Nowadays they don’t seem to sell the type of headboard that I’m looking for. They are too small, come with a head and footboard, or too bulky. For a smaller room I can’t have something as large as what I could find in a store or online…and then the price is crazy.
So as I was putting drapes up in one room I knew I had to get rid of a ton of blinds. They are in good shape so I really didn’t want to just throw them out so yes……I stored them. I’m glad I did because it hit me…shiplap is all the rage right now…and with all crazes, it will not be as cool in a year or two, so why pay the price for the wood when I can do it out of blinds. They are perfectly level, no warps, knot holes, etc. Plus the best part is that this headboard will not weigh a ton and need to have huge wall anchors to attach it.
So away I went to the proverbial drawing board. What can I put these slats on? I want to keep it light…foam board. I got 2 packages (a set of 2 so 4 total) at Walmart for 3.50 each set. I only needed 3 foam boards but it was cheaper this way. Plus, I’m thinking of making a second one for a gift if this turns out the way I hope.
I used just about everything that I had on hand in the house. If you needed to buy all of these items your cost would run about $40. And that includes purchasing some horizontal blinds.
So here we go…..
So here are the basic items I’m using. Vertical blinds, foam board and 3 colors of paint. Not pictured is Gorilla glue to attach the slats to the foam board, a drywall saw to cut the edges of the slats, duct tape and some scissors. Set aside a full day or if you need two, make sure you have enough space to store everything.
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