Door to Headboard

At Marisa Howard Design, Marisa shares the reason cottage style is so important to her, saying, “I spent a great deal of my childhood at my grandparents cottage up in Georgian Bay.  My husband grew up cottaging as well so it was natural that we designed our bedroom to remind us of cottage living.”  So it was only natural that the two of them could repurpose an old door into a cottage style headboard.

Marisa Howard Design headboard before

They started with an old but solid oak three paneled door.  They turned the door on its side and added some chunky molding to what would become the top of the headboard.  Then, Marisa gave it a coat of fresh, white paint–cottage style.  “By adding a casual white duvet cover, white dressers, glass lamps and pale blue artwork, it gave this room a light and airy feeling,” Marisa points out.  Beautiful!

Marisa Howard Design headboard after

You can find out more about this project (and view plans) at Marisa Howard Design.

Cabinet Door Headboard

After six years, Karen from Desert Chica Ramblings still found her master bedroom lacking a headboard. Her husband came up with a solution using a couple of cabinet doors he’d rescued before they ended up in the dumpster.

cabinet doors to headboard before

It really was as simple as adding supports to the back, and the headboard looks amazingly like one you’d purchase at a store. As Karen says, you really don’t need a headboard, “but it sure does make a difference!”

headboard from cabinet doors

See exactly how Karen’s husband made their headboard at Desert Chica Ramblings.

Door to Headboard

Tired of having just a metal bed frame pushed up against the wall in her master bedroom, Kristen from My Covered Bridge headed to her local reuse store to find something to turn into a headboard. That something ended up being an old door.

door to headboard before

All it took was the basic patching, sanding, and painting to transform the door into Kristen’s much-needed headboard. Like Kristen, I turned to a rescued door to solve my headboard woes and can attest to the fact that it makes a HUGE difference in a space. If you’ve got the time and sweat, I highly recommend it as an inexpensive headboard option!

door to headboard after

Go to My Covered Bridge to find out how Kristen’s door became a headboard.

Chippy Door Headboard

One of the favorite rescues in my own home has been my headboard from an old door. Dani of Seaside Shelter also created a headboard from this wood door with peeling paint that she found.

door to headboard before

Dani sanded off all the dirt and loose paint and then sealed the remaining chipped paint. I love the crackled, weathered look of the paint close up! One of my favorite additions that Dani made to the door were secondhand lanterns she nabbed for only $5.

chippy door headboard

Go to Seaside Shelter to see Dani’s entire process.