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Last night {the operative word being *night*…that’s why the lighting in some of the following pictures isn’t the greatest} Handy Hubby was kind enough to hang the DIY ‘love’ headboard.  Yep. It’s only taken us 6 weeks to finally get it on the wall.  Handy Hubby used these flush mount hangers from ACE Hardware to mount the headboard.  {They’re the same ones he used to hang our boys’ drop cloth headboards.}

He screwed 2 hangers into the back of the headboard.

And he screwed 2 into the wall.

Here he demonstrates how they fit together.  Basically, they slide into one another for a nice, flush mount.

And here’s the headboard/wall art in place when it was all said and done.

This morning I got a chance to wash/make the bed, dust and vacuum after all the sanding, drilling and spackling that’s been going on in there.  Here are some better truer-to-real-life shots of the Love Bed.  Did I mention I now refer to our bed as the Love Bed?  Silly me.

The next shot includes a snippet of the fandelier.

While Handy Hubby was on a hanging roll, I got him to hang the new mirror between the windows too.  Since he already had his tools out and all.  {He’s awesome.}  Remember this mirror?

Here’s its new home.

I love the way the shimmery fandelier reflects in the mirror.  Double the fun.  Once I complete {ahem, start} the chair slipcover, my next task will be dressing the empty bookcases.  Well, they aren’t exactly empty.

Do tools count as accessories?

images:  all Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

136 Comments

12.January.2011

Holy crap! Holy… crap!! That headboard is AMAZING. And I’m really not just staying that because I love your blog. If I saw that in a store, it would make me stop dead in my tracks. And… it’s ORIGINAL!!! I feel like everything is a duplicate of something else that is copied these days. I just stinking ADORE IT!

Seriously sitting here in awe. Nicely done.

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12.January.2011

I so so so love your bedroom!!

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SOOOO gorgeous! The pic of your bed should be in a magazine – you did a great job. And thanks for the tip about the flushmount hangers!

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12.January.2011

LOVE it! I am seriously drooling over that mirror.

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12.January.2011

Wow! Ditto what Tami said! That IS amazing! You will be famous(er!) for this one… Great job!

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12.January.2011

Is it just my eyes or is the paint color in the picture with the headboard on the wall different? What is that paint color? it looks like a deep gray and I really like it! Thanks!

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12.January.2011

me again! so I did some blog research and found out the paint is suitable brown. Does it look tan in the day and gray in the night? or is it just my computer screen? Thank so much!! Working on my master bedroom re-do also and looking for a wall color!

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replied on January 13th, 2011

Shunta – Yes, the wall that the bed is against is a much darker, browner color than the rest of the bedroom walls. I wanted a focal wall. It’s Sherwin Williams Suitable Brown. {The rest of the room is Valspar -Lowe’s- Bonsai.} It never looks tan, so it’s probably just coming off that way because I did have to lighten the photos a little for the blog. It’s a great deep, rich, muddy gray-brown. We get a LOT of natural light in our bedroom, so this dark of a color is easy to pull off. Not sure how it’d do in a room that is already dark naturally. Also, just doing one wall in it makes it not as heavy as if we’d have done it on all the walls. In a room with a lot of light, this color would do great on all the walls.

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replied on December 12th, 2012

i am in love with this room!! what design would you call that blanket?

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replied on December 14th, 2012

It’s a wool throw from IKEA.

13.January.2011

Oh my goodness, this post helps me out so much! Not only do I LOVE everything you’ve done, but you’ve just solved my dilemma of how to hang my headboard without actually having to attach it to the bed frame! I never even thought about flush mount hangers – I had found an old window pane door at a garage sale for $10 and trimmed it down on the ends, painted it, but haven’t been able to figure out how to hang it properly so its been sitting in storage since summer. Thanks Dana!

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Your bedroom looks beautiful!!! I LOVE the Love Bed. And, if you ever decide you don’t want it as a headboard, you can hang it somewhere else. Bonus! I’m also on the hunt for the perfect warm grey, so I might have to swing by SW to pick up a swatch.

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13.January.2011

Looks great! I love how fresh it all looks and the colors are perfect! Looks like it could be in the store Anthropologie on display :)

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replied on January 18th, 2011

Sarah – Would you believe me if I told you I have never been to Anthropologie? It’s true!

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13.January.2011

Love this headboard what a great idea. It looks wonderful!

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13.January.2011

I am loving your bedroom so far! We are house hunting and I want to do our new bedroom in gray and yellow, so I’m taking notes!

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13.January.2011

the headboard, of course, is an absolute stunner! is it strange that I’m also excited about those wall hangers? I’ve never seen those before, and they look like a great option for hanging things over spaces where a picture hanger might not be enough (like over a bed or a kid’s desk)….

