Vintage Door Headboard
One mans trash is another mans treasure. Or woman in my case! I have always loved this saying because it is a direct reflection of my style, and it is so true! Sometimes I am just in awe of how you can find exactly what you are looking for in a secondhand store, rather than a big higher end one. For instance, we have been looking into getting a new headboard for our guest bedroom since we moved into our house, but we weren’t having much luck. It has been driving me crazy because I felt a headboard was the one big detail that was missing from the guest room space. Then fate stepped in as it always does, and I found an old vintage closet door that I instantly knew would be perfect for our bed. Did I buy it right then and there? Of course not! I passed it up on multiple occasions and regretted it every time until finally I knew I had to pull the trigger before someone else did. Another saying, here today gone tomorrow would have haunted me if I didn’t buy this door. Plus, it was only $39.00! Why I make things more difficult and stressful than they should be is beyond me!
I loaded it up, brought it home, and recruited my wonderful husband to help me turn this door into a beauty of a headboard. Since it was a closet door rather than a full size door, it was super easy to turn into the Vintage Door Headboard of my dreams!
We added two 2x4s as the legs, using 3 screws on each leg to attached it, and bolted it to the metal bedframe as well. I painted the raw wood black to make it look like one cohesive piece. And that is it! Again, super simple as always! And very sturdy too!
Hope you love it! I think it completely changed the room for the better.
Have you tried Annie Sloane Chalk Paint? I think you would love it.
I actually have not! YET! I totally have been meaning to pick some up next time I run across a vendor nearby. What colors do you suggest? I can’t wait to try it out! 🙂
Hi! I like the door a lot and I LOVE the saying above, could I ask where you got it??? Thankyou!!! ? kylie
Of course! I got it from the cutest Etsy shop called Maebels! LOVE IT!
Fabulous idea! I saved an old door that I found in my grandma’s garage before it was torn down for the same purpose….and now that you’ve made it look so easy, I need to get it done!!! Loving the black, too.
Yes! Do it Jamie! SO EASY! It seriously took me no time to get this done! I cannot wait to see yours finished! Xo!
Yes. LOVE it for sure!
So stunning! The black makes such a statement in the room.
It is so fabulous Ashley! I love this project!! We have done a couple of these in the past – such a great way to make a unique headboard!
It’s absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the black!!!
Where did you get the framed writing that is above the bed? I saw it first in your Welcome Home article in the February/March 2017 Country Woman magazine and now here on your blog. Thank you! [email protected]