Our new bedroom got a big new feature this week.
A barn door headboard!
If you saw my Wordless Wednesday post yesterday, you already knew that. I titled the post "True Love", and while I really really like our new headboard, I was referring to the handyman husband who didn't bat an eye at the idea and who was able to build and install the barn door in two evenings. So yeah, HE's my true love, not the barn door!
My husband made it from pieces of an old fence that was on our property.
That's what we used for the nursery valance too!
I love its imperfections!
It's very weathered and rustic which was just what we wanted.
We added this wrought iron headboard to give it more interest--and to keep us from getting too close to all of that rustic goodness behind it!
My husband mounted the barn door directly to studs in the wall, then attached the wrought iron headboard as well.
Side note: I love ORB spray paint! The finish on the headboard that I've had for almost 10 years always bugged me. It was gray with white splotches and a really rough finish. Well, 15 minutes and a can of hammered metal oil rubbed bronze spray paint and it's perfect! Why didn't I know about this 10 years ago?!
Cost of the project:
- wood for barn door--free on property
- tools and screws--already on hand
- wrought iron headboard--already owned
- can of ORB spray paint--$4
- handyman capable of executing said project: PRICELESS!!
We're getting close to finishing our bedroom. Only a couple projects left! Stay tuned!