Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day and a reclaimed wood headboard

If you read my blog regularly, you know that my husband has been in Panama for a 4 month deployment. He flies Blackhawk helicopters for the army and they're down there on a humanitarian aid project. He is supporting troops who are building schools and providing remote villages with medical treatment. He is the most selfless person I've ever met and he honestly loves this country. I am so incredibly blessed to have him in my life near or far.

These pictures were taken by an incredibly talented pilot my husband flies with, Tyler Fricke. They were chasing each other around Panama in the first picture and in this next picture, they are sling loading a hummer. I know his job may look like every little boys dream but he still spends a ton of time away from us :)

I didn't think he'd be able to come home at all during the 4 months. But he called me a week ago and told me they were letting him come home for my brothers wedding. I was ECSTATIC. I hadn't seen him in three months. Three months is a long time when you have a husband as fantastically good looking as mine.

When he was home I took full advantage of him. Not like that you perves. Actually, yes, like that. But also helping me build and clean and pack (our house is supposed to close next week) and everything in between. But I wanted to show you the awesome headboard he helped me build before I fall off of the blogging planet from moving.

It cost about $75 to build. I had to buy a sheet of plywood,  two 2x3's, and the reclaimed beadboard from a friend. We busted it out in about 3 hours. We make a pretty good team if I say so myself.

I didn't do a single thing to the paint on the beadboard except wipe the chicken crap and dirt off it. It was already this beautiful white and turquoise color. It's even stained with age. Everyone keeps saying chevron is "sooooo last year" but I'm still totally digging it. 

I sprayed it with polyurethane to seal it and keep it from chipping more and called it a day. It is B-E-A-uuutiful. Thanks again for helping me lover, wherever you are. See you in a month. And happy memorial day. I miss your guts. 


  1. Aw, I'm so happy you got a visit from your hubby! I will pray he stays safe and that the time left that he is away passes very quickly and that your move goes super smoothly. :)
    Your headboard looks amazing!! Really unique and beautiful! Love the awesome chippy wood!

  2. How incredible is your hubby? Sounds like a wonderful man.

    And that headboard is awesome. You must definitely know your way around the tools because it looks super expensive and professional. Great job!

  3. How much would you charge to make a queen headboard like yours...