First, we had to gather all of the wood. It was definitely a task! We took as many pieces as we could find and headed back to "the shop." It took us a few trips to get everything we wanted, but after that it was pretty simple.
The above photo was my inspiration. My mom really liked the different levels and even the jagged edges. Easy enough! All we had to do was measure the width and height of the bed, decide how tall we wanted the headboard, put the boards in the order that we wanted them, screw a solid back on, and seal it.
The pile after our trips.
Screwing the solid back on after cutting off the bottoms of the boards to make them even.
We used Thompson Water Sealer... about 3-4 coats
The quilt is one that my grandma made and it really just changed everything about the headboard. I loved it even more. So many handmade, unique things in this room!! Cheers!