Updating an old headboard and footboard
You will want to sand, prime and paint them in this position. Then, once the primer is dry, turn them over and prime the other side.3- Paint – Once the primer is completely dry, you can paint each side, let it dry and then turn them over and paint the other sides.
Martha Stewart learns how antique bed frames are made to fit modern sized beds from Jeffrey Jenkins of Leonard's New England.
The construction takes nearly a day of precision-oriented work, but TOH general contractor Tom Silva will help you along.
Visit How to Build a Spindle Headboard to watch the video and pick up a step-by-step guide.
Subtly accessorize with old-school charm by repurposing an old wooden door.
Though these sturdy oak, maple, chestnut and mahogany doors are typically too tall for a queen size bed, they can be cut from either end and fitted with a top of crown molding that makes for a handy display ledge.