Sunday, April 10, 2011

DIY Casablanca Headboard!!!

It's done, it's done!!! I have been working so hard on this project and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out! Be sure to check out my first post in this tutorial : Casablanca Headboard {Part 1}. In part one I show you how to do the ever-important stenciling of the backboard! It's hard to tell from the photos, but the stencil is in Thunder Gray from Valspar. I used the free sample size I ordered for free online. It also came with a $5 off coupon off a gallon so I used that to buy the white paint..score!I originally got this idea over here at the Idea Room. Be sure to check it out, it's beautiful!
Ok, so here's what took us a few hours to do today... First, we cut and sanded the 4x4 posts. I laid them down on the garage floor, front side down. I hid any ugly imperfections in the wood in the back.
Next up we laid the stenciled board onto them and made it flush with the posts.
We used Gorilla Wood Glue on each piece of wood before we screwed them.
Tap the post until it's flush with the backboard with a rubber mallet. Screw in about 6 inches or so apart, all the way down the post.

Next, we stood it up and measured our 2x4 to fit on the inside of the 4x4 posts.
Wood glue.
Use a spare block and hammer in the 2x4.
Next up, cut the trim piece and attach the same way. We screwed each board in from the back. When we got to the trim piece we glued it and used longer screws to screw from behind so we wouldn't ruin the finish.
Next up we cut the 2x6, measuring for a 2 inch overhang on each side. We sanded it, and rounded the ends. Glue, then screw.
You have to sink the screws in a little bit and then fill in the holes with wood filler since you would see those holes.
My hubby is such a handy helper. ;)
I covered the backboard with paper and taped along the edges that I couldn't tuck it under.
After it dries, sand off the wood filler till it's smooth with the wood.
Then you paint! {Sportin' one of the hubby's Valley Oak A/C shirts over my new pretty shirt, didn't wanna chance a paint splatter!} ;)
Paint!
And paint some more! Haha
After two coats I was ready to peel off the paper!


Tada!! Now let it get totally dry!!
I LOVE it!!! I can't believe after all these years I finally have a headboard! AND we made it so strong and heavy duty that it will last forever!
I think I might change my old vinyl on the wall now. But at least that will be EASY! ;)
Don't you love it? Ok, so here is the exciting part.... as I said in Part One- Cutting Edge Stencils will be giving away a $40 credit for the lucky winner to pick the stencil they want!! Woo hoo! Thank you! This allover stencil was so big and easy to work with! I was really surprised and if you follow the directions you will love how easy it is too! They have SO many beautiful designs to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding which one to pick!

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory to post ANY comments for entries- become a public follower of The Baeza Blog. It's SO easy...just look for the "follower" section on the sidebar and click "follow". I know I have a LOT more readers on facebook, who don't "officially" follow my blog. The more public followers I have, the better chances I will get more giveaways!


Ok, NOW you're ready to enter!

1 Entry: Check out Cutting Edge Stencils and come back and leave a comment telling me what your favorite stencil is!




1Entry: "Like" Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook and come back here and leave a comment telling me you did.




1Entry: Leave me a comment telling me you are a follower of The Baeza Blog {new or old!} ;)




The giveaway will end Friday, April 15 at midnight, and I will pick a winner with random.org on Saturday! Good luck!



That's up to 3 entries per person! Woo hoo!


33 comments:

  1. I'm a follower! And I love the Japanese maple branch wall art stencils.

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  2. I would get the small and medium zinnia flower stencil for my daughter's room.

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  3. Jaime I am always impressed by your cute crafts! And, I just so happen to need a headboard in our guest room! I like the stencil you used and I also like the trellis and damask harmony!

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  4. I am a follower of cutting edge stencils on FB!

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  5. I'm loving the Damask Nadya stencil!

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  6. I love the zinnia stencil, so pretty!!

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  7. And I'm a new follower of your blog!!! I can't wait to make a headboard for my own room!!!

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  8. Love love love it!! I stenciled my dining room with the Casablanca, CES is so great! (just stopping by to compliment you, no need to enter me in the giveaway though!)
    http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  9. Oh geez! I JUST made a headboard and Now I wanta make this one! Fabulous!

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  10. I LOVE all of the wall art stencils . . . especially the spring songbird one!!

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  11. New follower of the Baeza blog!

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  12. FB fan of cutting edge stencils . . . thanks for the chance to win, and for such a great idea - we've never had a headboard before, but now I'm inspired!

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  13. I follow you and LOVE the headboard!

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  14. fan of cutting edge stencils!! :)

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  15. seriously LOVE so many it's hard to choose. I guess if I had to though...it would be Casablanca..maybe hahaha..love it! :)

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  16. Love, love, LOVE the Casablanca stencil - SO cute!

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  17. I like Cutting Edge Stencils on FB.

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  18. Brand new follower - LOVING the cute ideas!

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  19. Acanthus and Aladdin-ok also the lotus,moroccan dream...hmmm too many to pick! Between redecorating my flower shop and projects at my house I think I will be an expert on this soon! Thanks for this great website!

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  20. New Follower of Baeza Blog! Nice to meet you and thanks for the wonderful headboard idea!

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  21. and btw i also liked Cutting Edge Stencils on FB! whew now I won't bug again!:-)

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  22. I'm a new follower. Also, I wanted to let you know that you posted a great headboard tutorial. The pictures and explanation were great!

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  23. I really like the Ceilling Medallions, but wonder how sore my neck would get using one. However, the final look might be worth it.

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  24. I forgot to tell you that i'm a follower of your blog!! You should follow mine ;)

    http://www.diddlesanddumplings.blogspot.com

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  25. I am a follower of your blog.

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  26. I did the facebook thing too. :)

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  27. I like the casablanca stencil and the zinna's. So hard to choose.

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  28. I am happy to be a new follower. I like the zinna stencil. Please stop by for book club or blog design if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com

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