Saturday, October 2, 2010

DIY Bedhead!


I paid $20 for a 5 panel door from A & R Second Hand Traders.



I managed to get it in the car.







I gathered my supplies.

Some of the things I used


Using MY new jigsaw (it really is mine! I purchased it with MY pocket money by MYself!) I cut the door down to size, taking a little bit from the top and more from the bottom so that the panels are centered.



Mark cut the posts for me. I think he was a bit nervous about me using the saw, or maybe he wanted to be part of the bed making...




To the back of the door I attached a bit of timber so that the posts had something else to attach too as the door is not solid timber. Then I liquid nailed and nail gunned the posts to the door.





I cut and attached moulding to the top and sides of the door. 




I put on some more moulding and a bit of timber across the top. 

I’m getting excited!


Primed it.

I’m getting even more excited!


Painted it.

Jumped up and down for joy!

Distressed it.
Skipped around the backyard!

Stained the distressed bits (they were a bit white)

By now I'm so excited I'm doing cartwheels! 

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On the inside anyway!

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Calmed down and carried the whole thing inside and put it in our room!
Squealed with delight and clapped my hands!

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LOVE   IT!!!!

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Before


After

Now I need to:
-  make some pelmets for our windows
- finish the quilt I’m making for our bed 
(actually I’m making a bed runner instead of a whole quilt)
- make a couple of matching cushions and our room is all done.

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I'm soooooooooo pleased with how this has turned out!




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Linking to Primitive and Proper




27 comments:

kathie said...

WOW! Love your new headboard! I like the 'during' pictures of how you did the trim, that is helpful for someone like me who might attempt to 'copy' you one day :) The headboard looks amazing~ I hope you are proud, you should be!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi sandra- this totally counts! and it is awesome, too! i am glad you linked it to my party!

Gabrielle {Mommy & Wifey} said...

LOVE IT! I need a haed board and have been playing with a few ideas...LOVE this one!

rebecca said...

SO gorgeous! love it!

Susanne said...

Love it. Can you tell me what size bed that is? I have a king, would it work the same?

ayahsmom said...

Girl.This looks so good. Looks just like the Shanghai headboard from Pier 1 that they sell for 299.

Kek said...

Hi Sandra, I've been dying to do exactly this for our bedroom (the old Federation style queen bed HAS to go!). I didn't even know A & R existed and they're just up the road! Of course, my husband may have a fit once I get over there and start finding treasures, because our garage is already full of "old junk".

Thanks for the link....and the bed looks awesome. :)

Sandra Inglis said...

Wow, thanks for your comments girls. I haven't figured out how to reply to them yet... Our bed is a King size, but we made it a bit wider than the bed. We just have the bed head leaning up against the wall, it's not attached to the base...

Elizabeth said...

That is perfect! I'd be squealing too.

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Kathy said...

I just bought some material for pillows my farm house bedroom that looks like your old bedspread? Did you get rid of it? I might be interested in it if is needing a new home?

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

I absolutely love the way you did the door for your headboard

Anonymous said...

wow !! what a clever idea !! I never would have thought of that the bed head looks fab !

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is so cool. I have been wanting a nice big head board and they are a lot of $$. I am so thankful for your set by set pics. I could not do it if you would have not done that. I am still a little confused about the paint/destressing. Scared but going to share post.

Belle Jaeger said...

LOVE the headboard, I found your blog as I was searching for info on building one for myself. I stayed at a cabin one time and saw a mantle one and I've been itching to make my own since. Love the way yours turned out. Thanks for the post!!!
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brinafair said...

This is LOVELY!!! May be a weekend project for the hubby. Thanks so much for sharing your idea. We've been looking for a great looking inexpensive way to do a headboard. :)

Kathy said...

I am trying to duplicate this bed. What size are the boards that are used on the side...legs? Thanks, Kathy

busymartha said...

I have been looking for an old door for ages! Anything that I have seen is closer to $100.00. I rather get the deal you got! Good for you, it's absolutely beautiful, as is your room!

Vintage Headboards said...

I too make headboards our of both old doors and new doors. I like the way your headboard turned out. Let me know what you think about my headboards.
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful job and actually seems like something I could do. What a difference. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This would work perfectly in my spare bedroom in white! I have a twin bed and not alot of room for a traditional headboard, so I am thinking of running the door along the long side of the bed to make a "daybed"! Thanks for all the step by step photos! I am antiquing with my sisters this week and may need to look for a door! Yay!

rachel said...

I am getting ready to make one of these! I already have the door and I am trying to figure out what other cuts of wood I need. Do you know what you used? Sizes and quantities?

connie3699 said...

I love your new headboard. I'm going to make a queensize headboard for my daughter's room. I have an antique four panel door which should be perfect. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours did. :)

Liz M said...

What kind of paint did you use? It seems like spray paint would be a lot easier than hand painting!

Tina M. said...

You did such a nice job..... I'm going to try it.

Anonymous said...

If you look at her list of supplies, you will see a can of gray primer and a can of black paint. Both in spray cans. I'm sure she used a cloth for the staining process after she distressed the black paint. Hope this helps.

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