DIY Headboard From Nursery To College

My daughter just moved back to college last week. This is her first apartment and I'm so happy for her!
Daughter's first apt.
Aren't they nice? About a week before moving, she got bit....Bit by the DIY bug!

She had a bunch of projects to do, and all of them had to be done in one week!

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I'm going to start with her new headboard.

Well, it's new to her... We picked it up off of Craigslist with a box spring and frame for $35!! What a steal! But the spindles kinda reminded us of a baby crib.
Baby Crib Spindles
Our daughter wanted it to have a solid back, because she spends a lot of time sitting in bed studying.

So, Hubs got to work cutting the spindles off.
Cut spindles out of headboard
Easy enough. We happen to have a piece of wood that would work for that space.
Forming solid back to headboard
Hubs wasn't sure how to attach it.

Then I showed him the awesome little Kreg Jig tool I received at Haven, the blogging conference I went to.
Using Kreg Jig
It's really cool, and it worked perfect to connect the two pieces together. Plus it is so sturdy!

Next, I touched it up with some wood putty and sanded it.
Headboard sanded and ready for paint
Ok, here is where my daughter took over and completed the rest of the project.

First she spray painted the wood board an off-white. Then the fun part! She used this tape Chevron Frog Tape, I also received at Haven.
Frog Tape
She jumped in and started taping.
Using Chevron Frog Tape
She did 4 chevron stripes. Then she painted the off-white once more to help seal the edges.

She decided to paint the headboard a nice medium gray.
Spray painting DIY Headboard
She is a painting maniac!!

Of course, we used my favorite Rustoleum Spray Paint, and she LOVED the Rustoleum Paint Sprayer Comfort GripShe said it made it so much more comfortable to spray.

Now for the final look!
DIY Chevron Headboard
Awww... now that doesn't look like a baby crib at all.

Of course that was a quick throw together, because we left before she was totally settled in.

I'll be sharing even more of her projects this week. 

This was only 1 of the many projects she worked on. I think she's pretty happy with how it turned out.

Well, this momma thinks she did an awesome job!!
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