So what do you do when sleeping on a mattress on the floor kinda makes you feel like you’re living in a dorm, but your stubborn husband won’t buy a proper bed because one of these days your proper bed in Ottawa will come to Nova Scotia, and you can’t spend a lot of money on something temporary? You go down into the basement and see if there’s anything you can use to make a headboard.
Well here’s something…
Yes, those are old dirty kitchen cabinet doors. But they could be so much more! I tried out different combinations of doors until I came up with one that was just the right width for a king size headboard.
I used TSP Eco to clean them up…
…and then I painted them white. Except this is what they looked like after two coats of milk paint.
This was just one of my recent milk paint fails. Which is how I came across this INSL-X Cabinet Coat paint. I’m really digging this paint.
Two coats of Simply White, and the doors looked like new. Well, on the fronts anyway – why bother painting the backs when nobody’s ever going to see them, right? Right! :-)
Brian attached the three doors to each other with metal plates so that they could be hung as one piece instead of three pieces. The two brass things you can see on the bottom are picture hangers. Yep, that’s all it takes to hang this baby on the wall.
We attached the headboard with the bottom just about the same height as the top of the mattress.
And voila – possibly the cheapest headboard ever!
The night tables were also a budget makeover. Click here if you’d like to check out the transformation.
The dorm vibe is slowly going away – just ignore the wrinkly bedding ;-)
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