If your bed is a featureless foundation there’s no reason to give up on a stylish look. Instead, create a statement-making headboard with wood veneer in just a few hours and for less than you’d pay for a haircut.
Create a woven or plaid pattern (loving the plaid trend right now!) using wood veneer that comes on a roll from any hardware store. Staple the weave to a frame built simply from art canvas stretchers. (All you do is notch ‘em together! No nails, no glue!)
Show off bold wall color by layering veneer strips to create a peekaboo plaid. Go freeform (like ours), or go classic with a gingham, windowpane check, or tattersall pattern.
What You’ll Need
- 4 large canvas wood stretcher pieces
- 4-inch red oak veneer on a roll
- 2-inch red oak veneer on a roll
- Measuring tape
- Staple gun and staples
Create the headboard framework by notching together the stretcher pieces.
Using scissors, cut varying widths of veneer strips that reach from the top stretcher to the bottom one.
Attach strips vertically, stapling ends to the back of the top and bottom stretchers.
Weave strips horizontally through the vertical ones to create a plaid pattern. (Or simply layer them to create a woven effect.) Staple the ends to the backs of the sides of stretchers.
Attach the headboard to the wall with wood screws.
The simple wood construction of the headboard calls for an all-out splash on colorful and patterned bedding and window treatment.
Accented with fresh fragrant flowers and the gleam of gold, of course.
A fresh new look for your bedroom in an afternoon! Don’t miss our next headboard and check out these clever ideas.
Photography by Chris Hennessey
Produced by Katie Leporte
© Caruth Studio