June 30, 2008

Door Headboard

I had mentioned that we had made a door into our headboard and said I would share with you how it was done. There is a very simple how-to on Martha Stewart's website along with many other wonderful ideas and sources of inspiration! We simply went to an old warehouse where they salvage old doors, mantels and windows from old houses and sell them. There were some amazing things there including our old white four paneled door, similar to the picture. We sanded it and painted it white while letting the wood shine through on the corners and edges for an older antique look. You can see that this one is mounted to the wall which is great if you know exactly where you want your bed. We weren't really sure and ended up moving our bed about three times, so we went to the hardware store and bought decorative table legs and mounted them making it look like an actual standing headboard. It's such a simple idea for what can be such an expensive purchase. So if you're sleeping with your head against the wall check out Martha's site and her many other ideas for how to create a headboard.

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