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How To Turn a Bifold Door Into a Headboard

Howdy ya'll!! I hope y'all are having a lovely day. Well, I think Fall is on hiatus in my neck of the wood. It gets a little cool at night, but it is too warm for Fall in the daylight hours. Oh well, it is what it is. Today, I am sharing how I made a headboard for my guestroom out of an old bifold door. 

*I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 

How To Turn a Bifold Door Into A Headboard, The Decoratoraholic

After the house fire the bifold doors in the kitchen had to be replaced. So, instead of throwing them away...I decided to take one of them and make a head board out of it. 


Bifold door
cleaning solution
latex paint
paint brush
wood screws
2 x 3 x 8 board
150 grit sand paper
chop saw or jig saw, or circular saw
2 flat brackets


Clean the door up really well using some type of cleaning solution. We used TSP. Sand the door. Now, wipe any debris from sanding. Next you will prime the door using any water base primer. Allow to dry...which takes a few hours. Then you will paint the door. I tried painting the door red. So, I used semi-gloss latex paint. But ya'll will notice that the door is more of a pink color. I think it is because I used white primer. This is what I had on hand. So, my suggestion to you would be if you want to paint it red and you are painting over white might want t use a grey primer instead. I think gave this door four coats of red paint...and door still ended up being pink. I ended up really loving the color...So, I decided to live with it. Besides I think my brother was tired of painting that door. Allow the paint to dry overnight. Next you will lay the door flat with the front side facing down, then take two flat brackets and place one at each end of the door and screw them in where the door folds. This will prevent the door from folding. Then you will cut our 2 x 3 piece wood in half. And attach one piece at each ends of the door using the wood screws. Walla, you have a headboard. 

How To Turn a Bifold Door Into A Headboard, The Decoratoraholic

I am sorry, I didn't take photos of the process. I actually thought I did. 

Being a hoarder does have it's benefits...haha. I am so glad I held on to that old door. This room is still not quite done yet. But there is progress. Are you getting your DIY-ing on?  I hope that this post in some way inspire you. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in this project with me. I really appreciate it.


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