Monday, September 23, 2013

Rustic Mantle Headboard

It's an exciting time in the Urban household! After nine years in our home we FINALLY have baseboard trim in our living room and a headboard for the master bedroom! In the words of my almost four year old - "Can I get a woot woot?!?" I truly think that is cause for celebration! 

We're still plugging away at our living room makeover and I'll soon be able to give our bedroom a little facelift which, of course, includes the new headboard. 

I've been dreaming about a mantle headboard for a few years now and our bedroom is finally getting the attention it deserves. We had all the material needed for it so my husband worked on putting one together for us. I have to clean it up a little and seal it and then it will be all ready to be put into place!!!!

I wanted chippy. I wanted rustic. I wanted imperfections and character. 

I'm pleased to say I got it all!!

I dug that porch post out of a trash pile in the woods at my parents house (Nate cut it in half). It's been sitting in our garage for a year waiting for inspiration. My initial thought was to make a lamp or two, but I'm so glad I waited for the perfect idea to come along!

 Even after years of sitting in the woods, I love that there is still a bit of white chippy paint left.

 Fence boards

 Barn wood across the top

 The 4 x 4's will be used to attach the mantle to the bed frame. 

A full reveal of our bedroom will be coming soon as well as an update on our living room. Things are coming along and I couldn't be more excited to be crossing things off our mile long home improvement list! It feels good!! 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


  1. That certainly has a lot of character--can't wait to see your bedroom!

  2. Well done! Looks great! Looking forward to a peep of your progress.

  3. Your mantel will make a fabulous headboard! It's the imperfections that make it awesome!
    Mary Alice

  4. Oh my...can't wait to see the "reveal"...I know I'm gonna LOVE it :) Laurel

  5. Looks great! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers.

  6. Cannot wait to see the mantel headboard. I love its chippy patina.

  7. So excited to see how it all comes together. Looks fantastic!

  8. Awesome recycle! Pinned:) I posted scrappy note board to Knick of Time:)

  9. Is it ok to say freaking awesome on your blog?

  10. This is such a creative idea. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. I can tell it is going to be fab! the quality of the wood looks so great!

  12. oh my gosh, this is fabulous!!! love it!


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