William & Sally's DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard

William & Sally's DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 12, 2011

We're loving this DIY headboard of young and creative couple William and Sally, who recently moved from Austin to Portland. Grabbing inspiration from Portland's Ace Hotel, they've really made a stylish and sturdy project that will set the tone for their entire bedroom.

Sally documented the whole project, every step, on her blog Mrs. Fancy Pants, and though it certainly looks involved, Sally's careful explanations make it sound doable and fun. And they definitely lucked out — they were going to search for reclaimed wood, but then Sally's mom called and offered wood that used to make up the fence from her childhood home in Texarkana, Texas. Love that personal connection!

Mixing the aged wood with stained wood for variety, they created the headboard and added some cute industrial-looking lights. They couldn't find a bed frame that worked for them, so they decided to make that, too! After they finished their building, some accessorizing (Bedding: Restoration Hardware — Belgian Linen Provence Stripe (Prairie & Fog), Pillows: Etsy —dirtsa studio Letter Pillows and Lighting: Hippo Hardware Marconi Perma-Glow Signature 60 Watts) finished the look!

You can find tons more great photos, instructions, materials lists and inspiration for your own project on her blog. (Check out the talented illustration and design work of William, too!)

Images: Sally Bryant

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