Quite honestly, the whole thing shook us both up so much that I haven’t even wanted to blog or work on any project. I wanted to spend all my time with him and our kids. I even considered stopping blogging altogether. But my creativity seems to be coming back and I’m looking forward to getting back to the projects I was working on.
I was in the middle of redoing our middle son’s room. His room is tiny and so making it work has been a huge issue. Plus, he is tall and must have a double bed instead of a twin so the first thing on the list after getting the bed was a headboard. Of course, it had to be cheap so I knew I was going to make it myself. I didn’t want to do the same thing I did for our other son’s room and had always wanted to make a headboard from an old door, we just couldn’t find the right door, until a few months ago. So, I got to work.
I’ve been so absent minded lately so unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the door before I cut it down and added the molding. But here it is before I painted it. I wanted to use a door that had the same size panels all the way down. I measured the width of his bed and added a couple of inches just to be safe, then measured and cut the door to size. Then I removed all hardware and filled the holes with spackle.
I added crown molding and a top piece to finish it off. I’m not about to try to do a tutorial on making miter cuts and return pieces for molding.
Mine are never perfect and I always end up with a big pile of mess ups as it is always a trial and error kind of thing for me. I’m sure there are lots of tutorials out there that are a lot better than anything I could show you. Faster, too.
After all that, I filled the holes and painted the entire piece.
Here’s how it looks now before I put it in the room. I still need to add a brace to the bottom so I can attach it to the wall. I will blog about that when it’s finished and show you how it looks in the room. I can’t wait to put it all together with the bedding I bought for him from West Elm. Love their bedding! So that’s it for now!
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