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13.January.2011

I LOVE the way the headboard turned out – it looks amazing! I was seriously unsure about that mirror when you showed it before. It’s lovely, but I couldn’t picture it. However, it looks so, SO great there! You have a true vision!

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14.January.2011

The headboard is amazing! I love the color you chose for the “love”. And I love the history of the boards. Great job!

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14.January.2011

Wow! This is awesome! You are so creative!

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Ohhhh …. nice. Very nice. And how much do I love the yellow and gray? That’s what our bedroom is. Well, mostly gray. We’re working on playing up the yellow part. I have a few DIY projects on the to-do list.

I *heart* the headboard. Like others have already said, it is reminiscent of Anthropologie. It could have been featured in Domino (rest in peace.) Kudos!

What I’d really like to know is your source for the paper (wallpaper?) in the bookcases.

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replied on January 15th, 2011

Andrea – I got the wallpaper at a deep discount from Ballard Designs Outlet. See that here….

http://www.housetweaking.com/2010/11/16/how-not-to-hang-wallpaper/

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14.January.2011

I love the blanket at the end of your bed – where is it from?
Thank you for the bedroom inspiration!

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replied on January 15th, 2011

Michelle – The wool blanket is from IKEA. I saw it in their catalog a few months ago and knew it’d be perfect for our bed. It adds a great touch of pattern to our all white bedding.

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This is super cute!! And I love your fandalier! =)

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18.January.2011

I adore this headboard! What a sweet, sweet detail. It is the perfect mix of rustic and glam, especially with the throw pillows! Amazing job:)

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19.January.2011

Just came across this post TODAY. My husband is in the middle of making a headboard for me and yours turned out GREAT! Just posted about it here: http://fiveoeight.com/sometimes-i-feel-like-people-can-read-my-thoughts/

Really fabulous job :)

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20.January.2011

I MIUST know where that light fixture is from…AWESOMEness. Love your space!

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replied on January 22nd, 2011

Candi – I got the chandelier {lighting kit excluded} online from Cost Plus World Market. Not sure if it’s still available.

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20.January.2011

visitng for the 1st time – so lovely!! you’ve got wonderful style! look forward to future posts!
Tessa

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21.January.2011

Saw this over at Sugar and Charm. Literally ‘LOVE’ it!

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21.January.2011

Where did that yellow pillow come from? LOVE it and the whole room

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replied on January 22nd, 2011

Candice – I posted about the mustard, ruffled pillow here…

http://www.housetweaking.com/2010/11/28/etsy-for-the-home-jilly-bean-things/

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21.January.2011

Hi, I just stumbled on your blog and instantly love it. Your bedroom is beautiful. I love yellow with anything. Thank you for all the lovely pics. I’m a new mom (my daughter is 4 months old) and feel like having a pretty house will never happen again now that motherhood seems to take up most of my time. I’m encouraged to see that even after kids I can get to a point where I can make my house pretty again. Thanks!

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21.January.2011

O my Gosh Love your bedroom!!!! Love the headboard & the colors what color is the ruffled pillow ? love the grey & yellow together. I have been wanting to redo my bedroom was going to do it in all different whites but i really love your colors.My sweet savannah has you bedroom posted on her blog, thank you melaine!!! now i have a new blog that i love. Thank you for all your ideas. Sherry

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21.January.2011

Oh my word, this is so so great! :] Just found your blog and am having tons of fun browsing. Thanks for sharing!

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23.January.2011

i am loving the headboard idea for my son’s big boy room. i have a question if you don’t mind… is it rough, could it give little fingers splinters? would it just need to be sanded to protect it fingers?

thanks!!!
jamie

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replied on January 24th, 2011

Jamie – The headboard is not splintery at all. In fact, it’s very smooth even though it has a rough hewn look to it. Handy Hubby sanded it with a heavy duty belt sander and pressure washed it. That being said, it’s not any more comfortable than sitting up against a plain wall. But we aren’t ‘sit-in-bed-and-read people. We usually read lying down in bed or sitting on the couch. The only *problem* I’ve run into is dusting…as in the headboard getting dust mark on pillows if they lean up against it. {They wash out easily in the laundry.} To avoid this, we hung the headboard several inches above the bed and make our bed with the back-most pillows lying flat on the bed…which I prefer anyway because it lends a more clean & simple feel. You probably wouldn’t want to lean up against a headboard like this because of the dusting not splintering. OR you could always finish the entire thing with a matte polyurethane. Hope that helps you out!

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I love this!!!!!! Such great inspiration!
I am your newest follower!! YAY!

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OK, so I am new to this blog thing. Does WordPress not allow followers? I was SO going to follow you, but can’t see where to do it.

