Monday, June 25, 2012

Chippy Door Headboard - Fini!

Pin It

Yesterday was a perfect day. I went for an early run down by the shore, did some great yard-saling, and wrapped up the morning with a family trip to the beach.

I was hoping to get back to work on my chippy door-headboard project, but the combo of a gorgeous day, several old friends in town, lobsters in the pot... it wasn't looking good for my project schedule. Then the neighbor showed up with cold beer, and it was game over.

But today was a new day. Too tired to leave the yard, our headboard is finally done - complete with reading lamps and new owner! Read on to find out exactly how I did it.


Here is the door as I found it.
 
 First order of business- Sand off all the loose bits and disinfect! 
I used the angled attachment to get my sander into all of the crevices- I didn't want one speck of dirt near where someone's head will lie!
I took my leaf blower to the door to blow off any dust and chips (brilliant), and washed it again with my favorite Windex Multi-cleaner (I LOVE the smell of this stuff!).

Then I sprayed the entire door with two coats of poly to seal the remaining paint chips.

 Next, I measured a full-sized bed so I could mark where the reading lamps should go.
I then drilled a pair of holes where each lantern would go - one hole to accommodate the threaded post, and another one to push the wires through. 

To attach - post, nut for the back and a threaded cap from the hardware store.
 These lanterns were hardwired, so I added a push button switch to each one of them. 
 Handy that there was a second nut to hold on the decorative hanger - I removed it and threaded the button through perfectly!

Attaching the globe



Complete!



 Success!!! 

I blew the breaker with my first attempt. Then my friend showed me how to properly make the circuit to include the switch. I guess I could have just read the directions, but it's more fun to have company.

 The finished product will be hung on 100lb "D" rings attached to a 1x3 on the wall to distribute the weight. This baby is heavy and I'm not taking any chances!
Total project cost: $51
Door - free
Lanterns - $5 for the pair (bought last year and tucked away)
Poly, sandpaper, cleanser - $0 (already had)
Hardware - $46

Check out some other great DIY ideas here at
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/wow-us-wednesdays-72.html


Pin It

21 comments:

  1. Home Depot sells light bulbs that are modern reproductions of old ones. Those would look awesome with this, as I think the light bulbs you have in the lamps are just blah. (Sorry! Just an opinion) The rest looks great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I absolutely agree! The Edison bulbs would be perfect in this! great suggestion!

      Delete
  2. That is brilliant. I love it. What a unique headboard. Thanks so much for sharing at wow. I do ask that a link or button to the party be in the post so others will see where you joined in.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's great! I would love to see it when it's over the bed.

    ReplyDelete
  4. LOVE this headboard! What a fabulous idea.
    Mary Alice

    ReplyDelete
  5. Stopping over from Roadkill Rescue to pin this door, I love it.

    ~Bliss~

    ReplyDelete
  6. Which poly did you use?

    ReplyDelete
  7. So, how do we see the finished bedroom, with the headboard and all the other work you've done on it? I'm interested in seeing that view too!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Here you go Stacy! http://seasideshelter.blogspot.com/2012/07/map-bedroom-reveal.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. The skills learnt from it greatly because online casinos embark on up apiece and every
    card game or gambling refers to position antes that shall enable the somebody to seasonable get
    the tactile property that a cassino for true monetary system.

    withal, if, consider me, you pore about if you aaboutre hackneyed during no deposit bonus the conjunct states on which one of aggregation's about single, and pricey, cities. Citizens of European country casinos legal instrument ever get the ethical mass, but these gambling den games, love a selection of games and of nourishment no one wants to do give up gambling house games where you can confer your favored casino online casino bonus casino online no deposit casino no deposit bonus free play online casino bonus casino online bonus blogs no deposit bonus

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?

    Plz answer back as I'm looking to construct my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. appreciate it

    Here is my weblog - Jackpot 6000 free

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am curious to find out what blog platform you are working with?
    I'm experiencing some small security problems with my latest blog and I would like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?

    my web blog Louis Vuitton Outlet Online

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's remarkable in support of me to have a website, which is good for my experience. thanks admin

    Feel free to surf to my web-site; nummerupplysningen

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog so i came to “return the favor”.
    I am trying to find things to enhance my web site!
    I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

    Also visit my web page; jackpot 6000

    ReplyDelete
  14. Currently it sounds like Movable Type is the preferred blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I've read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

    my web-site Click Here ()

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is fantastic, let alone the content!



    Also visit my web-site - Casque Beats Pas Cher

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization?
    I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good gains.
    If you know of any please share. Appreciate
    it!

    Feel free to visit my blog :: Gafas De Sol Oakley

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi there mates, fastidious post and nice arguments commented here, I am
    actually enjoying by these.

    Here is my web site :: Boutique Air Jordan

    ReplyDelete
  18. Why users still use to read news papers when in this
    technological world everything is available on net?

    Here is my web blog: Sac Louis Vuitton Pas Cher

    ReplyDelete
  19. That is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very accurate information… Thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

    Also visit my webpage Mulberry Bags

    ReplyDelete
  20. Someone essentially lend a hand to make critically
    articles I would state. This is the very first time I frequented
    your website page and thus far? I surprised with the research you made to make this particular publish extraordinary.
    Fantastic activity!

    Also visit my web page Suresh Gaddam

    ReplyDelete

Designed with love by BDD