I bought this cabinet door from the "as-is" department at IKEA. I picked it up for $3(love those deals!!) Initially it had 2 additional squares that I chopped off so I could use it for the top of a coffee table. We used it for a while until Emmie gave us an old door that we wanted to use instead.
The cabinet door has been hanging out in my garage for a couple of months so I thought I'd try and turn it into a shelf/headboard for my daughter's room.
It's a pretty easy project if you have the right tools!
I set an 8'' mdf board next to the door and played around with drawing sides until I figured out one that I liked. I cut it out with a bandsaw and traced a matching one for the other side.
I chopped the edges of a 10'' board at a 45 degree angle with a miter and routed the top side.
Before I put it all together, I drilled hanging holes in the top side of the cabinet door.
I put wood glue on all of the edges and tacked them into place with a pneumatic nail gun.
Here's a shot of the previous headboard.
And here's the headboard shelf hanging above her bed.
I love how much it brightens and cheers up the room!
Hopefully Liv will like it too!