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replied on January 27th, 2011

The Crafty Side of Life – You can’t ‘follow’ House*Tweaking as you would in Blogger, but you can subscribe to my RSS feed by clicking the orange heart in the sidebar under ‘Out & About.’ You’ll be notified in your feeder whenever there’s a new post. Hope that helps!

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29.January.2011

I was sitting on twitter trying to find something to cure my boredom – and BLAM – someone I follow tweeted this post. Now, I am not quite as bored. Thanks for posting great material. – Frisbee

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loving your blog!! and that headboard is amazing!!

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02.February.2011

I’m just in awe…I’ve now taken the complete house tour, and I absolutely LOVE your style and creativity! This is so similar to what mills around in my head, but never gets out–your house is the perfect balance of modern/vintage/comfy family home…great job! I will definitely be signing up for your RSS feed. Thanks for sharing!

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04.February.2011

I love your style!Your house is beautiful!Where did you get your window panels in your
master bedroom

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Hi Dana, I’m Dana :)
Love the headboard. Found you through Whisper Wood Cottage.
I’m hoping that hubby will be completely inspired by the Love bed, and that we can do a dark rustic distressed version – with lots of dings and dents in it.

Fingers-crossed.
Dana

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08.February.2011

hi dana, any chance you can tell me where that awesome mirror is from? love your style! annie

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replied on February 9th, 2011

Annie – It’s from Ballard Designs Outlet. Posted about finding it here…

http://www.housetweaking.com/2011/01/04/patching-holes-my-find-of-the-day/

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11.February.2011

I love your room. I am very curious about your ceiling fan and lighting kit. Is the lighting kit you used meant for ceiling fans? I have been trying to find a way to take the my daughters chandelier and add it as a lighting kit for a ceiling fan (can’t bear to lose the bling in the sky just yet).

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replied on February 11th, 2011

Aggie – All about our ‘fandelier’ here…

http://www.housetweaking.com/2010/10/05/diy-ceiling-fan-upgrade/

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12.February.2011

Hi! I loved this headboard and the closet. Congratulation for this good work. When I have my own house (today me and my husband live with my parents.) I’ll make like this for us.
I liked very much your site.
Kiss: Carol ( http://www.blogcarolcarneiro.blogspot.com )

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13.February.2011

Hey! I just came here via Poppytalk and I love your blog! That headboard is fantastic! See you soon.

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14.February.2011

Hi! This is gorgeous! Where did you find all the wood to put it together? I’ve been trying to find wood like this to make a DIY bench but can’t seem to get my hands on it!

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18.February.2011

i am seriously seriously seriously in love with that headboard.

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18.February.2011

hey, i saw your photo in an italian decor magazine… i hope you gave permission!!

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18.February.2011

oh yeah, no link was given to your site as far as i could see!

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20.February.2011

Seriously love this!

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20.February.2011

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I love your headboard! I saw it reposted by a blogger who didn’t bother to credit it properly, but I finally made my way here and I’m so glad I did! Hooray!

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04.April.2011

Wow, the headboard is just amazing! I wonder if you could share the paint color on your walls? It is also beautiful!
thanks!
resqbarbie@mac.com

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replied on April 5th, 2011

Denise – The wall behind the bed is a focal wall painted Sherwin-Williams Suitable Brown in matte finish.

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06.April.2011

LOOKS AWESOME!
2 questions:
1) What type of comforter do you have on your bed? And do you find white to be a problem? I have two dogs.
2) Where did you get the blanket?

Thanks!

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replied on April 6th, 2011

Angie – The duvet cover is from IKEA with a plain down comforter inside. I wash it often and add a touch of bleach to the wash every once in a while but not all the time. I like the white because it actually makes the bed look light and clean…not what you’d expect, I know. The wool patterned throw is also from IKEA.

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20.April.2011

I just recreated this myself! Check out my version on my blog…. http://letyourstylespeak.blogspot.com/

thanks for the inspiration!!

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replied on April 20th, 2011

Laura Renee – Lovely!!!

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22.April.2011

totally.in.love.with.everything!!

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26.April.2011

Finished my version of your inspiring headboard this weekend. gonna clear coat it i think but cannot wait to hang it and see our new bedroom come together. Thanks again for the inspiration.

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replied on April 27th, 2011

Tracy – If you think of it, send me a pic! I’d love to see it.

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21.June.2011

saw your headboard all over pinterest! Love it & had to tell you, hubby and I just finished a very similar project. Ours says ‘forever’. I’m your news fan!

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05.July.2011

What color of paint did you use. I am having the hardest time finding a shade of grey I like for my bedroom!

