90 year old door made into a headboard to fit both a king size and queen size bed frame.


The Decorator we worked with asked us to make the headboard to fit both a king size and a queen size bed, After cleaning and sealing the front of the door we painted the other trim details using a color still visible from one of the original paints on the door.
This headboard's new home.  The Decorator did a wonderful job with this color palette.  It looks so comfy!
This headboard's new home. The Decorator did a wonderful job with this color palette. It looks so comfy!
Designed to fit both a king size and a queen size bed.
Designed to fit both a king size and a queen size bed.
We color-matched one of the remaining colors on the from then painted the added trim, legs and shelf.  Both the Customer and our Team were very happy with the results.
We color-matched one of the remaining colors on the from then painted the added trim, legs and shelf. Both the Customer and our Team were very happy with the results.
Ready for Customer pickup.
Ready for Customer pickup.
This is one of the few pics of me when I'm not covered in sawdust.
This is one of the few pics of me when I'm not covered in sawdust.

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  • Pek33703523
    on Jun 29, 2018

    What is the wall paint color? I love the headboard too.

  • Janet McCarraher
    on Jul 23, 2018

    How did you secure the posts to the door?

    • Vintage Headboards
      on Jul 23, 2018

      Good morning Janet - we secure the legs using heavy-duty screws. We offer a full set of plans on our website if you are interested.

  • Michelle
    on Aug 20, 2018

    What did you use to seal it with? I have the door but husband is concerned with lead paint and need to make sure it is sealed well

    • Vintage Headboards
      on Aug 20, 2018

      We have always used a water-based Polycrylic and polyurethane will yellow things. You should use a respirator when working with these old doors. You have to inhale, (according to what I've read online) quite a bit to get sick.

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