Step 1: Seal, Seal, Seal!
Pick up a latex, epoxy or urethane sealant at you local hardware store.
We liked the look of the peeling cracking paint. With this being said we didn't want to sand it or remove the cracking paint, and we didn't want to be sleeping in lead paint chips or asbestos flakes.
We applied about 4 coats of sealant (3 cans) over 5 days. To knock down the shine we sprayed a clear flat coating.
Step 2: Measure and Cut
Step 3: Fit and Clamp
Step 4: Blade Swap
Table saws make better cuts but other saws will work just fine!
Step 5: Measure and Cut Again
Step 6: Fit
Step 7: Remove and Paint
We used chalk paint to make it look vintage.
Step 8: Attach Trim
Clamp the corners and nail trim.
Step 9: Clamp Again
Step 10: Mount
In this case though I found flush mount brackets at the hardware store for $15 bucks.
Mount one to the wall and one to the headboard.
Step 11: Get a Friend to Help Out
Step 12: Mount and Enjoy
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