It all started with a trip to visit the good folks at Home Reuseables. This is where I treasure dived (and believe me there are a lot of treasures to dive for) and came up jumping for joy when I saw this very old five panel door.
It sat in my basement for a couple of months before the snow finally melted so we could take it outdoors and get to work. To my delight, the transformation began a few weeks ago...
There they are again...the two drawers from my http://www.interiorfrugalista.com/2013/05/remember-my-post-this-bed-needs-new.html project. Those drawers have come in handy! But seriously, perhaps it's time to invest in a couple of saw horses.
STEP 1: Patch the holes with Dynamic Dyna Patch. Have I said how much I love this stuff!
STEP 2: Cut off a few inches on either end to accommodate a queen size mattress.
STEP 3: Building a frame on the back side using 2x4's and making a French cleat to hang the headboard on the wall. To do this we rip-cut 2 2x4's at 45 degree angles along the centerline. One cleat was mounted with screws onto the back of the door and the other gets mounted on the wall. They slip into one another to form a sturdy mount so you don't have to worry about a heavy headboard come crashing on your head in the night!
Don't you just love the stenciled wall? I used the Large Chelsea Allover Stencil. For tips on wall stenciling see my post: http://www.interiorfrugalista.com/2013/04/can-you-guess-what-mamas-up-to-today.html.
Bonne nuit et doux !
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