Who is ready for summer?? I sure know our family is. Today my daughter has her last day of kindergarten. I look back on these past few months and I think of how much she has changed and grown. She has made us so proud with all of her hard work in school and has shown us so much determination and love of learning. How did this year go so fast? I have no idea! But one thing I do know is that I can not wait for her to be home with us all summer!!!!!And speaking of summer, we just signed up for a new gym that has some pretty amazing amenities and an awesome pool with waterslides!!! My girls LOVE it! So that is where most of our days will be spent. Livin the pool life this summer! Wahooo.Anyway, let’s get back to the real reason I am writing this blog post. Today as part of our monthly thrift store blog hop, I want to share our Master Bedroom refresh using thrift store doors!!! Make sure to read to the end to see all of the other ladies thrift store transformations!!!Me and the hubs were wanting to do something fun on the wall behind our bed. I always love having a room with a fun accent wall. So we brainstormed and decided what we wanted and that is when the hubs decided he would build us a bed frame too! We kind of decided to go big on this one and make a real statement.Our first step was finding what we wanted. So we went to our all time favorite store, Habitat Restore! If you haven’t been to one, you need to go now if there is one by you! It is the best place for a DIYer to go and find all the things to upcycle.We knew we wanted to make a King size bed so we needed the doors to be equal or a little larger than the width of the bed which was 76″ wide. We found 3 perfect doors that we wanted to use. The best part is they only cost us $65 total. To us, $65 for a statement piece was well worth it!
We brought them home and I scrubbed them down with cleaner. I originally thought I was going to try to make them look chippy but it didn’t really go in my favor. I was having a really hard time getting the look I wanted so when I sat back and thought about what to do, I decided to go and use my tried and true faux wood technique.
First we got them on the wall and aligned them how we wanted them. We chose to hang them right above our current trim. My husband made cuts in the door so we didn’t cover the outlets and then we were ready to hang them. He first found the studs in the wall and made sure he had some pretty long screws to get them attached. I held them as he screwed directly into the door to the wall. We didn’t mind seeing the screws because we are going for a more rustic vibe in here anyway.
Once they were hung I decided to go ahead and start painting them. So I started with Mineral chalk paint by Waverly(a cool toned light gray) and when that was dry I followed by using the antiquing wax and brushing it on. Then I dry brushed a ton of white chalk paint on them to give them an older feel. I ended up going back and doing more antiquing wax to get this look. See my recent post on how to do the faux wood technique HERE.It was a bunch of work but mostly due to my mess ups before I actually figured out what I was doing. And now he have a fun accent wall in our Master Bedroom that brings so much character to this room! I hope y’all enjoyed this fun project of ours and I hope we can inspire you!
Check these lovely ladies blogs out to see what they transformed!
A Heart Filled Home our lovely host Leslea!
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