DIY Floor To Ceiling Headboard

My daughter found inspiration on Pinterest for a wood headboard that goes from the floor all the way up onto the ceiling.

This room has been untouched since we moved in. First thing I did was paint the walls Pure White by Sherwin Williams and then I painted the baseboards a charcoal color. I didn’t bother to paint the wall that I planned to cover with wood. You can see it’s still a yellowish color.

I used up scrap wood from former projects at the bottom of the wall knowing that the bed would be covering that area anyway. I planned on a rustic dark stain so it didn’t matter if the wood grain and tones didn’t match.

I cut the board lengths using my miter saw and used my jig saw for outlet areas.

I was mixing and matching whatever wood I had as I went up the wall to use up materials and save money. I got this far and needed to go to the lumber store. I picked up a sheet of pine and had it ripped every 6″ horizontally.

Slipped it in the Jeep and used a bungee cord to strap them to the head rest for safety!

Once I secured the boards close to ceiling height I went over them with Minwax gel Stain in “Coffee”. It was thick like pudding and didn’t run at all which I loved! I put it on with a cheap paintbrush and wiped excess off with a rag.

I decided to pre-measure and pre-cut the rest of the boards and stain them on an old piece of plywood. Figured it would be messy to stain above my head 😜

The pine board was imperfect and had some irregularities in the cuts. I didn’t really care because I wanted this to be imperfect and rustic.

Loving the dark, rich stain which created a homogeneous look even though I used various kinds of wood scraps with varied grain.

The idea was to take the headboard all the up onto the ceiling. I went as far as I could until I met a recessed light. Sigh. I would have liked to continue the wood a bit further but that’s not happening.

Overall it created a dramatic headboard and accent wall. All of the bedding and walls are white with dark woodwork really pops in the room!

We plan to have a wall framed out with French doors where you see the stained glass privacy screen. I have my quote and my contractor. Hoping to get that done in the next few months!

If you need a headboard or accent wall idea I hope this idea has your wheels turning!

About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

2 Responses

  1. Great idea; looking at your stopping point, I am wondering about bringing it on out into a triangular shape “end”? It would extend nicely and I am thinking it would miss your light fixture. It’s a great look.

  2. Desperate Craft Wife

    That’s an idea to consider. I didn’t want to cut around the recessed lighting because it there aren’t lights symmetrically and it would drive me NUTS. I do have wood left over. I’ll share that idea with my daughter and see what she thinks. Love when people think outside the box- thanks!!!!

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