DIY Picket Fence Headboard

It’s week 2 of the $100 room challenge and I am back with a simple project that made a big difference!  So this is how the room looked last week before I started working on anything…

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And here’s how it looks now!   (With a bit of different lighting since I took in the evening with lights on instead.)  I made some simple picket fence headboards for both of the twin beds and they are just adorable!

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If you follow my blog, you’ll remember that I went and picked up a truckload of white picket fence panels and pieces that someone advertised for free on facebook marketplace.  I used a gate portion on my fall mantel, panels on my fall porch and more panels on my Christmas porch.  I have shared some with some friends and also have a few more projects in mind too.  But I also knew that this was one project I wanted to do with them too!

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I had already cut an 8-foot panel in half and pressure washed back in the fall so all I had to do for this was give them a quick fresh coat of white paint and place them behind the bed.  I haven’t secured to the bed frame but when I pull everything out to paint the baseboards I may secure them to the metal bed frame if I can.  But they don’t move since the bed just holds them tight up against the wall.

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I could have moved the pickets next to each other to create more of a solid look and who knows maybe down the road I will… but I like this look too.  Such a fun, cottagey, whimsical look for a girls room.  And could totally work for a boys room maybe painted darker or stained to create more of a rustic look.

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We had a busy week this past week with lots of company and late nights Winking smile  so I plan to get lots more done on the room in this coming week – hopefully, all the paint touchups, trim painted, furniture painted.

Make sure to check out everyone else’s progress this week on their room below!


  1. Such a cool idea, Christina! They turned out great. 🙂

    -Marly @ A Brick Home

  2. Super cute idea to use those as a headboard! Love it!

  3. Heather B. says:

    Absolutely adorable! LOVE!

  4. Perfect! Going to share this with my step-mom as she is looking for a DIY headboard idea.

  5. Those picket fence head boards are just darling. So a cute idea and a perfect way to add charm to your girls room. Love it!

  6. What a cute idea, Christina! Well done.

  7. So cute!! They’re gonna love it!

  8. What a great idea. They are so darn cute as headboards. I love how you think out of the box.

  9. Absolutely darling! What a creative way to bring character into the room.

  10. So adorable! Can’t wait to see how the paint turns out!

  11. This idea is absolutely brilliant! I have never seen this done and it is SO perfect for this space! And hey, getting a whole lot of picket fence for free doesn’t hurt! I LOVE this project so much!
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