DIY pallet headboards

DIY pallet-style headboards {Heather's Handmade Life}
I recently made a housecall — yes, I do those — to visit a client who wanted help turning a former home office into a cosy guest room.

She had two twin bed frames and I knew immediately I wanted to try building pallet-style headboards — envisioning a mix of deep wood tones to go with the fluffy white comforters we planned to use.

I measured the beds and decided the headboards should be 38 inches wide and 24 inches tall, so they’d fit nicely over the beds without hitting the window trim (or being completely hidden by pillows).

I got started by cutting pieces for a frame and screwing them together. Each headboard got a long 38-inch piece of 2×2 for the top of the frame, two 20-inch pieces of 2×2 for the sides, and a 35-inch piece for the bottom.

DIY pallet-style headboards {Heather's Handmade Life}

Once I had two sturdy rectangles built out of 2x2s, it was time for the fun part: adding the planks!

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