Knock Knock, who's There? The Headboard REVEAL

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I have noticed a trend, I try to post a couple times a week but life gets way too busy to take a moment to snap shots and write, so once a week has become my average. But hey, that is pretty good for a working mom of 3 kids 3 yrs old and under!

For the Full Head board tutorial click HERE

Now lets pick up where we left off:

Step #5: Screwing the Head board into the bed frame.

#1. Have your bolts, washers and nuts purchased and ready (make sure they fit through the bed frame notches... ours just barely fit)

#2. Measure first, then drill 2 holes into the 4x4.

#3. Bolt your frame to your 4x4.

Voila! You have your solid wood, under $100, homemade head board that looks like a million bucks! Can you tell it was made out of a door? I can't!

Without the bed made so you can see the FULL head board and the hole where the door nob was, hidden beneath our mattress.
(the finish is really even, for some reason this pic makes it look splotchy)

I used Rustoleum Black, semi gloss, spray paint for the head board (3 coats) and also primed and sprayed my side tables to match.

I added a nice feminine knob to tie in my beautiful lamps.


If you noticed, I did repaint my walls. The blue was just a little much in such a BIG room. I picked Nantucket Dune from Sherwin Williams and I love it! Going neutral on the walls gives me a chance to add pattern and color through fabrics and art.

Now onto the rest of my bedroom makeover......

Linking this post to:

Metamorphosis Monday

The Girl Creative

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
Furniture Feature Fridays

Leave a Comment

  1. WOW........looks fantastic. You cannot tell it was a door! And the good thing, if the finish gets scratches or dings, it will look good distressed.

  2. can't tell it was a did an outstanding job on this project! HAPPY V DAY to you:)


  3. Gorgeous! I love the black against the wall color, and the picture is beautiful! Will you come decorate my house?? lol

  4. Looks wonderful!

    I look forward to your posts even when they are not as frequent, because the project is always incredible! ...quality vs. quantity :)

  5. Your new headboard looks FANTASTIC!!! I am planning on painting a headboard soon and was wondering about spray paint. Is there any spray paint smell, in your room or does it settle away after a few days? Have a great Valentines day!

  6. I love the new headboard. It looks fantastic. I also love your bedding. Would you mind sharing where you bought it?

  7. Treasia- I got the bedding at Bed Bath and Beyond on clearance. It may still be there. It was a bed in a bag. a WAY good deal! I saw the same bedding on for $800! I got mine for $200.
    Tara- We left the headboard out in the garage for a couple days to dry, but it did smell like paint in our room for a couple days, plus I painted all the walls. No big deal, it is going away as of now. I only lost a couple brain cells in the process :)

  8. I absolutely love it. It's the perfect size, color, shape -- just wonderful!

  9. Beautiful job! So pretty! Please tell me where you got that beautiful artwork above your bed!

  10. I love this idea. The black paint looks great! Love your lamps too BTW!

    I'm hosting a party and would love to have you come over and link this project up!

  11. Wow... it adds so much to the room! It's gorgeous!! And I love your wall color! :)

  12. Very nice! I would not have known it was a door!

  13. Beautiful! I will say I had to giggle (for a good reason) and you can see why if you visit my blog and look at my headboard! If you do be sure to enter our give away starting Tuesday, Feb. 23rd!!


  14. I think that we are creating the same bedroom! Only my walls are gray.

    I'm waiting for my hubby to get my door turned black painted headboard hung up on the wall and I used those same knobs on a dresser that I refinished.

    You have fantastic taste! ;)

  15. This is GORGEOUS! What a bedroom! :)

  16. I love this project! I did something similar with a vintage door last year (but it required less power tools) and just now blogged about it:
    I love your blog!!!

  17. I'm so glad you linked up! Your bed is just beautiful.

    Where did you get your lamps? I love them!

  18. Just love your headboard. I have had that idea for so long and now I see how to make. Thank sooo much.

  19. Amazing!! Your room is totally transformed! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  20. It looks so good! You cuold never find a headboard that is that substancial and chic without it costing a fortune. Very resourceful and thrifty of you. Great job!

  21. This is gorgeous, I would like to use this on my blog Our diy customers are always looking for new ideas and we have a lot of vintage doors.

  22. Gorgeous as usual! Great tutorial too. I LOVE your style. :)


  23. Hi- I was just wondering where you got the knobs for your nightstands? All the ones I seem to find have a brass screw rather than a silver one :( Thanks!!


  24. This is beautiful! I am going to make one this weekend. Can you tell me what spray paint you used? And was it a glossy or a matte finish?

  25. Nice work on the headboard! Where did you get your bedding?

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