Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day 655's inspiring project


Reader Brooke sent us some pictures of a headboard she and her boyfriend made from wooden doors they bought at Home Depot. She was inspired by a Martha Stewart project (find it here and here). I love this project! The end result is a great-looking piece of furniture they will certainly hang on to for many years.


Brooke says, "The doors come in different widths, and so in order to figure out what size you need, see what size your bed is and then divide by two. We cut the doors off at about 36 inches and plan to make a foot board with the bottom part of the doors. We screwed three flat boards across the back to hold the doors together and used the top one to hang it from. You can find the trim to go around the edges and to cover up the center seam in the same area as the crown molding at Home Depot. I think the whole project was around $175."


It looks so great, Brooke!

6 comments:

Emily Lilley said...

Jennifer, I know you've been talking about a good greyish-greenish-bluish paint, and I was just looking at www.thisyounghouse.com and thought the paint color used in their kitchen and bedroom looked like maybe what you were talking about - it is Glidden's Gentle Tide. Hope maybe that will help!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Oh my gosh- what a great idea. I may head to King Cotton this weekend and find some fabric and MAKE myself get on the headboard train... I have been talking about it for months!

Robyn said...

Who would have thought that Brooke was my co-worker? Her desk is 10 feet away from me... I had no idea! Great job Brooke!

Haven and Home said...

Wow, that looks great. So creative!

Rachel said...

Very nifty idea!! She did a great job with hers! Good luck with your diy project!

Anna said...

Very nice. She did a great job!

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