Pottery Barn inspired headboard for under $100

Lately, I've been so inspired to build things.  I used to refurbish a lot of furniture and that was fun but building something, I mean like actually making it from scratch, is a whole new level of fun.  Which brings me to my next project, this headboard.  I originally made a reclaimed pallet headboard for my basement guest bedroom and I really liked it at first...and then I didn't anymore.  I don't know what changed my mind but for some reason I just wasn't feeling it anymore.  Of course my husband, Richard, tried to convince me otherwise (but that never works).

I love all things Ana White and this headboard was no exception.  A very similar version of this headboard sells for almost $900 and I made this one for less than $100! 

The tutorial for this headboard can be found here.

This project only took me about 1 hour to build.  I had Home Depot cut all of the wood for me and came home and assembled everything.  I sanded it, stained it,  and applied a coat of polyurethane and that was pretty much it.  This was, by far, the easiest thing I've ever built and the results are professional grade (and I'm no professional)!

 Ready to be sanded and stained

Ready to be sanded and stained

 Stained and ready for polyurethane

Stained and ready for polyurethane

 All done! Love how it turned out!

All done! Love how it turned out!

 Super sturdy!

Super sturdy!

 Love that wood grain!

Love that wood grain!

I used Minwax Dark Walnut Stain and sealed it with Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane (this stuff is awesome)!

So happy I decided to replace the previous headboard with this one! It turned out awesome! This is a great project for a beginner and an impressive one at that.  So go out and build something!!