One of the first rooms I wanted to put together upon moving into our new house was the guest room. It’s located in the basement, which is actually perfect as it gives guest their own space and is on the opposite end of the house where the kids are not. However, it’s a little dark down there and the green walls sure don’t help. In my effort to try and fix up the guest room without immediately painting the walls (although it’s something I still want to do) I started looking for other ways to brighten up the room and make it more cozy and relaxing.
In my search I stumbled upon THIS Seagrass Headboard from Pottery Barn’s. I thought the texture and color of the seagrass would go great against the green walls of the guest room, giving it that natural feel, but that $340 price tag didn’t seem so “natural” for me to spend! So in my attempt to be crafty and save some money I started to look for some way to do many own. I came up with this DIY seagrass headboard using a seagrass rug I found on Craigslist. The whole headboard cast me just under $75 to make!
– 4’x8’x3/4″ MDF board or OSB
(Use whatever is cheapest. We found ours in the clearance bin at Home Depot.)
– Seagrass rug
– King size quilt batting: Thick
– staple gun and staples
(I would recommend getting some longer staples when doing the rug since it’s so thick)
– heavy duty hanging hooks or 1×3’s for the legs cut at desired height.
I’ll be honest in saying that there would be a few things that I would do differently if I did this project over again or maybe that’s just the perfectionist talking in me. All in all though I’m happy with how the headboard turned out!
I still have a few more projects for the guest room before I call it “complete” including painting it, a dresser redo and some more wall art. For now, it still gives our guests a nice place to sleep!