UPDATE: See the result here!
Last week, I went to Ikea with the intention of purchasing this bed frame, but it wouldn’t fit in my car, so I decided to make my own headboard to go with the very basic bed frame that I have already. I went exploring in Vancouver’s New Westminster neighbourhood, and found a really cool old door that just fit in my car. I still wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, until I stumbled upon the très cool FAT Paint store, and my mind was made up. I was going to faux distress the door in a cool turquoise colour! And then put it up! And make some mason jar lamps to go with it! And use these new sheets that I bought at Ikea!
Brad at FAT Paint was great at helping me select my paint, and explained everything that I needed to do to paint my door. It took four days to get everything done, and overall I’m pretty pleased with the result. Sanding indoors was messy, but rainy British Columbia doesn’t really give me many other options. I could have done a better job preparing the door for painting if I’d had more space, but the quality of the paint pretty well covered my mistakes. I also broke the door somehow, but it ads to its cool distressed look.
Unfortunately, my project has stalled. I can’t figure out how to put up the door, or which way I want to hang my new lamps. So, my sheets are still in the bag, and my door is now propped up on the wall next to my bed (it actually looks pretty cool there!), and eventually I’ll figure out the next steps and post pictures of the finished product!