This is a project that I've been wanting to post, but I never have had my bedroom all finished with all the cute accessories like I see a lot of y'all doing. After 2 years, I figure my room probably isn't going to get accessorized any time soon, so I'll just show you what I did!
I made a headboard out of a door I picked up on Craigslist. The guy bought the door unfinished and just hung it like that. When I got it from him, it was basically a new door, just dirty! It even still had the plastic on the windows.
I wanted the headboard to look old and worn. I thought about what colors had been popular during the past 20 or so years. I decided to paint a coat of hunter green all over it, and then a coat of navy blue. Then I took some dark brown paint and some turquoise paint and painted random spots on the door with those colors. After all that was good and dry, I painted a couple of coats of a nice, creamy off-white.
When all that was dry, I became a distructive little crafter! I jabbed it with a screwdriver, and scratched it all up with a brush. I even carved our wedding date and our names into it. Then I sanded a lot of the edges. It's pretty cool because you can see the paint layers as if it really were an old door!!
I mixed up a very thin concoction of water and dark brown paint and wiped the whole door down. The wood was very fresh looking where I was trying to make it old, and this helped age the wood and create the look I wanted. After all that was dry, I put 3 coats of polyurethane on it. Mr. Inspiring added a crystal looking old door knob. That was what it needed and I love how it turned out. Mr. Inspiring loves that I made it special for us.
What do y'all think?
If you have any questions on anything I did with this, just let me know!!
Hugs ~~ Suz
I'm joining these fun parties!!