DIY Four Poster Bed

As summer was winding down I was feeling the urge to simultaneously cozy things up and also simplify in our master bedroom. I'd been dreaming of a four poster bed and how I might be able to DIY one and save us some money (okay - let's be honest; it wasn't happening unless I made it myself). And it seemed like the perfect time to give it a try with the changing of the season.

Here's what the previous headboard looked like: