Friday, February 25, 2011

Doorbuster: Creating a Headboard

Did you ever price king headboards? Seriously. 
I wanted a dramatic headboard for my king size bed (actually two twins pushed together) so I saw this idea in a magazine or online…somewhere. I talked to my husband and he rolled his eyes. 
I bought three paneled doors at Home Depot (I think they were $35 each) and a piece of crown molding. I told him what I wanted and he actually came up with an idea to make it better (imagine that!) To cover the seams between the doors, he used decorative shoe molding or some kind of molding and he added a shelf to the top. To attach…he just drilled into the wall studs and they are there forever (unless I want to do some drywall repair…but, I don’t).
Yippee! My headboard was Beckie's pick this week:
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11 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your husband is on a roll! You better get all your building ideas to him now!!! Great job...looks so professional!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

awesome! i loved the corner cabinets, too- those were beautiful. when can your husband come to my house?

The Kramer Angle said...

Love it! Another great idea!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

So cool! I love the crown molding and the height of it.

Jane said...

I'm telling you, your husband's a keeper! I love the headboard! You had a great vision for what you wanted (and yes, coming up with the idea and painting counts!)
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I love it! I saw doors at the restore and had this ideas myself but I haven't done anything about it there doors were 40 dollars I'll have to visit home depot. Thanks Trish

Allison said...

Nice! I think it turned out nice.
Thanks for the idea.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

Hey Renee. This is the post I featured on my sidebar for blog of the week! It turned out great. :)

Jasmine said...

OMG what a great headboard!!! LOVE IT

~Jazz

Mia said...

THIS is exactly what I have been looking for in a headboard~
AwEsOmE!

Steven Kessler said...

This headboard looks great. My GF and I would love to build it. Do you have the plans or a step by step posted anywhere?