Upcycling an Old Door Into a Headboard
For those who have the spring cleaning itch and and do-it-yourself drive, today we have a lovely guest post from OneBed about the perfect upcycling project to get your creative juices flowing!
Old doors are some of the best materials to upcycle into bed frame headboards. They’re strong and hefty, typically made of solid oak, maple, or some other hard-working wood that ages beautifully, and if the frame is big enough, they can provide the proper support for even king-sized bed frames.
Any Imperfection is a Design Opportunity
Working with secondhand or pre-used materials is a good way to exercise your designer’s eye. While a lot of imperfections will need to be smoothed over with wood putty and sandpaper (or a sander if you have one at home), some can actually lend to the personality of your project. As long as that chip or crack isn’t threatening the structural integrity of your headboard, don’t stress too much about making it disappear. That old antique door might have more rustic personality if you let a few imperfections slide.
Headboards Can Come With Extra Storage or Lighting Options
Why just make a regular headboard when you can make one that’s extra convenient? If you’re handy enough to take an old door and use it to fashion a headboard and bed frame, you’re also probably good enough to delve into adding shelves, cabinets, or even lamps on the finished product.
Old Doors Can be Turned Into Plenty of Other Household Items
An old wooden door is just a strong, straight piece of wood. If the door is somehow unfit to carry your mattress, you can instead turn it into any number of household items like a coffee table, cabinet, or even a message board for the kids’ room.