Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Handmade Headboard

This cottage bedroom was pretty bland. The bed had a metal frame so it didn't need a headboard for support but I wanted to add one for looks. I decided to create something unique that would make a statement in this room.

I bought some pieces of stainable quality pine, 2 wider pieces for the sides and narrower for the center. I cut the pieces and assembled the headboard using wood glue and dowels. I stained everything including several feet of wicker. I drilled holes the thickness of the wicker inside the wall of each section. I added the wicker in a random pattern and voila!

Stay tuned for the complete makeover of this cottage bedroom!


  1. This is beautiful! I have been looking for a headboard to make for our cottage just northeast of Toronto and I think this might be it! Where did you buy the wicker?

    I just found your blog and love it (I'm a realtor too!) I'm now following you and look forward to seeing your next projects.


  2. I love this headboard. I'm from Montreal too.

  3. I love this. We all see the same ole DIY headboards. This is unique. Makes me wonder what else could one do with wicker like this???? Very cool.

  4. Also wondering where you found the wicker!?

  5. cool! Where can I find wicker?