Shutter Headboard Tutorial ~ Last year I started searching for the perfect headboard for Emanuelle’s bedroom. After doing a lot of research (searching on the web and looking through magazines), we decided that a shutter headboard would be perfect. Lucky for me, my parents came across a set of shutters at an antique store that they visit regularly. They were perfect to work with, they weren’t damaged at all. I started to work on them right away. This is how they looked when I was finished:
Isn’t the headboard gorgeous? I really love how it turned out. Even though it took me a year to share it with you, one of those projects that got completed, but I hadn’t had a chance to blog about it. OUPS!
Shutter Headboard Tutorial
Wood Shutters (Remove all the hardware on the shutters if they are still attached.)
Paint Remover (I used Super Remover – The Original)
Heavy-duty frame hooks
Step 1: Use paint remover and a spatula to remove the old paint from the shutters. Follow the instructions indicated on the product. Step 2: Once you have removed as much paint as possible, use a sander to sand the shutters until they are nice and smooth.
Step 3: Use wood filler to fill in any holes you wish to fix with the help of a plastic spatula. I kept a few holes to give the headboard a rustic look. Step 4: When the wood filler has dried, use sand paper to smooth it out.
Step 5: Apply at least two coats of paint with a primer in it. I actually applied 3 coats, as you can see 2 coats didn’t cover the green enough.
Use heavy-duty frame hooks to attach the shutters to the wall.
And voilà, you have yourself a shutter headboard.
As you can see we didn’t end up putting pink bedding on her bed. We picked up a white duvet cover at Ikea instead. Now we need to get cracking on her furniture. We’ll be working on them this summer and hopefully I won’t wait a year before sharing it with you.
Do you like how the headboard turned out?
Have a GREAT day!!
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