The guest room feels far from finished. However, I wanted to show you how the headboard turned out. A number of people gave their opinions for the headboard, but the winning style was…..the door headboard! While a lot of people (including myself) loved the cushion headboard, I felt that the door would function more like a regular headboard. If I want to move the bed, the door is not affixed to the wall as the cushion would be. Also, I got a door for free making this project ultra cheap.
With the practical stylings of my dad at work, we cut the door to fit the bed and be symmetrical. This included taking the two smallest panels of a six-panel door off and then a couple inches at the bottom. Next, we used wood glue and screws to attach 1″x4″ boards on three sides of the door. On the back side of the headboard, we attached high quality 1″x4″ hardwoods that could be attached to the metal bed frame. Finally, on the front we attached molding onto the door with a nail gun.
Here is a picture of the headboard in place:
And a close up of the headboard:
Looks like Donald approves:
By the way, I am debating using this authentic Amish-made quilt with a pink/green theme or a red/light blue theme (I have a light blue with khaki and red stripes duvet or a red and blue linen duvet). What do you think? I haven’t fallen in love with the room yet, but the headboard has made a drastic difference.