I built this out of the scrap wood pile at my local Hardware/Lumber store. I distressed each piece of wood manually. Each board took about an hour if you add up all the time. First distress, then sand/clean, then stain, the sand/clean, then paint, then sand/clean, then polyurethane, then sand/clean. It is a tedious process, but the end result is wonderful. I got my inspiration from some of the barn wood headboards I've seen on this site. I decided why not just go for a "barn" look instead of just using barn wood. So then I figured, I might as well personalize it too with the first letter of my last name. I wanted to give a feel, with the LEDs, that it was always sunny. This project took me a very long time. I didn't do this in one go, but over several months of a little bit at a time. To go along with the authentic old feel, I ordered a bunch of 100 year old nails off the internet. I think that it really seals the deal. I also put the LEDs under the matching bedframe as well. The LED's are setup so that they can be controlled via wireless remote, which I must say, is so cool! I ordered the LEDs, and Plexiglas online. The Plexiglas is probably the most expensive thing on this piece. I wanted to show a picture of the back of the headboard so that you could see the "window" with the LED's. The Plexiglas still has the brown paper on it. I left that on until the last moment. I didn't want to damage it in any way. As you can see, my son also thinks the remote LEDs are awesome!! I made the "barn lights" out galvanized buckets and normal nipple piping that was cleaned, primed and painted farm green. The window frames were made from the brick molding I tore off of my garage when I replaced it with that new "plastic" brick molding. Looks awesome!! All of the paint that was used was bought from many store's mistint sections. I made this bedframe 8 feet tall and wide enough to fit our king size bed. I hope that everyone enjoys this and if you have any questions please feel free to ask me. I will do my best. This is the 3rd project that I have attempted. My first was my workbench, second was the bed frame.
Thanks so much for looking!!!
LEDs were maybe 20-30
Plexiglass was 65
Mistint paints 30-100, I buy mistints when I see them. I don't care the color as long as I don't have it.
Barn lights 20ish