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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Repurposed doors headboard




I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was wonderful and was spent with my son and my parents here at my home. I'm sorry to have the season come to an end, but I also enjoy clearing out the decorations and beginning the new year with a fresh clean look

I have been searching Craig's List for the past several month's hoping to find some old doors to use as
a headboard. Well Wednesday I finally hit pay dirt!!! I found a gentleman  who had  12 doors that he used as wall partitions in his t-shirt shop. They were kept indoors and because so, were very clean. The original price was $60 each or $50.00 each if I bought 2 more. He kindly agreed to sell them to me for $40.00 each so for $120.00 I built this fabulous headboard!!

I screwed a tin ceiling tile on the diagonal to give it some more interest. (I'm hoping hubby will use the magnetic surface to leave me little love notes ) And then to add even more character, I scrounged the pediment above them from my studio. (It looks better here anyway.)

I'm thrilled with the way it turned out! I'd like to eventually replace the side lamps with some swing arm lamps mounted to the doors so reading in bed will be  a little easier.

I hope you have a happy and safe New Year celebration!! It's gonna be a great year, I can feel it in my bones!!!!

I'm linking up with Becky over at

66 comments:

pballard said...

You scored! Great find! Great Job! Love it so much! Happy New Year!

Barbara Mason said...

Beautiful score and arrangement! I love that your Hubby lets you roll with you visions....

cindy craine said...

It looks great chica' way to go!!! Now if you could only build me some shelves!! I'm glad to see you're having a great holiday, hope to see u soon,xoxoxox-cin

Cyn said...

Very beautiful Karen!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Well, could that be any nicer looking? I think not! So, so lovely! You are one creative gal! I can't imagine how long it is going to take you to un-decorate your lovely house. :o)

Blessings for a creative 2013!!!!

Valery said...

Wow! What a beautiful job you did. This is amazing and I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

Wow, it looks so nice. I love how you did it.

Amy said...

Marvelous creation!! Looks beautiful.
Hugs

Elizabeth Johnson said...

They look great! Beautiful

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks great--turned out perfect!

Karen B. said...

Oh sweet Karen ..... it is stunning and beautiful. You must be very happy and rightfully so!!
LOVE IT!!
hugs and much love
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

ImagiMeri said...

Oh Karen, it's gorgeous!!! Guess what??? I have some swingarm lights I'm going to be getting rid of because I've got a new bed, too! I'd be happy to give them to you. They are an oiled bronze color, but I know you could change that to anything you wanted. The shades are a taupe color with a beaded fringe of smokey colored and clear beads.

We should hook up soon. Let me know if you want a picture of them, and I'll send one to you.

Happy new year!

Hugs,
Meri

audrey said...

L,O,V,E !!!!!! Been wanting to do this for ages ~ hard to find doors for the right price. You did great. It looks wonderful. How did you attach the doors to the wall or are they just leaning?
Beautiful!!!!
audrey

Jo said...

fabulous find!!! and your headboard looks amazing!

sweet violets said...

Oh, that is so sweet........great find!!!

Monica said...

Really lovely, I DO love your duvet cover, too!
Hugs from here,
Monica xo

The English Romantic said...

Fab-u-lous Karen, love the way it looks and at a great price too.
I'm sure there will be love notes a plenty!!
Happy 2013, as you say it's looking good.
Angela.x

Hofje van Harkstede said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm searching voor a new bed, but I never thought of this. Maybe I must look for some old doors too. Have I nice old years eve and a happy new Year.

Erika said...

Oh Karen I LOVE your headboard, great upcycling.
Happy New Year, hugs Erika.

gracie said...

Very pretty....

Lavender Cottage said...

What an unusual headboard, I love it! The pediment adds a nice touch.
Judith

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning! I'm green with envy!!
Alison x

Designed Decor said...

Very pretty, what a find!


DeDe@DesignedDecor

Tracie Dean said...

Gorgeous!! You did an amazing job. Sometimes things are worth the wait! I am so glad it turned out for you.

It totally looks like a designer piece.

Happy Holidays
Tracie

The French Bear said...

Karen, that is so beautiful!!! It looks stunning, I love the way you decorate....so peaceful and calm, gorgeous!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xxx

Creative Wings Boutique said...

karen that is fabulous....i am hoping 2013 will be wonderful also

Art and Sand said...

Amazing! I used an old gate for a headboard in my daughter's room years ago, but we ended up needing the gate in the garden.

I hope your husband reads your blog so he will know about the love notes idea.

Happy New Year

Anne said...

Karen I LOVE your headboard! So unique and beautiful! What a steal too!
xx
Anne

fairykin said...

I love those kind of finds don't you?
Do you attach your heavy items to the wall or do you just lean them? I lean everything, but sometimes it is dangerous.

Missy George said...

You should be thrilled..They look great..Happy NY..

Faded Charm said...

I absolutely LOVE your headboard made from old doors. It fits you room perfectly! I also am drawn to your bedding....where is it from? Beautiful:-)

I'm going to be contacting you soon to talk about my Etsy.

Take care and Happy New Year,
Kathleen

Kathy said...

Wow Karen,
I love the doors and such a great find. The Patina is perfect and your added touches complete the look.

I am redoing my house and the headboard is just one of my needed projects. I will be on the look out for doors.
Thanks for sharing.
Kathy

Artistic Diva said...

