Pottery Barn Addison Headboard DIY | Whispering Whims

DIY Pottery Barn “Addison” Style Headboard

March 13, 2015 2 Comments

Fireplaces are very romantic and a gorgeous mantel can really create a lot of interest in a room,

 which is why I’ve been in love with this mantel style headboard for a while.

Every time I receive the Pottery Barn catalog in the mail,

I comment to Paul that I really need to buy/make/have this Addison Headboard.

Mainly, he ignores me…

or says something to the effect of “once we finish other projects.” haha

BUT, this December he finally said yes. 🙂

We found this Ana White plan and DIY’d it for about $150.00.

It took us about 2 days to cut, assemble, and paint.

Since it was chilly, it resided in our living room while I painted everything.

Pippa obviously was the project manager. —  Inspecting every detail.

Moulding List:

  • 7/8 Accent Detail
  • 2 1/4″ Dentil Crown
  • 2 1/2″ Emboss Casing/Chair Rail
  • 1 1/2″ Scallop

* We got all of these from Home Depot (in case you are trying to find the same materials).

We wood filled, sanded, and caulked all the cracks, gaps, knots, and holes.


We omitted the 1 1/4″ Picture Frame and 11/16 Shoe from our headboard design.

We moved our Dentil Crown piece up beneath the Accent Dentil.

In the original plans where the Dentil Crown is used, we placed the Emboss Casing/Chair Rail.

Image from Ana White

We’re quite pleased with the finished product and we were so excited to set it up!

We ended up attaching it straight to the wall.

It would be quite a headache if it were to fall on us in the middle of the night.

 Over the summer I picked up a few antique amethyst glass bottles at a local antique store.

This stuff is pretty neat.

It wasn’t made to be purple, but overtime turns purple from reaction to light.

They’ve been hanging around in storage, because I couldn’t figure out what to do with them.

They finally have a spot! 🙂

Every time I see them I think of searching for beach glass in RI.

Once in a while you’ll find a real gem; purple glass! It’s always a really exciting and special find.

December 23, 2014


I'm Rose. Nice to meet you! :) I'm a Southern transplant from the Northeast. I have two fur baby pups, Pippa and Watson, and the best partner a girl could ever ask for, Paul. I'm a believer of making the most of every moment. As much as I might try to slow down, busy seems to me my word. I'm a busy person, with a busy mind, and a ever growing list of things to do, places to go, books to read, recipes to make, and things to learn! I started this blog in the winter of 2013 as a way to allow family and friends {800+ miles away} to be a part of our lives. It's also served as a creative outlet for me to share projects, photos, travel, passions, thoughts, and a couple recipes. Being a first time home owner, we've been on a quest to transform our cookie cutter house into a home. ❤ I hope you enjoy this creative space.


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    June 6, 2018


    Thanks for posting this. Can you tell me what you used to mount your headboard to the wall. Mine is a king size and it weighs a ton. I considered going to 1″ boards instead of 2″ but I think it needs the depth to make it look substantial. Soooo . . .

    Right now, it’s laying in my kitchen floor waiting for me to start putting the moulding on it. I cannot find the 2-1/4 dentil moulding ANYWHERE. Home Depot doesn’t have it stocked . . . may have to order it and delay completion.

    Thanks again!

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      June 8, 2018

      Hi Lisa!

      We used two corner braces on top of the headboard screwed into anchors in the wall. Then put photos in front of them to hide them.

      Have you tried looking at Lowe’s for the Dentil Moulding? If you do need to order it, we have done that for various projects and had a good experience from ordering/picking up from Home Depot.

      Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck!! 🙂