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! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Shutter Headboard Tutorial
Wood Shutters (Remove all the hardware on the shutters if they are still attached.)
Metal paint scraper
Palm sander aka Orbital Sander
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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