I know this has been done a bunch already. Turning an old door into a headboard, but this is a really old door. It is at least 100 years old, and it belonged in the home of my client's great grandparents.So there is some history and nostalgia. This door had been sitting in my client/friend, Carla's barn for the past 30 years. A very "strung out" 6 panel door, lol ! I had hubby pick it up, and we went to work.
I don't know if this is right, but I always bleach and scrub stuff that has been in dirty places for a long time. I have to, it's the OCD in me....So, after a good cleaning, hubby cut some lovely molding to trim out the top, and he made a cleat for back to hang on the wall, so it hangs right over top of mattress. Then, I worked magic with paint and wax..and a little caulk...Caulk, one of my best friends..it is like love, it covers a multitude of sins....and at the end of the process, Here she is!
|incredible wood grain|
|after adding top molding. This door was petrified, solid, so no cutting|
of the door, we left the width cause it was right for a king bed.
|Annie Sloan Old White, with some of my own mix of base color..|
to enhance the shabby chippy look...
|My client loves red, so we are going with it, this|
is custom bedding she had made earlier, I think it
showcases even better with the great headboard!
Coming soon, a kitchen reno for the same gal!
More cream and barn red coming!