They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In my case, it would be when life gives you scraps and leftovers, build something.
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.
I need a headboard--it was one of my 12 project goals for 2015 and so a headboard was born.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.