Eye Spied the cutest kids monogrammed headboards recently!
One of my best friends has twins! That means double the fun and the furniture! She is a do-it-yourself kind of girl just like me so when it was time to trade in their convertible cribs for ‘Big Girl’ beds she came up with a vision and a master plan!
It’s not easy to find two of the same headboard! BUT IT’S POSSIBLE! Her sister found two matching bed sets on Craigslist which included (2) headboards and frames. Amazing! To her surprise, the pick up location was at a local animal hospital (cue in the sound of crickets)! They quickly reassured her the pieces along with many others had been donated by neighborhood locals as a fundraiser for the hospital. Whew!
I have to say…she out did herself! The refurbished headboards look like they came off the showroom floor and they were done for the low low price of…..
- 2 Bed Sets: Matching headboard and frame – $50 (You read correct, they were $25 per set!)
- Paint: Primer, white paint & chocolate sample paint – FREE (recycled from another home project)
- 2 Letter Initials & plaque from Michaels – $7 total
- Paintbrush/Roller – $10 for set
- Wood glue – $3
- Sandpaper – $5
Step One: Wipe down/Sand Headboards & Frames
My friend went over the front of each headboard & frame area lightly with sandpaper to smooth over the surface. Once complete she wiped it down with a damp cloth to remove dust/dirt particles.
Step Two: Prime Headboards & Frames
Once the girls were sleep, she primed each headboard & frame and let them dry over night.
Step Three: Paint Headboards & Frames
She used a paintbrush to apply 2 coats of white paint over all four pieces.
Step Four: Paint Monogram Letters & Plaque (2 coats)
In between coats, she took the two plain wooden letters from Michaels and painted the front of them with two coats of Chocolate sample paint from Home Depot. She then painted the front of the plain wooden plaques with two coats of the same white paint used for the headboards. Once complete, she allowed all pieces to dry over night.
(TIP: When paining small items use an 8oz sample size paint. You can purchase sample paint in any color at your local paint store for about $3 rather than spend money on a full gallon or pint.)
Step Five: Assemble Monogram letters to plaques
The next morning, when the letters and plaques were fully dry, she applied ample wood glue to the back of each letter and applied them to the center of the plaques which were lying on a flat surface. Allow to dry for several hours.
Step Six: Assemble Monogrammed Plaques
Once you are sure letters are secured to the plaque, apply ample wood glue to the back of the plaque (which should not be painted) and apply to the center of your headboard. The headboard should be off the frame and laid flat on the floor for this step to allow the plaque to stay in position and dry correctly. Again, allow the plaques to dry over night for best results.
Step Seven: Assemble Beds
All the pieces should be dry at this point. Assemble the Headboard to the frame with the appropriate tools and hardware.
Remember, this was the before…
…And this is After!!!
In a matter of days, she had what looked like two brand new headboards for her twin toddlers.
And her total price…only $67! Now that’s a bargain!