First is a door headboard. This door (originally a light wood finish), has been sitting in our garage since we moved in (6 years ago). Last week my husband said he was going to get rid of it, so I figured it was time to get moving. Here's the finished project:
|stilts to hold headboard|
DIY Door Headboard
8 screws (less if your door isn't too heavy)
1. chose your door and paint desired color(s) (I used a wire type paint brush and did a thin layer to create a more distressed look-you may also want to use sandpaper to further distress your door)
2. once dry, turn over and place 2x4's like stilts to the back of your door. Make sure that they are spaced the same on both sides or you will have a slanted headboard!
3. using your screwdriver attach 4 screws per 2x4 (the door I used was quite heavy)
4. Place behind your bed and enjoy!
Now that I had my headboard finished I really wanted to update my more modern looking Ikea cube lamps. I cut material from an old nightgown and super-glued it onto the lamp like a snug fitting coffee sleeve. Here is the before and after shot of the lamp:
|Ikea cube lamp before|
I also really wanted a vintage accent pillow for the bed, so using the remaining nightgown fabric I made one. All I did was wrap an old pillow like a present, securing it with a safety pin and hid the pin with a old fabric flower. Presto Pillow!Of course eventually I'd like to do something different with the nightstands/dresser, but that's another day. I'm currently in the midst of several other re-purpose projects I'll share with you all later. In the mean time I Hope I've inspired you to turn your "junk" into something useful.