DIY Door Headboard

A queen-size bed structure can quickly set you returning $2,000. A restored door? This one cost about $25. Of course, switching it into a head board did require some work: cutting the entrance down to dimension, including chair-rail casting to the top, cleaning on a few layers of color. But you could pay a pro to do the hard work and still come out forward — at which point, you get to lie returning and depend up your good deeds: You’ve reprocessed an structural castoff that did not are entitled to to be removed, stored lots of cash, and designed one truly exclusive part of furnishings. All information that should help you rest easier.



STEP 1: Select a real timber entrance, ideally with a style factor like paneling, that’s a few inches extensive higher than your bed is extensive. If your entrance is a long time, you’ll need to cut it down with a energy saw.* Figure out where to cut by placement the entrance back and forth at the go of the bed; any attractive information should be based.

STEP 2: Complete any gaps in the entrance with timber putty, then sand with medium-grade emery paper and clean down with a wet fabric. Turn the entrance side to side and select one long side to be the top of the head board. Saw* a part of chair-rail casting so it’s the same length; connect it with timber adhesive. Once the adhesive is dry, sort several completing claws across the top of the casting to protected.

STEP 3: Cover the head board with primer; let dry, then colour with two layers of semigloss in a shade of your option. (If your entrance has sections, consider artwork them a supporting colour.) We used Farrow & Ball’s Wimborne White-colored and Babouche

STEP 4: Hold the head panel on your walls so that at least 50 percent is noticeable above your cushions. Cure the entrance as if it were a large mirror: Attach two D-rings into its back, just below the casting and a few inches wide in from either part. Expand heavy-duty image cable between the jewelry and perspective to protected. Sort an image connect that can keep up to 100 bodyweight into the walls and also.


To further assistance the panel, evaluate the range from the ground to the end of the entrance. Saw* three items of two-by-two wood to that duration (to fit between the end of the head panel and the floor). Attach each cedar into the walls (one at each end of the panel, one in the middle) to help assistance the headboard’s bodyweight. Rest tight!





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DIY Advent calendar

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It’s very easy, I protected a piece of foam panel with dark paper I calculated and pierced (with a pen tip) 24 gaps in the card panel.

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I put two small candies in each balloon. Another option would be to slip a piece of paper with a message … but my kids prefer candy.

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After inflating the balloons, you must pass the nodes through the holes made ​​in the foam board. 

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I stuck a rope to the back because I want to hang it, but you can also place it on a cabinet. The last thing to do is, obviously, to write the dates on the balloons, I just used a permanent marker.

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DIY kid stool

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What will you need: Here is a simple idea to transform a plastic bucket (yes, again!) into a small stool for children. It’s pretty quick to make. You’ll need a clean paint bucket, a piece of plywood (3mm thick), a jigsaw, sandpaper, glue and varnish.

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At first cut about 6″ from the bottom of the bucket. Then cut 4 arches around the bucket. It should not be so large. Cut the arches with a jigsaw and then polish the edges.

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Cut a circle the same size as the bottom of the bucket, sand and varnish it. Then glue it on the bucket.  

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And voila, a nice little stool for brushing teeth or catching a candy in the cabinet. Plastic bucket has limited resistance, so the stool works great for small children.