My inspiration for this budget carved wood headboard was a long time coming. I have been CRAZY for white, carved headboards since I first caught a glimpse of Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan’s bedroom last year. It is oozing with California cool with its modern, boho style, and my absolute favorite part is the big statement headboard.
After looking at different options for a twin bed or headboard for a little girl’s room for a while, and I stumbled upon an ad for Pottery Barn Dorm featuring Mandala Carved Faux Headboards for $179.00. The headboard hung on the wall, behind the bed, which was pretty cool. Unfortunately, it was more than I hoped to spend for this project, so I went on to other options when it an idea hit me!
- Large white carved-wood wall art
- Staple gun
- Long staples
- Tube of Liquid Nails
- Small white pre-primed boards (1.5-3.5″ work great)
- Flat white spray paint
I found a large white 30″ x 30″ carved wall hanging at Hobby Lobby for the main portion of the headboard. It already had D-ring hangers mounted on the back to make for easy hanging.
Putting it all together for the carved wood headboard
A twin bed is around 40″ wide, so you need to add some length to the main piece on either side to fit the bed, so I bought a 1.5″ and 3.5″ board at Home Depot and had them cut each into two 30″ pieces. You’ll have leftover.
Once I had all the pieces, I started with the four pre-primed boards and sprayed them with two coats of paint on all sides. Once dry, I overlapped the 1.5″ slightly over the 3.5″, and put together with a good squirt of liquid nails and clamped tightly for 24 hours.
It’s tricky to get the boards attached to the main piece. I used liquid nails, but couldn’t get it clamped properly, so I stapled them into place with the staple gun. Be sure to get longer staples to get a better hold. I used a LOT of staples to get is as secure as possible. An electric staple gun would make this a breeze, but my regular old one got the job done.
Now you’re ready to mount your budget carved wood headboard to the wall, which just involves hanging it in place over the bed. Easy peasy! I’d love to see your take if you decide to try this project, so please share on Instagram with #GreySnailMakes.
If you liked this project, please check out my DIY upholstered headboard, too!