I’m in love with my new antique door headboard!
This was a six-panel solid door cut down to fit a queen bed. We added 2×4 supports to each end under the door, then framed the 3 sides out with 1x4s. I picked out some beautiful embellished molding and added crown molding along with a 1×6 at the top. Wood glued, air nailed, sealed up all crevices. The first coat was painted with General Finishes Empire Gray, then here and there in the pieces with Vintage Market Chateau, and topped it off with two thin coats of Dixie Bell Fluff. I gave it a light sanding then wet distressed to bring some of the gray layers through. The panels and molding were dressed up with Dixie Bell Grunge Glaze, the funnest part. Two coats of Dixie Bell Gator for the finishing touch to help protect all this work for the long run. In