Try this home decor project shows you how to make an old door headboard. Our wood door only cost $20 making this a great DIY for the bedroom.
How to Make a Headboard Out of a Door
Here’s a project my husband and I did a while ago but I thought I would share it with you because it was so easy, cheap and resulted in a great look for our master bedroom.
We took an old antique wood door and made it into a headboard.
We were browsing at one of those antique malls where there are lots of booths with all kinds of great junk for sale. On our way out we saw this old paneled door and thought, why not make that our headboard.
I think we paid only $20 for the door. We cleaned it up, added some polyurethane, and hung it directly on the wall behind our bed.
Steps to Create This Headboard
My husband gets the credit for all the heavy lifting.
First, we determined where we wanted the door to hang on the wall. Then he attached a 1 x 4 board, to a 1 x 8 board with screws and mounted it to the wall.
Next, he created the opposite effect on the door. He also added two 1 x 4s, on top of each other, toward the bottom of the door to prevent the headboard from bouncing on the wall.
After that, it was a simple matter of sliding the door onto the wood cleat on the wall.
Who would have thought that you could make a headboard out of a door?
Eventually, we painted it white as part of a Budget Master Bedroom Makeover, and as you can see it still looks great today.
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