Sunday, April 3, 2011

Is it a Door or a HeadBoard?

I have been working on a couple of projects for my oldest son's house.  How did I get permission to work on any projects for his home?  I did like all good moms do... I said PLEASE and kindly asked, "Is it Okay if I...?  Only after I hear a " yes", do I go forward with any projects.

First, I want to give a Shout Out to my neighbor (right across the street), Allison.  She has  "Refunk my Junk" located at  Please check out her blog.  She has a gifted talent of painting furniture and a great interior design eye.  Allison encouraged me to download the ebooks available by Colby and Mandie Morris.  Most of you will be familiar with their blog Altar'd located at I purchased both ebooks and used all of their suggestions in products.

The first project began when Mr C and I went to Habitat for Humanity in downtown Oklahoma City. We purchased an old wooden door for $25.00.  Mr C. measured twice and cut once the door to fit as a headboard for our son's bedroom.

Here is a picture of the door after it had been cut and the empty door knob area  filled with wood filler..

We went to Home Depot and found baseboard to use as molding for the top of the headboard.  Mr. C. used the miter box to cut the sides of the molding.  We used wood glue and staples to attach the molding to the door.

After the molding was attached, I used wood filler to fill the molding corners.  I lightly sanded the door and primed it with Kiltz.  After the Kiltz, I applied two coats of Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint in Powdered Snow. 

.  After the paint had dried, I distressed the door using the electric sander

and "Old School" sanding method

I applied Ralph Lauren Tea Stained Glaze to the distressed door and two coats of Minwax Polycrylic Clear Satin.

Here is a close-up photo of the headboard.

Here is the finish project hanging in Tom's room.

Guess who loves the headboard the best?

Jack! (Tom's Dog)  He LOVES the HeadBoard!!!

Thank you for stopping by! I love to read all of your comments!

Have a Great Week!



  1. What a cute idea! I love it!

  2. I LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I also love your blog ;) I haven't commented yet because I'm kind of secretive about who I tell about my blog. Not that I've been blogging much and I rarely include pictures or projects.

    Now I want to do a craft project and some decorating but I think I better just sew some bibs and burp cloths and do laundry instead!

  3. This is such a great idea and yours turned out wonderful! I found out about your blog from our mutual friend, Ruth! She was right when she said I would enjoy your blog!



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