Our Craigslist Headboard

THE DEXTER HOUSE

A few months back I scoured this headboard on Craigslist. It was $195 and I was in love.  I sent Garrett to pick it up since I was conveniently out of town visiting my sister.  The headboard went straight into our basement for storage since we were still knee deep in the upstairs remodel and I kind of forgot about it.  Well shortly after the floors were painted, Garrett brought the headboard out of storage and set it in our master bedroom.

The Grit and Polish - Master bed 1

It’s probably difficult to get a sense of the scale of this thing, but suffice it to say, it’s massive.  I’m 5′ 7″ and can barely reach the top of the thing.

The Grit and Polish - Master bed 2

Excuse the massive belly – that picture is obviously a bit outdated 😉

The headboard didn’t come with a frame, so we decided to build one.  We had already ordered one of those ‘comes-in-a-box-and-inflates’ mattresses and knew we didn’t want a box spring, so followed the manufacturer’s recommendations for building the frame.  That meant that we ran 2″x6″‘s every 8.5″ so that we didn’t exceed a 3″ gap.  We surrounded the frame with fir 1″x6″ that match the headboard and set it on 2″x2″ fir legs.  We attached the frame to the headboard with metal brackets so that we can separate the headboard from the frame should we ever decide to move this bed.  The thing weighs a ton, but at least it’s really solid.

The Grit and Polish - Master bed 3

I sealed the headboard and the fir 1″x6″s with orange oil, which smells amazing, and that was it. The materials for the frame cost $150, so we’re into the bed for a total of $345. Seems really reasonable for a solidly-built, unique headboard like this one.

The Grit and Polish - Master bed 4

So that’s our Craigslist headboard.  It’s pretty unique and probably not to everyone’s taste, but I’m curious, do you guys like it?

xoxo

-Cathy

p.s. Have you guys seen Chip and Joanna’s farmhouse renovation?  Love these guys!

p.p.s. I’m not really into playing favorites, but yeah, this is probably my favorite kitchen ever!

p.p.p.s. With so much of my time these days spent snuggling baby Brooks, I’ve had plenty of time to keep up on Pinterest.  Here’s my favorite kitchen pin, living room pin (that ceiling! that fireplace!), and recipe pin this week!

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  1. What an amazing CL find! I’ve been obsessed over ornate headboards since I pinned this a while back: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/145944844150840569/, and I’ve drooled over yours since you first posted about it. It looks fantastic with the new frame! Hope you and the new babe are both feeling great.

  2. What an amazing CL find! I’ve been obsessed over ornate headboards since I pinned this a while back: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/145944844150840569/, and I’ve drooled over yours since you first posted about it. It looks fantastic with the new frame! Hope you and the new babe are both feeling great!

  3. absolutely beautiful.

  4. Amazing!!! I love absolutely everything you do and this is no exception!

  5. Cathy,
    I have been a silent reader of your blog for a while now, and I love what you post! Today as I was catching up on my Houzz emails, I found a house with a very similar (awesome!) headboard!!! I think you will like their style! 🙂 http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/54344672?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u1926&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery4

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