Monday, September 13, 2010

constellation headboard

this headboard was a long time coming. we originally had plans to do a really modern, boxy white rendition that would contain enough light to read by like the lld muse here, but decided that this would be much more soothing and cozy. 

my parents are amateur astronomers, and doing the sky gave us a reason to make a round piece for the backdrop. when it's off there's no light, but when it's on it gives off just enough light to see to get to door, but mellow enough that i can sleep with it on.

materials:
plywood sheet
screws and nails
wood glue
rope lights
wire
paint 
sandpaper

tools:
jigsaw
screwdriver
so! on to the step-by-steps: