My husband and I were high school sweethearts and I married this wonderful man when I was 19 years old. I know! Crazy. Needless to say, I was young and had no clue what my decorative style was when we moved into our first apartment. Over the 14 years we have been married my style has changed quite a bit. As young as we were we had very little money starting off and most of our furniture came from thrift stores and Ikea. (Funny that though our income has changed a bit I still buy most of my furniture at thrift stores and garage sales :)) The first furniture purchase we made from a real furniture store (Levitz, are those even around anymore?) was our bed. It was a nice sleigh bed, but over the years I grew tired of the stain color and wood detail on the headboard. Painting just wasn’t going to do it for me. I needed a whole style change.
So when we took out and unused door in my son’s room I knew that I had found my new headboard and at a price my hubby couldn’t argue with, FREE! I was so excited to take this project on for him. 😉
And here is how we made our new headboard…
I hope this tutorial was helpful. I will post pictures of the headboard in my newly painted and updated bedroom very soon. Before I can do that I need to actually make my bed. Until then, I hope my project inspires you to try a furniture update of your own. I am so happy with how unique and classic this door-turned-headboard turned out and thrilled it cost only a few dollars in materials. Can’t beat that!