Since I'm currently nursing some sort of sickness and I get questions about our headboard all the time, I thought I would tell you about it.
While browsing one day, we came upon this gigantic shutter:
Here's my Mom (hi, Mom), looking all cute and dangerous:
Anyways, considering sleep is so important and decorating is almost as important, Craig's dreams came true. On delivery day, he was so happy.
Based on our measurements of the bed, we bought two interior doors without handle holes from Lowe's for $28 each. We also got a set of bi-fold closet doors for $40. I broke those up into 2 separate doors so I could put one on each end.
Just an FYI, when we previously built our king sized headboard it was around $50 for all materials and paint. Freaking awesome. If you are planning on doing a king or queen sized headboard Habitat Restore should have most of your materials besides paint, and it is much cheaper than big box stores.
1. Craig used a chop saw to cut the moulding for each level.
2. We screwed the shutter and the doors right into the wall studs, piece by piece. We made sure to level them and squeeze them tight together. The screw marks are high up under the moulding and down low behind the bed. There is one or two in the middle that I hid with caulking and paint.
3. Craig nailed in the moulding and finished the edges with caulking, which I later painted.
Craig hates going to Ikea, but they have such awesome prices on textiles and lots of matching items, I just have to stuff him full of meatballs and drag him through.
The bed skirt is from Bed Bath and Beyond, which I typically feel is over priced but with a coupon I'm in.
The lamp was a gift from my parents, but I think they said it was from Home Goods. Home Goods has great lamps, and everything else.
Finally, the 2 silver mirrors were from Kirkland's. They have the BEST deals on mirrors. You should go there, and get their coupon app too. I think these mirrors were like $20 a piece and then I used a coupon.