by Sonya Weiss
Tired of the run of the mill same old headboards you see in furniture stores?
You don't have to accept what's out there in the stores, you can make your own headboard suited to your individual tastes and talents.
For example, you can make a music theme headboard. You can use any musical instrument you'd like but I'll focus on just one because it's one my daughter loves. The guitar.
To make a guitar headboard, you'll need the following supplies: 1/4 inch plywood cut the width of the bed. To determine the height of the plywood needed for the project, measure the length of the guitar you'll use.
You'll need flush mounts to mount the plywood securely to the wall and whatever paint color suits your décor. You'll also need heavy wood glue and one or two old guitars. You can find old guitars at yard sales or thrift stores. I'm not an advocate of dismantling a perfectly good musical instrument, so look for ones that have a nice looking front. It's okay if the back of the guitar has damage; you'll only use the front.
Once you paint the plywood and it's dried, dismantle the guitar so you're only left with the entire front part of the guitar.
Lightly sand the sides of the guitar wood so it's smooth. Glue the guitar or guitars to the front to the plywood. You can have them horizontal or vertical. Attach the plywood to the wall.
Remember, when it comes to home décor, you are only limited by your imagination.