Hey girls! So I have been “gettin’ her done” today! I spent most of yesterday playing musical chairs with my kids beds. The result… I was finally ready to tackle this project today. My kids rooms have been at the very, very back of my mind since we moved in a few months ago. I have learned that if I don’t wait until I WANT to do something that it usually ends up looking half done so I have been patiently waiting to get the itch to start theirs. I’m sure it was the blog and the endless amount of projects I could post that finally did it:)

I love these shanty shutters that Ashley found up for me about a month ago. I had 2 sets in the corner of my dining room on the floor and two sets that belonged to my mom out in the garage. I just left them laying around until I WANTED to do something with them… See how that works? When I moved the queen bed from my son’s room to my daughter’s room I was in need of a new headboard. As I was walking through the garage one day and staring at them I finally found their purpose… Here’s how I did it…

~I removed all of the old hardware from the shutters and laid them face down on the ground, side-by-side
~I used a couple of 1×2’s and a 1×4 to brace all of the shutters together. I put a small line of gorilla glue under each piece and then used wood screws and my drill to secure them.

~I flipped the whole piece over and laid it face up. We had some spare crown in our garage so I cut a piece of that, angled at each end and attached it to the top of the shutters using gorilla glue, 2 wood screws and some finishing nails.
~I spray painted the cute scroll pink and let it dry while painting the headboard. I used Olympic Satin in Aloe Vera… love this color!
~After letting it dry I attached the scroll with gorilla glue and a few finishing nails. I then used my block sander on the entire thing. I scraped just about every edge.
~You can guess my next step… Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze… Painted it on and wiped most of it off to give it a perfect aged look
~Final step… I used D-ring hangers on the back of the headboard and anchors and screws on the wall. I want to give props to Cobra Triple Grip anchors… I can’t tell you how many anchors I have used in the past that were cheap and flimsy and left a big mess on my wall… Not these! They are superb!

So… You want to see it in her room??? Me too!! Here it is!! I will be posting this at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday! Go check it out…great stuff there! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/09/welcome-to-34th-metamorphosis-monday.html I will also be posting this at Sanctuary Arts at Home “You Should Have Seen it Before” Party at http://sanctuaryart.blogspot.com/2009/09/you-should-have-seen-it-before.html Lot’s of great stuff…go check it out.

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  1. WOW!!!!! First of all, I love the colors you chose. I also like the little decorative accent you put on top. So cute! 🙂

  2. Oh My Goodness! I thought that was just going to look like a window when I saw the crown moulding…but it really doesn't! The way you finished it with the paint treatment and adding the little detail, it looks so high end! Beautiful colors in your bedding and all of it!

    Great job!

    ~ Pam

  3. Now that's just freaking brilliant! And super fabulous too! I love shutters and this is the perfect headboard. I turned a footboard into a door topper….great minds, right?


  4. this is FABULOUS! I love using shutters/windows/door/stuff you can find at an architectural salvage store around the house… you guys do a great job at repurposing this stuff into beautiful decor! 🙂