!

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  20. I love the bird that is amazing..

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  21. Gorgeous! I'd take that with me everywhere too!

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  22. How clever and chic! Lovely headboard project and it looks like an expensive antique. Great job!

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  23. Wow, Lindy -- that is amazing! You did SUCH a great job! And great tips for those of us who can't draw. :) Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  24. I LOVE the headboard!! So cute! LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!!LOVE IT!!!!

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  25. Lindy,

    Tis is my first visit to your lovely blog via The Inspired Room but I will be returning! The headboard you created is beautiful. It's no wonder it's been the focal point of your room, lugged around for years and loved to death. Thank you for sharing how to create our own masterpieces.

    Deborah

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  26. It is stunning. You did a wonderful job and certainly have great vision.

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  27. I just love this look! It's beautiful! I'm loving your blog and I'm happy to be your newest follower! I'd like to invite you to my link party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! Hope to see you there! Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

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  28. Wow!! that is an amazing transformation, just beautiful!! you're quite the artisit:)
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com
    Come by andcheck out my blog for a fun giveaway going on right now!
    http://justsewsassy.com/2010/08/10/tuesday-tutorial-anthro-inspired-headband/

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  29. Oh my gosh! That is beautiful! You must have so much patience. The artwork is lovely! Amazing job!

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  30. Fabulous!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  31. This is such a great project!! It's beautiful and so creative!!

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  32. It is gorgeous, you are so creative!

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  33. That's the best looking piece of plywood that I've ever seen! I cut a black bear for my Smoky Mountain Cabbage.I used leftovers because I never throw anything out LOL! I've made hedboards too, but nothing this fancy. Great work!
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  34. Me again! I've been looking at more of your blog and am now a follower!
    Lots of great ideas, thanks.
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  36. No, it's not easy -YOU HAVE TALENT!

    I tried making something like it years ago and it was instant Magic Kingdom - I couldn't abandon it fast enough... but yours is classy. Well done.

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  37. Lovely :-) I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to visit.

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  38. Wow, that is incredible! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  39. I love birds, and this is terrific. I seriously thought it was fabric!

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  40. such a sweet headboard!

    i am happy to be a new follower!

    fiona

    http://fionadesigns.blogspot.com/

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  41. Plywood? Seriously? Awesome!

    xo -Elizabeth

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  42. I cannot even believe that was made out of plywood. Your headboard is absolutely awesome!!

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  43. Your headboard is awesome! It looks so expensive. Very classy and elegant. I'm a new follower too.

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  44. Hi Lindy,
    Wow- this headboard is fantastic! Did you do your own woodworking? (I am guessing yes?). The handpainted bird is beautiful as well- you are really talented. I'd love to have one of these for my daughter- maybe I'll get my husband to break out his jigsaw...;) Thank you for linking up and have a wonderful weekend:)

    Memories by Christine scrapbooking
    http://mbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
    link up your craft each Thursday!

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  45. Well, you are obviously brilliant as well as artistic! I love this headboard too! I'll be back to visit your blog often. laurie

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  46. Wow, that is a gorgeous headboard! You did an amazing job! Thank you for sharing your talent and providing the How To's. I look forward to following and checking out your older posts as well.

    Blessings,
    Missy

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  47. SIMPLY MAGICAL! verbenacottage

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  48. That is beautiful, you would never know it was plywood. Loving the bird also.

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  49. I am going out to buy a jig saw. Right. Now.

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  50. Girl, you got serious talents. I hope I see your fresh idea for it. I bet it has put many smiles on your face. I'm thinking that you have metal file cabinets under that pretty fabric on the night stands. Girl, you rock it!!

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  51. that looks like a beautiful hand painted antique! i just love the power of paint! you are extremely talented!

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  52. Seriously...you made that. I am in awe. It is gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to tickled pink.

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  53. Will you just come over to my house and do iT ??????????????? Paint My Bed?????????

    I just love that bed painted like that.

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  54. Wow! Pine and plywood, that is awesome :0) Can't wait to see what you come up with for your new headboard since this one is so great!

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  55. Wow, this is absolutely stunning. I am in awe. Love, love, love it. You did an unbelievable job, and your painting skills are fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  56. I LOVE this project! Nice work! I think I need to buy a jigsaw now! Do you have a button? I'm not seeing one. If you need one made, contact me.
    ~Kelly

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  57. Very Interesting!
    Thank You!

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  60. I L O V E this headboard! I am drooling on my keyboard. Don't change a thing about it. Terry

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