Oh Hi! Thanks for being here!
Today I’m so excited to show you how we made a solid headboard from 3 vintage farmhouse doors!
If you follow me over on Instagram @somethingpaintedwhite
you most likely know that this past September we bought a little summer home in the mountains here in AZ. The Phoenix area gets brutally hot in the summers, often reaching 120 degrees, and having an escape from it is ideal.
We call our place “The Ranch”
even though it’s not a ranch…it’s a tiny little park model RV with a room addition, but we love it!
It needs some serious updating
so we’ve been ripping out cabinets, painting walls, and making lots of plans.
The previous owners used the room addition as a second family room, but we decided to turn it into our master bedroom because the actual bedroom is super tiny and wasn’t going to work for us.
With a much larger bedroom we could now get a king-size bed which is quite necessary for two adults and two dogs… yes, we sleep in the dogs’ bed…don’t judge.
It only took about 2 seconds
after putting the new king-size bed in place for me to start making plans for a headboard. I’ve always loved headboards made from farmhouse doors and I thought that would be the perfect thing for our little ranch. The biggest issue…a window right above the bed…but I’ve covered up windows before and had no problem doing that here!
Dee is super handy
and always willing to help bring my ideas to life! Our fabulous open shelving and ladder pot rack are two such examples of my hubby’s handiwork!
First, we needed farmhouse doors
so off we went to my favorite junker/picker, Lamell, because I knew he had a semi-truck full of old doors. We started looking through them one by one, while our hands were freezing from the cold wintry day. We found 3 very similar doors, in size and color. Lamell, the junker/picker even delivers and brought them to the ranch for us that evening! Yay!!!
I went right to work cleaning
them because they were filthy! First I had to vacuum all the dust and spider webs off of them and I followed that up with some good old-fashioned soap and water.
Remember the window above the bed?
There are several other windows in the room, and that window, in particular, faces the highway and was a bit noisy at night. So, we closed the blinds and put a piece of foil insulation in it to (keep the cold and heat out)
Dee had a plan
for securing the doors together and then securing them to the wall, but first, we stood them against the wall to make sure it was all going to work.
We moved the bed, AGAIN,
(it’s so heavy) and laid the doors face down so Dee could level them at the top and secure them to each other with flat connector brackets!
Now that the farmhouse doors are leveled
at the top and secured to each other, we stood them up flat against the wall and Dee secured them at the top using corner brackets. The last thing I need to worry about is my headboard falling on me while I sleep!
With the doors centered and secured
to the wall, we have just enough space on each side for a small nightstand. Fortunately, these small round tables came with the place when we bought it. I have repainted them and will do another post about that process because it’s easy and fabulous! Here’s a little sneak peek for you! (you’re welcome!)
I apologize for the quality of the photos in this post! I was so excited to get my farmhouse door headboard finished that we worked on it mostly when it was dark outside so it made photos a bit difficult.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering…
from the outside…it just looks like the blinds are closed! But inside…it’s a fabulous farmhouse door headboard! Yay!!!
We haven’t been able
to spend more than a few days at a time at the ranch so decorating the headboard will have to wait until the next trip and I promise to update you when that happens. I have lots of ideas for decorating this fabulous farmhouse door headboard, so stay tuned for that!
Have a great day friends,
I love your blog! I’m enjoying watching the improvements you make to the ranch!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment! It means the world to me! We are having so much fun at the ranch and look very forward to escaping there this summer! 🙂
I love the Ranch! You have really transformed it! And the 3 door headboard was a great idea. 😊
Thanks Penny! I wanted to do that in my bedroom in the main house but Dee wasn’t on board at that time. He finally saw the light! LOL!