A couple of years ago I bought this old door. At the time Nora was using a queen bed and I had big plans of using it as a headboard...instead she went back to a twin and the door remained in the garage (yeah, not making hubby happy). When we started our bedroom remodel I thought I'd go ahead and make a headboard for our queen. Once we decided on a king...I feared this door would remain in the garage and I'd have to search for a larger door. This door was too short for a kind headboard.
I started searching the internet for headboard ideas. Early early in the morning last Sunday I realized what I needed to do...I had my list of supplies ready. I just had to drink a few cups of coffee while I waited for Lowe's to open.
I picked up - 2 4x4x6 posts. A couple of 1x4x6. Some molding. A couple of post finials. I also picked up some brakets and screws. I was set.
I apologize for not taking more during pics but it's in the 100s in Texas right now and I just wanted to get it done. I didn't want to have to stop and take the time for pics. sorry.
I cut the 4x4s down to 52". I cut the 1x4s the same width as the door. they became and additional brace behind the door where I screwed the L brackets. I also cut a 1x4 the length of the door.
I used the nailer to attach the molding which I cut myself and am so proud. I'm not good at mitering corners :D I also used the nailer to attach the caps to the tops of the 4x4s to keep them in place.
used some wood putty to fill nail holes.
A coat of primer.
2 coats of paint (parchment paper from Behr)
lots of sanding and distressing. it was really easy because of the door being so old it had plenty of gouges and marks. The 4x4 posts also are very rough. So the distressing wasn't very hard.
a good rub down with glaze.
The total cost of this project...
$20 for the headboard at an antique store
$50 wood, brackets and screws
had the paint and glaze
$70 ain't too bad!
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Until next time...