Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pallet Headboard

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  In my case, it would be when life gives you scraps and leftovers, build something.
pallets, reclaimed wood, fusion mineral paint, headboard, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html

And that is exactly what I did with these pallet pieces.  As I finished up my pallet book (ORDER HERE!!) I had a rather larger pile of the notched 2" x 4" pallet support boards leftover from the pallets I had cut apart.  As I was stacking them up to carry them to the burn pile, I saw the pattern they made when placed with the notched pieces facing each other.  
pallets, wood, bedroom, paint, headboard idea, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
I need a headboard--it was one of my 12 project goals for 2015 and so a headboard was born.
headboard, pallets, fusion mineral paint, reclaimed wood, beyond the picket fence,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
After sanding the boards I placed them in the order I wanted and painted them with Fusion Mineral Paint, using the colors Seaside, Ceramic, Linen, Homestead, and Casement.  I used 20 boards for a king sized bed. 
pallets, fusion mineral paint, beyond the picket fence, bedroom decor, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
I then flipped them over and attached a long board to the bottom of the pieces and a few shorter boards to the top so the headboard would be the same space away from the wall.
pallets, reclaimed wood, headboard, building, wood, decor, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
I also placed a board across the top on the front.  I secured this from the back.  I sanded it.  This wonderful thing with this paint is that it doesn't need a finish--the finish is built in.  And I have really been digging light, natural colored wood lately.  
pallets, headboard, paint, master bedroom, reclaimed wood, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
Four large screws secured it to the wall (screwed into studs).  Brooder lights clamped to the top are great reading lights.  You can find these at Lowes for $10 each.
pallet headboard, bedroom, wood, fusion mineral paint, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
It is a lot of color against the blue wall, but we are moving soon to a white walled house (this is a FUN story for another day) so I wanted a lot of color. I am happy to finally have a headboard and happy that I was able to make something from the pallet leftovers rather than burn them. 

19 comments:

  1. I just love it! And the combination of colors is great!
    I,m gonna check out your book! Congrats!
    Besos

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  2. This is a beauty, I also work with pallets, and made my own headboard, but this on is a bit special.. and different!
    Any chance of posting your book to me in Israel!?!? can't get it in the UK, and it doesn't post to here from the US... I'd LOVE to see it! Sounds like a book for me...
    You are awesome.

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    1. Thanks so much! When the book comes out, I will see if I can figure out how to get one to you.

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  3. Love this! How creative and the colors are awesome!
    Congratulations on your book!

    Sandi

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  4. Oh my lovely, clever, creative friend....this is adorable! And you have a headboard--yay! :)

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    1. Thanks my friend! Kind of has a modern tone to it, but it makes me smile.

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  5. I do love pallets and I usually use the ends for firewood. You've given them a whole new life. Love it.

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    1. Thanks, I usually never use these notched ends so I was happy when I came up with this.

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  6. good eye for a creative - beautiful - cheap headboard. way to keep those creative juices flowing. sharon

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  7. I was just wondering today what those left over pieces could be used for, good work! I really like everything about it, cool pattern and colors! When I first saw it I thought you cut out those shapes! I was happily surprised to find where they came from:)

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    1. Thank you Jen. I want to make a bookshelf with the notched pallet pieces for the sides and back.

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  8. having read too many blogs over the years i usually don't get excited at headboard you know the been there done that syndrome....this headboard stopped me in my old lady tracks i love love it. i love the lights also and as many broken down pallets as i have seen i haven't ever thought of that pattern awesome job awesome use of the old noodle too xx

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    1. Thank you so much monkey--your comment put a smile on my face :)!

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  9. Soooo cleaver and cute Becky!! I LOVE it!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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