Children's bedroom sets can come with hefty price tags, which is why Eric Stromer came up with a way to make a headboard from just $75 worth of materials. This is both a creative and cost-effective way to furnishing your child's bedroom, and will only take a few hours to complete.
Take a piece of 1"x4' that's cut to the with of a single bed and attach it to the headboard with glue and then nails.
Rotate the piece to put the sides on.
Turn the headboard around and place your trim on. Line up one corner first to make them perfect.
Trace the half moon stencil and cut out with a jig saw. Drill holes in the headboard to make stars. Sand any rough spots down.
Paint the headboard as you'd like. Install the night light and then place the headboard over it.
Items You'll Need
- 1/2-inch birch plywood cut to headboard size
- 3 pieces of 1"x4' stock
- 4 pieces of trim
- Half moon stencil
- Night light