Before & After: $10 Door Transformed

published Sep 2, 2011
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Tired of living with the unfinished look of a “king size bed on a cheap metal frame just pushed up against the wall”, Kristen knew she wanted to add a headboard but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Enter her local secondhand store, Buffalo ReUse, where Kristen went to browse for inspiration. At only $10, this solid wood door was a great find, one Kristen knew she could use to transform the look of her bedroom.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Kristen selected this door for its simple lines and its symmetry. A little work with filler and caulk to clean up the joints and hide the evidence of the door hardware, and a few coats of paint, and Kristen was ready to hang her new headboard. With the help of husband Craig, and a furring strip at the base of the headboard, Kristen transformed the look of her bedroom. This creative reuse of an old door is proof that even a small and inexpensive change can have a big impact on a living space.

For more details on this project, check out her post Installing My Headboard over at My Covered Bridge.