Pottery Barn Teen Inspired Headboard

Hey hey!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I am back to share the second half of my son’s bed that I built him last week.  Ana put some plans together for me to make this amazing bed, and you can see them HERE!!

For those of you that missed it, you can find my post on the platform bed HERE!

The headboard was even easier than the bed.  I spent under $80 for the headboard and under $150 for the entire bed.  Here are a few pictures of the building process…

I used Gorilla Wood Glue to attach all of my boards.  It was super simple… I just laid them out straight and attached the outside boards with glue and nails.

Here it is right before my molding…

Ana’s plans call for a 3 1/2″ casing for the trim.  I found a ton that I loved at Lowe’s, but they were all primed.  I knew I wanted to stain my bed, so I actually went with a 3 1/2″ base molding.  It gave me the same look, and was also much cheaper… Whoop!

Here is a close up of the trim…

You can see all of the detailed and easy instructions on Ana’s site HERE!

Here it is all finished up…

I love the thickness that the 1×3’s give it on the sides!

A few extra tips…

I don’t consider myself an expert builder at all whatsoever, and I was still able to finish this entire bed in a few hours.  I started after the kids went to bed one night and worked for about 2 hours.  The next day I finished up during nap time.  Because I used a fast drying stain I had the bed in his room and done in less than 24 hours.  It really is easy and fun to make.

I used 3″ drywall screws to attach my headboard to the bed.

I hope this is helpful!  My son loves it and I am excited to share another wall art project I added to the room tomorrow!

Make sure to go check out Ana’s plans of the headboard HERE and if you missed the platform bed you can find it HERE!

Have a great week and we will be back tomorrow!


  1. Laura Gaudin on December 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Is it possible to get the dimensions to make a queen size bed? Our son is 18 and a twin size bed just wasn’t cutting it for him anymore. We got him a queen sized bed a few months ago and need a head board for him.
    Thanks so much!
    Laura Gaudin

  2. Pam on August 22, 2018 at 10:29 am

    I love the wall hanging with the clothespin pictures. Do you have this on your site somewhere?

  3. Jason Smith on November 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Were do you get your lumber? We have a Lowe’s but I cant find 2 x 2’s anywhere.

  4. Jaymee H on March 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I LOVE this bed! I am going to build it for my son-it’ll be his big boy bed. 🙂 I was wondering what color of paint you used on the walls. I love the room and want to do it for my son as well. Thanks! 🙂

  5. Lisa on January 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

    The link for the bed plans doesn’t work – actually, it’s not linked to anything. Help!!

  6. [email protected] on January 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    LOVE your blog! I found you through Ana White and I’m so excited that I did!
    Thanks for the inspiration! Following you on Twiiter, FB and blog now 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on January 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Awesome Liz!! Glad to have you here!! 🙂

  7. megan on January 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Way to go! That’s a beautiful bed.

  8. nancy on January 24, 2012 at 5:50 am

    WOW!! How beautiful is this! You only used glue and nails? I really, really want to start making furniture, just too intimidated! Keep these projects comin’, I need the motivation to ‘just do it’!

  9. Lisa @ Creative Raisins on January 24, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Wow this is fantastic, I love the finish on it too. Ana is amazing too.

  10. Reuben on January 24, 2012 at 4:34 am

    It looks beautiful! Good work.

  11. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. on January 24, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Wow, that is one amazing bed!

  12. Serena on January 24, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Beautiful! Would you mind sharing where you got the bedding from?

    • Shanty2Chic on January 24, 2012 at 3:02 am

      Ironically I got it from Pottery Barn Teen 🙂

  13. Ana white on January 24, 2012 at 12:11 am

    So beautiful and I still can’t believe you made this bed – the bed, not just the bedding hehe – in all of a day! Thank you for sharing your awesomeness! Ana

    • Shanty2Chic on January 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

      Thanks so much Ana! 🙂

  14. Aaron on January 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    What stain is that? It looks home made or a mix.

    • Shanty2Chic on January 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

      It is Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut. You can get it at Lowe’s. Thanks!

  15. Jill Flory on January 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Very Very nice! I love that look for a boys room. Great Job!

  16. Jared on January 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    What kind of stain did you use? It looks great!!!!

    • Shanty2Chic on January 24, 2012 at 1:21 am

      It is Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut. You can get it at Lowe’s 🙂

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