I scoured Pinterest and found a few ideas but then I came across a post by Shanty 2 Chic that had well written instructions. So I looked at my hubby and batted my eyelashes....he's good at making these types of things. I'd do it but he doesn't trust me with his power tools. I have no idea why??!! It was a good project for him though and I've been super busy with other things around the farmstead so I deferred to my man.
He worked out in the garage in the evening for a couple of nights and we were able to surprise Alex with his barn headboard. He was super excited and I was ecstatic that after a decade he finally has a room that looks finished.
My hubby tweaked a few things while making the headboard but it pretty much follows the original post, which you can find HERE.
Don't be afraid to be creative! It's amazing what you can do on a tight budget.