Do it yourself home projects are such a great way to add your own style and personality to any room in your home. You can even Make a Headboard Using Old Doors which would be a great diy furniture project for a country chic decor theme, or even an old victorian style them of decor. There are plenty of old doors that can be found to use for all sorts of fun diy projects. If you are not sure of where to get a door for a project you are thinking of making, check out adds on Craigslist or Kijiji for your area. You can search for reclaimed building materials online in your area as sometimes people like to sell or give away extra building materials from home demolitions and renovations or extra items they may have left over from such projects. You may also have a building centre in your area that sells repurposed items, like a Habitat for Humanity or a Liqudation centre for building supplies, or even a salvage yard. Not only is building diy furniture a fun project to expand your creativity, it is also a great way to recycle items that might otherwise be thrown in the trash and sent to the landfill.
With a little bit of imagination, sanding and paint, do it yourself home projects can be the perfect way to update your home decor. Usually they won't cost too much so you can do one of these types of projects any time, and they also serve as a great way to spend a rainy or snowy weekend when you have nothing else planned. This particular headboard project uses small narrow doors, most likely from an old closet or pantry. They used three doors that are all the same size, style and shape to create one large and tall headboard. They also added a couple of small sized pillars on either end of the headboard to anchor the design instead of it just being left with the rectangular edges. It almost adds a Roman or Greek feel to the bedroom making it feel very luxurious and romantic. The doors look as though they were sanded and then painted using an antiquing method of painting. There are special types of paint that can be used for fun diy projects like this one to give it that old, weathered look that you want shabby chic furniture to have. Often times, people will use chalk paint, which has more of a matte finish than a satin or glossy finish, this also helps to keep the project very antique looking.
The paint can be applied and then sanding can happen again to rough up the appearance of the piece. Then some black or brown paint can be added on top in random areas to create the look of naturally formed scuffs and blemishes. Who knew that we would ever actually want our furniture to look beat up and well used? Usually we are trying to keep furniture looking brand new. This type of antiquing method could be used on kids furniture so it really wouldn't matter if the kids scuffed it or anything. This headboard idea would look amazing with some type of fabric draping from the top of it as well making a sort of a canopy. The people over on the Incredible Recipes Facebook page have put lights around their headboard made out of doors which makes it look so dreamy. Would you ever try making a headboard like this one? Save this photo to Pinterest so that you can always come back to it in the future if you decide to make one. This type of idea could also be applied to make an outdoor bench, or even a table. So many ideas to try out.*
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