// A Cozy Bed

DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard - KaelahBee.com
There are few things I enjoy more than freshly laundered bedding. Especially white bedding! It always makes me feel like I'm in a hotel, ya know?

Mike and I agree on a lot of things, but one thing we don't agree on is the type of bed frame we want. Over the past several years we've had the conversation more times than I care to remember, and it never ends agreement. I love all things white and feminine. He loves low, platform beds and minimalistic lines. We compromised (if you can call it that) in East Nashville with some rustic palettes as the bed frame, just to keep our mattress and box spring off of the floor. Even still, we had yet to agree on a headboard. We didn't have one in East Nashville because our bedroom was mostly windows so we didn't want to block the light, but now that we have a full wall behind our bed we knew it was time to do something. We've tossed around the idea of doing our own tufted headboard, or a simple wooden one. We had a lot of weather scrap lumber laying around so we decided to whip something up just for the time being.
DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard - KaelahBee.com
DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard - KaelahBee.com
Mike built this simple rustic headboard in under 30 minutes earlier this week. It's such an easy project honestly. I wasn't planning on loving it as much as I do, but after an immense amount of support via Instagram I couldn't not love it, ya know? A few people have requested a tutorial on how to build your own, and luckily we have a lot of scrap wood left. Would that be something y'all would be into? If so, I'm sure we could make it happen! I feel like a lot of our woodworking DIYs are sort of hit or miss. Sometimes they can be too involved for anyone to want to tackle, but the great thing about this is all you need is a drill and a saw. Easy peasy! 

Do you have a traditional bed frame and headboard? Or have you DIY'd something yourself?! Toby will be growing out of his bed before too long so I'm constantly on the hunt for bigger and better ideas. Who knows how long our little headboard will last either. The great thing is it cost us exactly ZILCH so I'm not too worried about it haha! I want to do something super fun for Toby though... Hmm!

27 comments:

  1. I would definitely be interested! This is just the kind of thing I like. I'm mostly interested in whether or not you sealed the wood with something. Splinters, ya know?

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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  2. I have a traditional headboard and frame now..but I would LOVE to go the diy route..it adds so much character to the room!

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  3. that cat pillow is amazing! and I totally agree--white bedding is the best. it makes me feel like i'm sleeping in a cloud :) and that headboard is really nice! it's a good balance between masculine and feminine.
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  4. Everything about your bed is amazing! That headboard is to die for and those pillows are too cute! I'd love to see a tutorial on how to make a wooden headboard.

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  5. that cat pillow is amazing. i MUST have it! so cute, as is the headboard - pretty amazing he made that in just 30 minutes!
    xo, cheyenne

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  6. I actually think the headboard looks PERFECT with the white bedding and pink décor. It gives it a rustic, antique-y feel that I LOVE so much.

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  7. We have a really basic bed frame that we got from Target, I think, just to keep the bed off the floor, but I'd love some kind of headboard to add to it. My preference seems to change every other week though, so I'm not sure yet what kind to go with (though I'll bet my boyfriend would be up for something like the one you have here).

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  8. It's actually adorable! With the pinkness going on in there hehehe it's so... woodland whimsical :D I love it! And I'm sure You'll find something for Your little guy :D!

    Loads of love, SJay
    www.sweetswithfreaks.blogspot.com

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  9. If you ever feel the need to paint it, a good dark silver would be beautiful!

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  10. If you ever feel the need to paint your headboard, a nice dark silver would be gorgeous!

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  11. My boyfriend and I are total style opposites, too... it can be frustrating sometimes! I'm hoping to find a way to integrate both of our styles together without it looking disjointed. Fingers crossed!

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  12. Love this! I'd love a tutorial. It looks so pretty with the rustic and white bedding. Beautiful:)

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  14. Love the headboard and absolutely love the kitty pillow, can't wait for the tutorial! Now where can I get the pillow?? =^.^=

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  15. Love the paint colour on your walls. I was looking for the same colour, but couldn't find it anywhere (in the UK), so I opted for a duck egg blue. It's just not the same :-(
    Laura x

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  16. I kinda love this. I wish my boyfriend was at all handy, because although that is simple, it is gorgeous! I have a bookshelf headboard because in the middle of the night I like to stash my remotes and phone and books there so not to clutter my sleep space. I have always wanted one and bought one on amazon that I love!

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  17. You have such great taste m'dear. LOVE this headboard, and your bed looks like a comfy, girly dream!

    <3 Megan
    http://www.garden-variety.net

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  18. I love this and so does my husband. It looks great x

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  19. That headboard is lovely!
    Your bed looks amazing, I love a good looking bed! Haha

    Cat, xo
    whatcatsays.blospot.co.uk

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  20. Absolutely love it. I commented on instagram, but figured I'd leave the link here as well... We made our own with plywood (OSB to be specific) for a more funky modern (dare I say "Urban Outfitters?") style of look... http://myfriendstaci.com/2013/01/11/diy-plywood-headboard/

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  21. oh my god that head board is amazing!! i cant believe he whipped that up in less than 30 minutes- yes please for the tutorial :) And me and my boyfriend have the same problem- i'd have our whole place looking girly if he didn't stand his ground now and then =P

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  22. So cute! I love it. Our head board is straight-up attached to the bed so... no fun there. Oh well. It works. I don't think this is what you had in mind, but just in the spirit of pallets and Toby's head board:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/70298444157439738/

    I thought it was cute!

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  23. that looks so cozy! love the headboard. ps your blog design is so cute!

    kels
    storiesofkel.blogspot.com

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  24. Oooh...it's awesome!! :) I was looking into doing this, too, but it got pretty overwhelming, logistically, without having a vehicle or a yard to work in - ugh! I'm jealous...in a good way. :)

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  25. I adore white bedding! With 2 black & 1 gray critter, it's impossible to keep fresh over here. :( Your bed is definitely nap worthy!

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  26. That cat pillow is so adorable it hurts. XD

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