I finished the sunburst mirror and all for under my $20 goal...
the mirror was $3
the BBQ skewers were $2.15
the metallic silver spray paint by Rust-oleum was $6.99
So grand total is...$12.14!!
Pretty good, right?? I'm smiling BIG, W-I-D-E, HUGE right now... the store bought one in that size would have cost around $140, yeah, I'm happy!
and...here it is....
All I have to do now is hang it up over our headboard...
Speaking of headboards... here's my DIY...
I know what you're thinking...UMM, hello??? That's a door!!
Well, it used to be a door...now its a HEADBOARD!!
Want to see how???
Here we go...
First: find an old door...if you're lucky like me, it happens like this:
you 1st decide to replace your bedroom door & then DING...idea!!!
Why buy plywood or whatever when you can recycle your old door...it was the perfect width for our future king size bed...we have a queen right now...anyway
Second: you go on a seemingly endless search for fabric...have I mentioned how expensive fabric can be?? well, it can, but again if you're lucky like me, you get sick one day & when you are at Target waiting for your prescription, you run across these in the clearance aisle:
My old door measures 30x80 so this 54x95 drape is PERFECT!!
The next thing I needed was foam & batting for my upholstered filling...that was the shocker in this whole process...I went to Joann's Fabric's in Morgan Hill & I looked at the price...$29.99 a yard!! YIKES!!!! That would have come out to more than $60!! WOW!!...foam is E.X.P.E.N.S.I.V.E!! I quickly put it back & kept on thinkin'...it was just too much once you added in all the other things I would need...bummer, was I going to have to scrap my beautifully imagined upholstered headboard???
To console myself I went to HomeGoods in Gilroy...there I found...
However, I was stressed a bit because it wasn't quite long enough for my old door..the mattress pad measured 72 inches long...8 inches short! Luckily though it was 45 inches wide, so all I did was cut off some width and added it to my length...like this:
So, looking pretty good so far, yeah??
OK, next I wrapped the foam covered door with batting..I bought one queen size quilt batting for $15.99..no clearance..darn it!
Now its time to make it beautiful by wrapping it in the striped drape...I couldn't take pictures of that step because I needed both hands..in fact I needed four, so the husband had to help me with the stapling on that one...
So I ended up with...drumroll, please....
again, I have to say I LOOOOVE!!!
Now obviously, its leaning against the wall there...I needed a way to hang it...so off I went to Ace Hardware...
I bought Flush Mount Hangers for $2.97
Old door: FREE
Mattress Pad: $29
Spray Glue: FREE
Grand Total: $64.76 (+tax of course)
There's that BIG, W-I-D-E, HUGE smile again!
I just painted our bedroom so I haven't hung the headboard yet...here it is wedged between the wall and the mattress
You know, people laughed when I said I was making my own headboard...I heard a lot of REALLY?? and HOW??
Of course that only made me more determined...and I did it..I bet you could too...
Still not a great picture becasue I took it with my phone. Please ignore the messy pillows.