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DIY Door Headboard

Remember this fall when I did a bedroom makover in one afternoon?  See my blog post BEDROOM MAKEOVER.  Well, my husband and I finally got around to making the door an official headboard.  Check out how we did it!

First, I took off the hardware & Doug cut one end of the door off to make each side the same length.

Then we measured the 1x4 that will be used for the top of the headboard. This will be the LAST piece that we add because it will hide the brackets that help secure the headboard to the wall.

We added this simple trim on the face & sides of the door. The angles weren't too hard to cut. Pretty easy with the help of a miter saw!

To secure the bottom of theheadboard, we took a 2x3 and drilled it into the wall. We sat the door on top of the 2x3 & screwed them together. For the top, we attached these brackets to the back of the door and then screwed the top of the bracket into the wall.

To finish, we nailed the 1x4 to the very top, that way it covers up the brackets we just screwed into the wall!!

I forgot to take a picture of how I distressed the headboard. I painted the entire door white and then took a dark brown paint and went around all of the corners with a small brush. At times, I painted in random spots and then wiped it off with a paper towel to give it a worn, smudged look! No sanding involved to get it to look this way! Can't beat it!

My bedroom is complete! YaY!!

Big thanks to “my man” for helping me complete this project!

~Lara

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{Holiday Homes Tour}

This HoLiDaY Scott and I were asked if we would participate in our town’s Holiday Homes Tour to help raise money for a non-profit animal shelter, called the Castaways.   How could we say “No”?  WaLtEr our chocolate lab is a rescue dog.  So here is a sample of what people saw on the tour:

On the front porch were these chairs with a sign that said "LeT It SnOw". The weather man must have thought it said "Rain" rather than "Snow", and rain it did all day long!! However, it only added to the ambiance - cozy and warm inside with Lara's aromatic potpourri filling the house, Christmas music, lots of Christmas lights, and a crackling fire!!

The Front Door.

The Entry.

A greeting to all who visited!

Walter stole the show by sitting in this very spot all after noon with his reindeer head band. And yes, the K-State footbal game played (on mute) durng the open house! They won and are headed to the Cotton Bowl!! Yay!! - (I had to include that since Scott, Lara, and her husband, Doug are all K-State alums and very proud Wildcats!! :) )

What a sport!

Kitchen #1.

Kitchen #2.

Eating Nook.

Looking out on our back porch.

Staircase. (Sorry to state the obvious!)

Mud Room.

Master Bath.

Upstair Bath.

Girl's Bedroom.

Guest Bedroom.

In case you were hoping to see the Master Bedroom, that’s another post I will share in January (hopefully).  I spent a couple of months doing a room make-over and want to show you my finished product!!  StAy TuNeD!!

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