Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Salvaged Wood Headboards: Twin Boys Room

Yesterday I showed you a few headboards I pinned on Pinterest using salvaged wood that I wanted to make for the twins room.  We were able to gather up enough old wood from a pallet and an old fence that our friend was going to throw away. 
(Please note:  be sure to seal up the boards with a non-toxic sealer to prevent off-gassing.  A lot of pallets are treated with insecticide or contain formaldahyde.We used Safecoat Safe Seal to seal up the boards).
Here's a before shot of the boy's nursery as we're pulling everything out of the room.
Complete with semi-naked babies playing with screwdrivers. 
 And here's as shot from the same angle of the new beds and headboards.
And here's a closeup.....
My husband added a push button so the boys can turn the light on/off themselves.  
They love that part!!!

 Here's one of them in the garage, you can see the top ledge/shelf thingy better in this photo.
We bolted the headboard directly to the studs in the wall.
 He's putting his letters on the top shelf.  He loves doing that over and over.
Now he's admiring his work.  Love that kid!
Hope you like our latest project
Linking up at the parties on my side bar....check them out!

Tutorial Coming soon!

~Beth

22 comments:

  1. You are doing a marvelous job on those beds. Enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how much I love those headboards! They add so much character and charm to the room, and you did a fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks Comeca! You always have the nicest things to say!
      ~Beth

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  4. The on/off switch is just the right touch (so to speak)!



    Splash of Desert Red

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    1. They love turning their lights off at bedtime, they still giggle when they do it!
      ~Beth

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  5. Those look wonderful in there! Thanks for the pallet tip too - This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

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    1. Thanks Whitney! I'll be sure to add this to the linky party.
      P.S. Love your blog!
      ~Beth

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  6. These are just fabulous! The lights are perfect, too! Hope they don't play with the buttons all night long, lol!

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    1. Thank you! They do LOVE those buttons!
      Your blog is so cute!
      ~Beth

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  7. I love your headboards and the added light is just perfect. Your pics of your son putting his letters on the shelf and then admiring his work made me smile :) Thanks for sharing! (saw this over at homestories)

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    1. Thanks Jessica! He did that for about 20 minutes and was so serious about it too. Kids are so funny!

      ~Beth

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  8. These headboards are amazing! Love the addition of the lights! What lucky boys! ... Would love to have you share at our Tuesday Be Inspired party!

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon! I'll be linking up, thanks for the invite!

      ~Beth

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  9. love the headboards and the lights. and great job from the handy hubby with the light switches - what a great idea!!
    cheryl xox.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl!
      I'm so glad he thought of the switch, I think it's the boys favorite part!

      ~Beth

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  10. I love these headboards and the wall lanterns--thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Michele! OMG I just saw that you picked mine as a one of your favorites!
      One of my best friends is also a Michele with one "L".

      ~Beth

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  11. Wow, now that is amazing how you made those boards look so functional and beautiful. Wow again, I love this idea, going to pin it for sure. AD2D featured this and I had to come check it out.

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  12. i absolutely LOVE your headboards and lamps! i am making my husband do this same thing for your 2 boys room this weekend. my problem is i can not locate a wall sconce/lamp that looks simular to the ones you used in your boys' room.... can you help me by telling me where you purchased them and/or what name/brand they are???
    thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!
    Kim

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