Watch for the second installment of this bedroom Instructable: the Cheap & Chic headboard! lol. Coming soon.
Step 1: Gather your materials.
Now, I hope I'm not glossing over here, but it really is as simple as building a rectangle. Measure your boxspring, adding 2 1/2" to length and width. We used 4, 8' lengths of 2x10, allowing for an 80 inch length and 60+ inch width. 2x10 may be overkill, but 1x just didn't seem sturdy enough. We toenailed them together and added 2x4 lengths inside for the boxspring to sit on. These are screwed into place.
At this point, drop your boxspring in, just to be sure it's a good fit. If you need to tweak it a bit, you haven't gone too far that it's a pain in the butt. Boxspring fits? Ok, we're good to go to the next step!