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Headboard Solution for my boys’ room

I thought it was time to show you a little more of the house, 
and the boys’ room seemed like the place to show you 
since we’ve been busy finishing up a few projects over the weekend.
We’re actually putting frames on two UGA prints tonight, so I’ll be back tomorrow to show you those.
One will go above each of the boys’ beds, so it’ll add another pop of something in that huge space!
I LOVE the prints because they have a story behind them, and you know I love a good story. 
Andy made their headboards last night, and I wanted to tell you how we made them.
They are a super easy project, and an easy solution to not having a head board.
 (said the wife who didn’t participate at all!)
You need to decide how wide you want your headboard to be.
We bought boards in different widths from Lowe’s and put them side by side. 
Next, we added two support boards to the back of the boards and screwed them in.
This picture might not look it, but our head boards are vertical, 
so those two support boards are actually screwed on horizontally. 
{My picture is taken the wrong way, of course. }
Then, we stained the boards with Early American stain and painted the boards black.
Finally, Andy used his hand sander to lightly distress them.  
When he was finished, he took a rag with just a little stain and rubbed the distressed boards down.
He finished them up by rolling on some polyurethane.
When you’re completely finished with them, 
you’ll need to add two more support boards to the back of the head board 
and then screw them into your wall behind your bed.
**These support boards will go up to the bottom of one of the other supports that you see up above**
We actually had to cut our board, as you can see, to fit around our outlet.

I’ll be back tomorrow to show you the prints that we’re putting above their beds.
I’m more excited to tell you the story behind them!!
 I’ll try to put together a resource list in the post tomorrow, too.
Hope you guys are having a wonderful Monday!

{thankful for}
424. a husband who can do projects.
425. nearly finished rooms.
426. first day back at the gym!!!
427. dinner in the oven.

Katie - Come decorate my house?! :) What a fun boys’ room!

Sheri - very cute! I love your style :)

slip4 - Great headboards! What’s for dinner? I am always curious…

Jackie at Roots and Wings - Hey! They look fantastic! And that support board tip will actually be helpful in hanging Berkley’s new headboard-thanks!
BTW-the ticking panels and pillows look great, too. :)

paige - ya’ll are so darn awesome
i LOVE them!

Rach@In His Hands - Those are fantastic!!

Alicia - looks super cute!!

lizziefitz - Fantastic job on those headboards. I love the finish you hoose ( rustic chic)

Empty Nest Full Life - Great headboards, and looking forward to seeing what else you have added to their space.

Barbara - What a great idea they turned out so cute!

theelizabethhighsmith - magazine worthy!

suzyq - These are absolutely fantastic!!!
Your newest follower – would love to have you come by
and follow back
Hugs,
Suzan
( from way up north – Montreal, Canada )

Traci - These are gorgeous!!! I love the whole look! Did you also make the sign over the chest? I love it!

Lemonade Makin' Mama - How DARLING!!! I Love that little room and can’t wait to see the prints.

:)

Beth Yarbrough - Love them! This is what we’re doing in Tanner’s room when he gets his “big boy bed”..

Jill - Thrilled to have had you stop by and visit me! I have always been a fan of you! And I have to say, I am such a sucker for old pine so that dresser in between your boys beds has me swooning! Luv it!
xo~Jill
forevercottage.blospot.com

Jackie at Roots and Wings - Hey! Like the new blog design! :)

Bonnie Seay - They look incredible, Tara!

LLH Designs - Love it! Pinned it! Now can you just send Andy my way for a day? With YOU alongside him of course. He and JD can make headboards while we rock on the porch! I was just talking about you today…how I hope living closer means we’ll get to meet in person. Can you imagine all we’d have to talk about?!?! xoxo!

Tiffini - LOVE love this! I am with Linsey…send Andy:)
He could be kept very busy with all of us women.

Has Andy thought about painting sports signs? I think
that would go over HUGE!
I know I would love a North Carolina basketball one for Dakota…

I am getting ready to email you;)
I just rented Tyler Perry’s new movie for tonight.
Missing you for some reason. Life is so crazy right now I am wishing
I could run away…lol! although I am really not laughing.
Pray for me…can I pray for you?
xoxo

Cat - I love this so much! I’m pinning it. And, love your new look. Wish I would have known you were in the market for a new blog design b/c I do them! :) xoxo,
cat

tree-shades - Happy to find another DIY-er! Love the headboards!

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