I feel like most people have already seen this since I’ve been working on it for the last 2 weeks and constantly sharing updates on Facebook and Instagram. It was definitely a process, but totally worth it! So, here’s how it all came about!
I got a new full size bed earlier this year (after graduating from a twin, yay for me!) and my old headboard (which used to be a tall, weathered door) no longer worked. It looked super awkward just standing behind the bed. For a while I’ve been keeping my eyes open for something to transform or an old headboard to upholster. After not finding anything, I just moved on to the idea that I was going to make my own. For the last month or so I thought I would make, upholster and tuft (?) a headboard. I was having a really hard time deciding on what shape, style, color and fabric I would use, and then I realized an upholstered headboard really wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted something fun, unique, and modern, and with a geometric design. So, I searched “geometric headboard” on Pinterest. Enter this awesome geo wood headboard from UO.
I saw it on pinned on Pinterest and instantly fell in love. After pinning it to my own board I followed the link… and found out it was $700! Say what? That was never going to happen… but my heart was set on it, and so I began scheming to build my own!
I’m not going to go into details on this post, I’ll write up another one with more details on measurements, supplies, process, building, staining, taping, and a budget breakdown, you know, all that good stuff. I’ve got a bunch of pictures too, which should help! For now, I’ll just say if you attempt this project, it’s not super challenging, just super time consuming. Even though it took so much time, I kind of enjoyed it, and I really enjoyed the fact that I spent under $70 because all I had to buy was the wood and some screws. Everything else I needed I had on hand! I only have photos to share today, but a lot more details to share later 🙂