Converted Door Headboard

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Dutch Boy® Cabinet, Door & Trim paint (2 colors)

Wooden interior door

Decorative trim molding(precut the height of the door)

Flat paintbrush

Mini woven roller cover and roller frame

Mini trays

Painter's tape

Wood filler

Putty knife

Wood glue or all-purpose adhesive

Fine- to medium-grit sandpaper


Finishing nails

Clean, damp cloth



STEP 1: Prep the door by filling oversized areas, such as doorknob holes, with a piece of wood cut to size and glued into place; fill smaller holes with wood filler and the putty knife to create a smooth surface; allow to dry completely.

STEP 2: Use wood glue to adhere decorative molding to the top of the outward facing part of the door; wipe away excess glue with clean, damp cloth; insert finishing nails with the hammer every few inches; apply wood filler over nail holes.

STEP 3: Lightly sand any rough or glossy surfaces; wipe with clean, damp cloth to remove dust or debris.

STEP 4: Using the mini woven roller, paint the outer frame; use the flat brush to paint the decorative trim and hard-to-reach areas with the first paint color; allow paint to dry 24 hours.

STEP 5: Affix painter's tape just outside each door panel; using the flat brush, paint the recessed panels with the second color.

Optional: Apply a second coat of paint for added coverage.

STEP 6: Remove painter's tape while paint is still damp; clean up any mistakes with the clean, damp cloth; allow paint to dry, following suggested drying time on paint can label.

STEP 7: Install headboard.

Wall: Urchin Shell 220-3DB
Headboard Trim: White 003W