God told me to "tend the field I've been given."
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My New $5 Headboard!

On a recent trip to a "big box" home improvement store, I got inspired. I have been wanting an inexpensive solution for our lack of a headboard. I've considered painting, looked at buying a conventional headboard (not happening at this point), and even looked at some wall decals. I never decided on anything and so our bed just sat pushed against the bare wall. But I digress...back to the inspiration.

I have seen pictures of headboards made from various non-traditional materials, like doors and picket fences. I decided to look at small garden fences to see if I could make something work. I ended up scoring a 10ft section of brown metal fencing for $7 and some change. With some snipping and some nails from my increasingly handy husband, our formerly bare wall now looks like this:

I know this is a simple solution, but for <$5 you can't beat it! (We had 3 sections of the fence left) I am very pleased with it. The wall still looks a little blank, but I also got this paint to do some stripes for an accent wall. 

Martha Stewart's "Love-In-A-Mist"

I'm quite happy with how it turned out...and I look forward to continuing our frugal home improvements in our simple, country home!


  1. I love your new headboard! It's simple yet says so much if that makes sense, lol. And the painted stripes are going to look awesome =)

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