There are a lot of DIY projects out there. I have a list a mile long of all the ones I want to do. This headboard has been on my list for over a year. I intended to have my whole master bedroom made over by my anniversary, 3 months ago. Didn't happen!
But!!! One day my husband said, "Hey, do you want to build our headboard today?"
And here she is!
Here are a few of the details.
First it was completely free! FREE! I use a lot of pallet wood in my crafts. So I already had a pile of them in the back yard. Last year I pulled apart some larger pallet boards to use for this project. I picked boards that were over 5" wide. I cleaned them with bleach water and after they were dried I brought them in to acclimate and stay dry till I was ready to build. They have been in a stack in my room for like a year.
I measured the distance I would need for a headboard and layed the boards out and adjusted it a little to fit the boards without having to cut any boards the long way. I divided that in half. Drew out 1/2 of the template. Folded the paper in half and traced the template so both sides would be the same.
I layed all the boards out realized the boards I saved to be the back braces were not long enough. So I used some scrap real wood flooring on the back. I wood glued them down, predrilled the holes and used wood screws.
I layed the template on it and traced the outline. Then cut with a scroll saw.
Next I sanded and stained and it was done. The stain I had left from a previous project. It seriously took a few hours and it was done. I'm so excited.
Inside I needed to predrill holes and bolt to the frame, but I didn't get pics of that step. Sorry.
I'm just in love with it. And I built it with my hubby, aaahhh so romantic!
I am still working on the whole makeover, linens, dressers, etc. Someday I'll show you the whole room.
I love traditional recipes. French Toast, Apple Pie. I mean the classics. Why change them? Most of the time I make them the old fashioned way. But once in a while . . . you just have to change. Meet French Toast Casserole. It's easier (especially when you are cooking for a crowd) and tastes exactly like the French Toast you already make.
I used my own French Toast Recipe the same as I would use for the traditional way. Just so you know, I rarely measure. I just pour and mix. So the below recipe is really just a guestimate!
Mix the in a bowl:
1 Dozen Eggs
1/2 Cup of Milk
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Sugar
Splash of Vanilla
Chop your Bread. I love using Texas Toast. It is just nice and chunky. I used one whole loaf.
Grease a baking dish. Any baking dish that's big enough will work. Put all the bread in the dish.