$50 Farmhouse Headboard You Can DIY

If you’re anything like me, you like to cut costs wherever you can. Headboards, especially cute ones, can get pretty pricey. Today I am going to walk you through how I built my farmhouse headboard for $50!! Let’s jump right in!


  • First, you will need a saw (hand saw or circular will work)
  • Short nails
  • Screw and drywall anchors
  • Measuring tape
  • Weathered white planking (I used Costal Ivory from Home Depot)


  1. You will need to know how big your bed is. Our is a king sized bed so it is 76″ wide.
  2. The costal ivory planking is 47″ long and 5.5″ wide. I decided That I wanted a short and a long piece so I used one full length piece and one piece cut to 30.5″
  3. If you are not using the costal ivory planking you will need to determine how long the plank is and make your decision from there.
  4. I chose make our headboard four planks wide.


You will need to prep your work station. Then you need to measure your cuts and mark each board.

Cut each board to size using your preferred saw type.

Now it is time to arrange your boards. I arranged mine loosely because I wanted a messier look. I went one long one short, one short one long, and so fourth.

Now you can use the extra pieces of cut board to nail the headboard together. If you are going to leave the support pieces on the front, you will want to make sure they are extremely straight.

At this point, the only step left is to attach the headboard to the wall. The planks that I used are not very heavy so we attached them using screws and drywall anchors.


The finished product was even better than I expected! It fits right in with our messy farmhouse style.

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