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replied on July 6th, 2011

Casey – The focal wall behind the bed is Sherwin-Williams Suitable Brown. Love it! Just be sure to throw in lots of light and white to keep things from feeling too dark.

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20.July.2011

Oh my gosh I LOVE this!! I especially love your colors…so incredibly cute! I’m pinning this right now and can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog!!!

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12.August.2011

Can you explain how you created the yellow sliding door to your bathroom? I love it!

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22.August.2011

I just came across your site through Stumble Upon and am your newest follower! I’ve seen this headboard all over the web and have actually featured it on my site, but never knew the original source – YAY, I found you!! It’s incredible – love it!!!

~Jenna
http://www.sasinteriors.net

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I love this soooo much!! I copied it onto a “mini pallet” I found at a thrift store :)

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31.October.2011

Where did you get the wood for the headboard? Love it!!!

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Where did you get the wood for this headboard – I love it and will try to make it but unsure where and how to get the wood. Need your help.

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06.December.2011

Love the funky headboard. I am crazy about old wood and wind up keeping it around just because it’s so pretty. But I need a headboard too! Great idea. And your pictures are wonderful too.

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Love this love headboard! I just popped over from Rambling Renovators – looking forward to reading more on your blog!

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19.January.2012

Hope this isn’t a dumb question, but is love just painted

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replied on January 19th, 2012

Jada – Yup, just painted.

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04.February.2012

I was wondering where you got the “fandalier.” LOL! I’ve never heard of that before. I absolutely love it! I live in Florida so we always need fans…and the attached light kit would look great in my bedroom. Thanks so much. BTW, in the process of making the headboard from cattle fence from my husband’s late grandfather’s house.

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12.February.2012

Hi! I found you on Every Creative Endevor. I LOVE your headboard! It’s so simple and gorgeous! I also noticed the pillows on the bed. I especially love the yellow ruffled one. I was wondering if you have a post on it? I’m trying to make some pillows right now and that one is so pretty and fun!! Thanks for sharing!

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17.March.2012

Hi There!

Congrats on the room makeover, amazing job on the DIY headboard, very inspiring ;)

I am currently looking to upgrade my bedroom look as well, and would like to know where your found your duvet cover ? Im in love with the color and pattern!

Best!

Joannie

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replied on March 18th, 2012

Joannie – The white textured duvet cover and black/grey patterned throw at the end of the bed are both from IKEA. Hope that helps!

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06.May.2012

I love your headboard! I pinned it on pinterest a bit back and have been searching for the owner of it since! Great work and I love your blog :)

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13.May.2012

I absolutely LOVE all of your designs. My boyfriend and I just bought our first house and I am really hoping to incorporate a lot of your ideas. My biggest problem right now is finding CURTAINS for our bedroom windows. We have a gray wall (it’s call dolphin fin) and then like a deep brown sunburst type of wall decor I want to hang in between the windows. I am looking for a white or gray color curtains. Where did you get yours?

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replied on May 14th, 2012

IKEA!

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01.June.2012

this headboard is so adorable…seems easy to do..must try this out!

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15.June.2012

Hi! Really really love how original this is. Btw, what color is your bedroom wall? I really love it.. :)

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replied on June 16th, 2012

The wall behind the bed is Sherwin Williams Suitable Brown.

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25.June.2012

How can I buy this? I just moved to Ohio and would love to buy one if your handy hubby wants to make another?

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06.July.2012

I was curious what color you painted the love in and where did you buy the paint at? I am making this headboard and want that same yellow. Thhanaks

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replied on July 7th, 2012

It’s Sherwin Williams Auric…same as the sliding barn door to the master bathroom.

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11.September.2012

How big would you say the Love headboard is… I freaking love it!!

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18.October.2012

Hey I absolutely live this!!! Two questions for you:
1) what is the colour you used for love?
2) what type of wood did you use? If barn wood, which is so hard to find any other suggestions??
Thank you!!

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replied on October 19th, 2012

1) It’s Sherwin-Williams Auric.

2) It’s old fence boards from HH’s family farm.

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01.February.2013

I LOVE this! I was hoping to post the image & link to my blog if you don’t mind….Thanks so much! Great inspiration! :)

Alittledoseofmorning.com

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replied on February 1st, 2013

No problem! I always enjoy a good link up.

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06.May.2013

Love, love, love your design!! I have been wanting to change my color scheme to gray and yellow but I’m worried about it clashing with my espresso-colored bedroom furniture. Should I just go for it? :)

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How did you connect all the boards together?

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03.October.2013

Hi,
I like your bed so much,
Which font did you use and what is the color name
Is your bed Queen size or King?
Thanks

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replied on October 3rd, 2013

Our bed is a queen and the font is just my best attempt at cursive.

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