Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cheap Furniture

 Since the turn-the-old-door-into-a-headboard worked fairly well in the guest room, we're thinking of doing something similar with our bed. I went down to the garage yesterday to ponder our options.

Our current bed is a few inches wider than the tallest door so I'm wondering if a combo of two or three doors might work well.


  1. Marcilla11:38 AM

    What if you added some moulding to the edges of largest door. It would give you the necessary width and if you paint the whole thing anyway, it could be unnoticable in the end.

  2. Excellent idea. I think this calls for a trip to ole Home Depot.

  3. Alternatively, a recycling place (does Seattle have a good recycling place with old architectural supplies?), would have some good thick posts/spindles. You could easily attach them to the door. Or, just get 4"x4" posts at home depot and attach them to the sides of the door (doubling as stands for the headboard). Those would look super cute, especially if you put finials on top!

  4. (and super weird, because I have my own bed frame project this weekend!! Photos to come...)

  5. Clearly I need to consult with my online design team before I start work. You guys are a gold mine of information! And yes, we have ReStore, which is teaming with great discarded stuff.

    Can't wait to see pictures of your bed project.