Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Show + Tell :: It's All In Your Head

December 11 2012,

A few months ago I was surfing on the interweb and found a piece of art work that I love. I came across this blog, Salvage Love, art made out of wood. I decided to make one, but I was going to make a headboard instead of wall art.

Of course, I had to start big. Why start small when one can start big?

So I bought all the wood, cut it to size with a circular saw, primed it, and painted it. Most of the colors either came from our current collection of paint, or bought at a paint store that were "rejects" (the price ranged from .50 cents to $1.00 for a sample size), or from other people who no longer needed their paints.

Below is the layout that I had designed. This was done on foam mats so that it did not scratch the floor. This sat for 5 months while we figured out what table saw to get.

Five months later, hubby helped build out the foundation which consist of a 1/2" back board and with two posts serving as legs. Because the board was a little bit warped, we put a 2x4 piece of wood across the back of the board. Next I glued the pieces to the back board. The gluing process took less than 2 hours.

 Below is the finish result. Now we have to find a queen size bed frame and mount it on.

Pretty ain't it?

Quilt & Bitch


regan said...

This is gorgeous! Will you make a matching quilt!?! It would look awesome!

Quilt+Bitch said...

Hi Regan, Thank you for your compliments. A matching quilt, that's an idea!

p00lriah said...

so that's what all the heavy machinery is for.

Quilt+Bitch said...

Good question. We ripped the foundation of the board on the table saw. Cut the two post to size on it too. Other than that, sadly, nothing. I am trying not to think of a project yet, because I am working on a quilt one, which is not happening fast enough. :)

omgwtf said...

wowsers, that so awesome :)

Quilt+Bitch said...

sank you, sank you. sank you very much. :)