the craziest thing happened to our headboard.

turns out that the wood we chose for our headboard was not the best idea.

we chose to go the cheaper route, seeing as how you would never see the wood so it did not matter.

we were wrong………dead wrong.

OSB  was our choice of wood and it turns out that it off gases formaldehyde.  As great as our headboard turned out we realize that maybe its not worth it to sleep with bad gas every night….so Avery sleeps in the guest room……kidding, we removed the headboard into the garage.

it is not my favorite thing that i have ever had to do but our health is worth it.

but wait………

we can fix it!

all we have to do is take off the fabric and the padding and paint the wood to seal it, and then re-staple the whole thing back together. sounds easy, and also a little bit annoying.

i just wanted to let this be known, for a couple of reasons:

1.) just in case someone read this and decided they wanted to make one, i would recommend trying to find formaldehyde free pressed wood. or use paint or some other sealant to keep it from off gassing.  is this overwhelming? if yes then i would say to go to home depot and ask them for the good stuff( i don’t know what that means but maybe they do).

2.) to let people know that my craft projects are not perfect, and sometimes i make something, and then have to take it apart and then remake it.

no pictures for this blog post, i am too upset.

thanks for understanding.

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