Transform an old door into a (nearly) new headboard STEP 1: Choose a solid wood door, preferably with a design element like paneling, STEP 2: Fill any holes in the door with wood putty, then sand with medium-grade sandpaper STEP 3: Coat the headboard with primer; let dry, then paint with two How To Turn An Old Door Into A Headboard Step 1 – Trim Door To Fit Mattress. To accommodate a queen size mattress Step 2 – Frame The Door. To accommodate a mantel ledge on the top, Step 3 – French Cleat. The strongest way to mount the heavy solid core door onto Step 4 – Crown Molding. To How to Turn A Door Into A Stylish Headboard by Ursula of Home Made By Carmona 1. There are two ways to create your headboard If you have the good fortune to find 2. Secure the two halves of the door using a couple lumber connectors, 3. Determine how much of the wood you want to show on Turn a flat wood headboard into an upholstered board by wrapping it with batting and fabric after cutting a piece of upholstery foam to fit the front. Fabric stays in place with staples along the Up-cycled an old solid wood door and created a queen sized headboard. Found an old solid wood door ( 30 x 80) at my local Habitat for Humanity. Measured 62 inches on the door, cut the remaining off using a circular saw. STEP 5: Begin to upholster the panels of the door. Start with a cut-to-size piece of foam in each section, followed by a cut-to-size piece of batting, and a cut-to-size piece of fabric on top. STEP 6: Fold the fabric over the batting and use a staple gun to staple everything into the door. .
Install the Headboard Position the headboard assembly in the desired location and flush against the wall to which you plan to attach it. Place the wall cleat flush underneath and against the headboard cleat. The cleats should fit snugly against each other. Mark the position of the wall cleat. “DIY Door Headboard: A creative way to upcycle your old doors! Like this one, you can turn the old door into a gorgeous DIY headbord with some white paint and a bit of handiwork.” “32 Interesting Furniture Transformations or Makeovers” “25 Awesome Master Bedroom Designs – For Creative Juice” Find a wonderful old panel door–antique store or better yet–someone’s garage!. Typically the top and bottom of a panel door is not equally spaced. Measure and use a table saw to trim up. We had to cut 1.5″ off the bottom. “This headboard is one of my favorite Cottage Style decorating ideas! add wood molding to frame the door into a headboard. paint it white, and gave it a distressed look using antiquing glaze.” “door headboard–distressed finish with a robin’s egg blue would be a cute spin” “Old Door Headboard. .