Headboard & Bed Frame

One of our first major projects for our new house (aside from painting) was upgrading to a king-sized mattress and finding a headboard we both agreed on.  That proved to be a challenge.  There was nothing that really jumped out at us and matched both of our styles.  So off to Pinterest I went.  I found two amazing options from Shanty2Chic on their website!  After going back and forth on which one to choose, we landed on this beauty.

Click on the photograph to go to the Shanty2Chic page for this DIY project!

Click on the photograph to go to the Shanty2Chic page for this DIY project!


I could not have been more excited when it came time to start this project.  We had to adjust the dimensions for this project from the original Shanty2Chic post.  Their post was for a full size bed and we wanted it to fit a king bed.  My husband spent a great deal of time at Home Depot picking out just the right pieces of wood.  He did an amazing job finding quality wood with great character.  My husband and father-in-law started the project late on a Saturday night and the new bed frame and headboard were in my master bedroom by the following Tuesday.  I would say that is a pretty quick turn around.

Headboard Prep Collage

I am totally clueless when it comes to construction, but as we tackle more DIY projects from Pinterest, I hope to learn a lot from my husband.  It seemed to be a very tedious process, cutting the different pieces, staining the wood with the four difference colors of stain, and then assembly.  My husband really seems to enjoy these types of projects.  I was able to put in some time helping on the final steps of the headboard.  So at 10:30 on a Monday night, with school the next day, our headboard was finished.  The whole project turned out amazing!
Headboard Post

I have been waiting to post anything with the finished project and brand new bedding to my personal social media, which has been really hard.  I wanted my first post for this blog to be our headboard and bed frame.  I look forward to showing off this amazing project when people visit our home.

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I would definitely call this our first Pinterest WIN!  Keep scrolling for all of the fine details of our construction process, wood stain choices, and where we found our bedding!

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UPDATE: Our project was posted to Shanty-2-Chic’s reader projects!  You can check it out here!

Sheet Set – Gordman’s
Comforter Set – Better Homes & Garden Pintuck 3-Piece Comforter Set (King-White)

Golden Oak (Minwax)
Early American (Minwax)
Dark Walnut (Minwax)
Jacobean (Minwax)
Clear Coat (Polycrylic-Minwax)



Where do the pins come from?

Hello Fellow Pinners-

As I am getting ready to start posting a few of our first projects in our new home…I thought I would share with you where to find our Pinterest boards.  You can follow me on Pinterest at  Most of the pins will come from my board, “Our First Home.”


Check out my many boards on Pinterest! They range from home & family to life as a teacher.

One of my favorite places to find projects is Shanty2Chic!  I love everything they post.  If you haven’t checked them out you can follow them on Pinterest, Instagram, and on their blog,  There projects are well laid out and always so affordable.  Our first featured pin will be from their blog.

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What is Makin’ Pinterest Happen?

We’ve all seen the funny pins that talk about how women just spend their time pinning things to plan imaginary weddings, find outfits their kids will never wear, and decorate homes that we can’t afford!  They make us chuckle and we just keep pinning.

My husband and I bought our first house this past summer and I instantly turned to Pinterest!  I had a board for our first home before we even knew which house we were buying!  After closing and our first few weeks in our new home, the boxes were slowly emptying and the decorating began.  Pinterest held so many wonderful ideas and pins to help inspire how to turn my empty house into a home.

This is were Makin’ Pinterest Happen came to fruition.  I decided that I wanted to showcase our Pinterest Wins instead of the #PinterestFails we see on our Home Feed from time to time.  I will post my pins that came from my boards with photographs of our before, during, and after while working on each pin.  I cannot wait to see what is in store for my husband and I as we tackle one project at a time.

I am fairly certain that if I start a sentence with, “Well I saw this on Pinterest…” he is ready to jump in the truck and hide in the woods.  He has been working hard on my many projects.  To say that my husband is a perfectionist, does not do it justice.  I have never seen someone put so much effort into even the smallest of projects.  I am so grateful that he is so handy and even more grateful that he is patient enough to listen to all of my ideas that “I found on Pinterest.”  I will not deny, when it comes to the construction and the planning of the projects he does the heavy lifting.  I joke and use the hashtag #ifindhemakes when posting pictures of our projects in process.  I try to help as much as possible, but my areas of strength include the decorating, picking the accent pieces and colors, and finding the projects for us to take on.  I will say, that I am hoping that on this journey, I learn from him and become more handy in the construction aspect.

We are so excited to share these many projects for our home and family.  We have a toddler, who definitely helps make the project work interesting.  He is our main source of entertainment.  I look forward to posting our first few home improvement projects in the upcoming weeks.

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