Master Bedroom Headboard Transformation

Our master bedroom headboard has been quite a work in progress. It’s taken me nearly a month to complete the central furniture piece. Of course, I was only working on it every other weekend. All in all, I’d say that roughly 40 hours have been invested in this project.

I’ve posted pictures sporadically on Hodgepodge Pilot’s Wife’s Facebook page, but like I said, the progress has been incremental and spread out over a few weeks.

So, I thought it might be interesting to see how the project has evolved since mid-October when I started working on it.

Phase 1: Raw Wood

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Phase 2: First coat of Stain (Minwax’s Dark Walnut)

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Phase 3: Second coat of Stain

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Phase 4: Polyurethane Coat

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Here’s a mashup photo of the entire transformation.

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In my opinion, not too shabby considering this is a completely custom piece of furniture. The end result has far exceeded my expectations. I love the color and even though there are a few imperfections, I’ve grown to love each and every one of them.

Next weekend when I make the trek down south again to the house, the only item that remains on this blogger’s master bedroom headboard agenda is to drill four holes in the posts and attach the headboard to our bed frame. The end isn’t in sight! It’s here! Success is sweet 🙂


8 thoughts on “Master Bedroom Headboard Transformation

    • Thank you Aunt Kathy 🙂 I’m really discovering how much of a passion I have for building! It’s so much fun and lets me tap into my creative side. Can’t wait to tackle more projects!

    • Hey there 🙂 thank you so much! Dark stain is my favorite!! I ended up using an oil based poly which I know can add some yellow undertones, but I felt that it added another layer of depth to the stain. It made it almost warmer! If you’re going for a darker stain, I’d go with an oil based poly to enhance to shade 🙂 if you’re going with a lighter stain, I may go for a water based since the yellow undertone may alter the shade too dramatically.

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