Before/After

DIY Pottery Barn Mason Headboard

9/21/2010






Let me start by saying, if I can build this so can YOU! I needed a headboard to complete my guest bedroom and came across  Ana White, Knock Off Wood





She has TONS of DIY furniture plans with a lot of simple, clean 
designs and Pottery Barn inspired looks. I choose the Pottery Barn Mason Headboard plan. Find the cut list and all the instructions you need here: Ana White, Knock Off Wood





Inspiration:




Start by making all your cuts (except the top and front trim). Glue and nail pieces together using wood glue and 1.25" and 2" nails.












Stain...wipe on...wipe... off. Seal with poly.










Attach to headboard using 1 1/4" long x 1/4" thick bolts and nuts.

Before:

After:






Like that little tray pictured above?

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57 comments

  1. Your bed is beautiful! I love Anna! My husband made the Farmhouse bed for us and we love it. :) Visiting from It's So Very Cheri.

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  2. Congratulations!!! I love Ana's blog! Your headboard looks fantastic! I need to make one for my oldest daughter!

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  3. I LOVE THIS! I am so jealous of all of your power tools...and your ability to know what to do with them!! :)

    Visiting from It's So Very Cheri!

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  4. Fantastic job on the bed!! I love the tray and little vignette with the books and pictures too!

    coming over by way of Cheri's party

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial! I will pass this one along to the Handy Husband :-) Jenn from ThisMommyLoves.com

    Came over from It's so Cheri

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  6. That looks fab. Very inspiring. I'm stopping over from Its So Very Cheri.

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  7. hmmm....make me one? haha. SO CUTE! Stopping by from It's so very Cheri

    -Kat
    http://katray.blogspot.com

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  8. WOW! It looks awesome! Just gorgeous!

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  9. Amanda the room looks amazing! I have a very talented cousin:)

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  10. Nice, nice, nice! Kudos to your handiwork, it's beautiful.

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  11. Love this. You managed to create such a beautiful space. TFS. I found you via Its So Very Cheri

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  12. That is an awesome job! Really gives the room and bed some extra character! :)

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  13. It looks so great! Gives the room height and sophistication. Wonderful job!
    ~Michaela

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  14. The headboard is absolutely beautiful. Great job and way to use power tools.
    April @ HomeHinges.com

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  15. Oh my, I am so excited to make one of these. I have been needing to make a headboard for my son's room because he just got a queen bed. I love how simple and he will think it is masculine enough for him. You did a great job.
    Brooke

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  16. Oh, I love Ana and Knock Off Wood! Seriously, ANYone can build furniture now...it's great!

    Your headboard came out wonderfully and your room looks awesome!

    Great job!

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  17. You did an awesome job on your bed...love it!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  18. you did a GREAT job! Love Ana White! It totally makes all the difference in the room! Well done! :)

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  19. Wow! That headboard is gorgeous and makes the room look completely different. Your guests will surely feel welcomed when they walk in there!

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  20. That is gorgeous!!! I need a headboard too. I keep saying I'm going to build it myself but haven't gotten up the nerve yet.

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  21. Great job on your headboard. Your bed looks awesome.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Wow! Fantasic job. You can't tell the difference.

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  23. I'm so impressed. What a huge impact the headboard makes and the way you styled the room makes it so inviting.

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  24. I'm so impressed. What a huge impact the headboard makes and the way you styled the room makes it so inviting.

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  25. WOW! It looks terrific. It's amazing how different it looks with a headboard. The headboard looks so rich. Great job.

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  26. Fabulous - Stunning results. You did SUCH a great job and the results are even better than your inspiration I dare say!

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  27. Julie Landes1:51 PM

    Awesome job - you are so talented!!! I got a chuckle out of you sawing with a headband - you go girl! :)

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  28. this is too cute, the power tools were a bit intimidating. Maybe I can get my FIL to build it and I'll paint it ;) Great Tut

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  29. This turned oput great! I love Anna! I made a couch table, and I'll be making this soon!

    I'm going to feature this over at Life As Lori during my Get Your Craft on Thursday Party! If you would like to grab my I was featured button plaese do so.

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  30. Great looking PB headboard knockoff, Amanda! It really adds a nice finishing touch to your guest room.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  31. Amanda - You have done an incredible job on this - Your headboard is gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party, I have featured this here:
    http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/09/clean-mama-printables-winners-sunday.html#comments

    Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  32. I've been needing a headboard for the longest time, like the entire ten years I've been married. I love how yours turned out. I will have to send my husband a link:)

    Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

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  33. This looks FABULOUS!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

    Cheers!

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  34. It looks AWESOME! You did a great job! I can't believe what a huge difference a headboard (and some super cute accessories) make, it totally completes the room. That "after" pic looks like it belongs in a B&B brochure.Its cool that you included a pic of yourself at work with the saw. I like it when people can see that cute girls know how to use power tools too. I think a lot of people expect some big burly girl. :)

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  35. I am hosting a trash to treasure Tuesday party over at Sassy Sites! Come by and link up!! :)

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!
    www.sassysites.blogspot.com

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  36. Excellent job, it really made a huge difference in your bedroom!

    Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick.

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  48. I have the same Martha Stewart bed set. Hope you got yours on clearance for $75 like I did! :) Love the headboard, too!

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  49. nice work!! could you let me know what color stain you used?

    I love it!

    Thanks,
    Courtney

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  50. Pretty sure it was Dark Walnut gel stain from Home Depot.

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