I am a new reader of your blog and find your artistic style inspiring...thanks for sharing your passion and inspiring others in the journey.

Artistic Diva said...

I am a new reader and love your artistic style. thank you for inspiring me in the creative journey.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, Your headboard is beautiful! Congrats on a great job.

Maureen said...

Wonderful Karen! You have such a great eye... love it.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Sheila said...

Hi Karen!
Loving those doors, especially the way you hung all 3 together like that and then your sweet touches too. I am so ready for my house to become normal again, I still have a few more things to pack away. I am looking forward to getting to work on TG stuff as well, lets talk soon to finish up....I am available all week as of right now :)

Smiles,
Sheila

ScrappinHappyxo said...

Gorgeous!!! Your bed looks so cool and relaxing, love it :)
- Jeanette

slowlaneblog.com said...

That looks so beautiful. What a great find. Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year

Erika said...

Being a new follower i am just blown away with your creations!! I Never would have thought to use doors as a headboard, I've seen doors used as desks.. Beautiful work!! Happy New Years!

Sandy said...

I love the stunning simplicity of your new headboard. Have the happiest of new year's Karen!

sharon said...

Wow! I am in love! This is outrageous, in a great way of course! You are so talented, thank you for sharing. I found your blog thru Vicki, and I am so happy to be finding brilliant new artists of all types! Your blog is beautiful!

vicki said...

Oh Karen-- I think we would all just love to Kay our heads next to a beautiful headboard such as this-- your creation is just genius-- and so lovely!

I'm sending all my love and best wishes to you as we enter this bright new year--- may you be blessed.
Xoxo
Vicki

Rhonda said...

Well, you did score! I never find anything on Craig's List, never! Did he have more? LOL

Now, that's a bedroom, love love love. Stunning room, Karen.

Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

This is SO beautiful!! Pinning!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

Belladonna said...

Amazing, like a bed for a fairy princess!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Looooooooooooooove

Rhiannon Rising said...

Wow. Great job with these doors. They look absolutely perfect!

Connie said...

I LOVE YOUR HEADBOARD :)
Here's to a clean fresh new year . . . May it be filled with self-discovery and expression.
I'll be following and peeking in to see what creative ideas pop into your head.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Vintage Street Designs said...

WOW Karen...I am so impressed!!! Your headboard turned out beautiful. I'm a little bit jealous 'cause I still don't have one! Happy New Year! HUGS ~ Judy

Lizzard said...

I have seen alot of door headboards but this is by far the prettiest. The added tin I think makes it so much more interesting. Beautiful!

Riki Schumacher said...

It is going to be a great year Karen!! And I LOVE your head board, so cool. xoxo Riki

Holly Shaw said...

I am inspired (and by that I mean jealous) of that beautiful headboard. Thanks for the insight on how you achieved it. Isn't imitation the highest form of flattery?

Truly it is beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

Haleighanna

Heidi said...

This is so sweet- love the look of it! After I have spent 6 months on your blog I want to repurpose my entire home to shabby chic cottage. LOL- don't think hubby will be too "agreeable".

Counting Your Blessings said...

LOVE them! We use lots of old doors in our displays for shows. My husband just loves having to cart them around for me. =}

Blessings... Polly
p.s. Thanks so much for joining the Lovely Blogs collection.

Amy Kinser said...

Gorgeous!!! It's all wonderful!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I adore the whole package...the bedding and doors...so beautiful!

♥Linsey

Marti Cooper said...

So beautiful! I would love to have a headboard like that! I'm hosting a craft party at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase if you would like to participate, I'd love for you to join in! :)

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

Happy New Year!
Marti

Pendra said...

Oooooh yeah! You really turned these into the prettiest re-purposed headboard ever! I am green with envy and sooooo jealous! I have been looking since August for a couple of doors and you scored 3, you lucky gal! I'm gonna give up and buy new and make them look old, if I don't find some soon. But now I have to get 3, not 2... thanks alot!!! Really, thanks for the inspiration, it turned out so beautiful!
Hugs,
Pendra

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fantastic! Love the look!

Jamie -Better With Age said...

So beautiful! I love your whole bedroom. The duvet is gorgeous and the headboard turned out great!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

This turned out beautifully! Worth the wait I suppose?

suzyq said...

That is by far the most beautiful " door " headboard I have ever seen - what an incredible job!!!
I'm definitely your newest follower
( would love a follow back when you have the time )
Going to go dream about making something like this now )
XOX

Pendra said...

I keep coming back to this post over and over. Your bedroom is so GORGEOUS! I not only love the headboard, but I adore the paint treatment running along the top of the wall...did you use a stencil? I am trying to paint and decorate an entire house we just purchased last summer and not one single room is done...I think I need to pick one room and just put all my energy into it. And I think your bedroom has inspired me to work on ours!
Hugs,
Pendra

Adriana Alaniz said...

amazing setting! love the vintage doors and what a great deal. I have a beautiful collection of antique Mexican doors from the 1800's about 300 hundred. headboard is a big deal just FYI stay away from lead paint on vintage doors very common. inspect before placing in your home. My doors are in Houston at Barrio Antiguo.

Angela Swanson said...

This headboard of old doors is probably the most stylish and beautiful I have seen. I am planning an up-cycle restyle of my bedroom in a few months. I am definitely going do this.

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