We’ve been in our house over 6 years so of course, our master bedroom is still a work in progress. This weekend, we came one step closer to making it complete. Peter created a new headboard for us from cabinet doors and it looks awesome!
We actually had a complete bedroom set when we moved into this house, it was a massive all oak set with a huge headboard/footboard, a long dresser, tall dresser and a night stand. It worked well in our last house which was a new construction home with a huge master bedroom. It totally overwhelmed our little bedroom in our current ranch style house. So we sold it and started working on a simpler look.
We decided to do a 180 style wise and bought a dark brown/black platform style bed online. It was simple, low and a great change! We found floating shelves at Lowes that matched well and completed the functionality of the room with a tall dresser from the clearance section of a local furniture store.
All we lacked was a headboard. But do you really need a headboard?
But it sure does make a difference! We joked last night that it felt like sleeping in a fancy hotel room.
We just started thinking about a headboard. It was a Want not a Need so we waited. We planned to take our time and find the right headboard at a great price. We also flirted with the idea of making one…
Peter did a little exploring online and realized that making a headboard from cabinet doors might be a great option. He sorted through the random extra cabinets he has stashed in the garage (All cast offs bound for the dumpster from Peter’s old job) and found a set of 42” cabinet doors that matched perfectly! And the length worked great too. He even used extra cabinet shelves as the supports, making it a completely free project! Score!!
- He started by screwing the supports to the bed frame. Pre-drilling first to make it easier.
- Then he clamped the headboard to the supports for a snug fit.
- He then screwed the supports to the headboard. Again he pre-drilled first.
- He also used his level throughout the process to make sure the headboard remained square.
We really lucked out having a color that already matched our furniture. Obviously if you scored free cabinet doors that didn’t match you could always paint or stain them first!