Sanctuary ~ Doors to Headboard

December 3rd, 2009 in member junk     
RustyDiva RustyDiva, member
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I guess you can tell by now that my bedroom is pink and chocolate.  My oasis, my sanctuary!
It all started with two of these yummy old doors.
Heres a close up of proof that Im a bit of a pyro!
I love the way the original finish on the doors is alligatored.  It looks like leather in person.
Here is a better picuture of the tile.  I like the mix of black and brown.  I also mixed up the papers to give it some variety.
I guess you can tell by now that my bedroom is pink and chocolate.  My oasis, my sanctuary!

I guess you can tell by now that my bedroom is pink and chocolate.  My oasis, my sanctuary!

Over the last 2 years, I have slowly been creating an oasis out of my bedroom.  It started with Ballerina pink walls and Chocolate trim.  Then came various pieces of antique furniture I've collected over the years.  What was lacking was a King size headboard and nightstand to complete my plan.  Nightstand accomplished (Nite Nite Nightstand post) and now for the headboard.  These are two thrift store doors for $6 each attached on the back with hinges.  I painted to match and added the legs off my headboard that is my address marker outside (Head on Over post).  I found plain black tiles at the thrift store for .50 each and Mod Podged scrapbook paper to them after burning the edges ~ for effect ~ and to play with matches! ha

I attached the tiles to the bed using mirror clips.  They fit perfectly into the recessed portion of the doors (top and bottom)  I also discovered that the tiles make great art for the wall too.  I can add paper to match any decor and mount one or more in a grouping.  Best thing is I get to Mod Podge again!!  Told ya I was hooked. 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Rustydiva
posted in: member junk, wood, artwork, furniture, bedroom, black, brown, cream, pink, tile

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BijouBytheBay writes: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! Your bedroom is just to "dream" for. Your headboard is the perfect companion to your Nite Nite Nightstand. The chandelier in the corner just completes it!! I just adore the whole look you have going on in your bedroom, it looks so cozy and inviting, just like the way a bedroom should ~ Susan Posted: 12:42 pm on January 4th
thefett writes: Very cool. Nice work! Posted: 12:09 am on December 30th
RustyDiva writes: Thank you everyone! Glad you like it ~ the only problem is that I don't want to get out of bed in the morning. This could cause problems since I need my job to support my junking habit! :)

Kenda Posted: 11:33 am on December 9th
CottageElements writes: Great job on the headboard! Nicely done!

Lani Posted: 9:25 pm on December 6th
junkermidge writes: Your room's really coming together -- a real sanctuary! Those doors are indeed yummy. The tiles are perfect for the recess. The headboard turned out great.
Midge Posted: 3:14 pm on December 6th
suewhitney writes: Soooo beautiful!! Great idea to use the mirror clips to attach the tiles. Nice work RD! Love your colors too...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:59 am on December 6th
alicemom writes: Kenda,
I love the alligator finish. That is just the icing on ehte cake. Well done.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:26 pm on December 4th
fellowjunker writes: Wow....well done Kenda.....your bedroom looks fabulous!!!! Love, love, love your headboard.
xojanis Posted: 1:46 pm on December 4th
oldnews writes: Very luxurious! It's beautifully done! Marie Posted: 9:35 pm on December 3rd
chippingcharm writes: Looks great...those doors were a fun find and your "embellishments" look lovely! Laurel Posted: 7:35 pm on December 3rd
MakinItHappen writes: Great idea and beautiful the way it's all coming together! Nice job! Posted: 4:49 pm on December 3rd
monakent writes: Kenda - your bedroom is LUSCIOUS!!! I love what you did with your headboard. The matching nightstand in the corner completes the room, making it appear to be homey and relaxing.

Thanks for your idea about using doors for the King Size bed. I have searched for YEARS to find a headboard for that size mattress and never found anything. Now you give me hope. Maybe after the Holidays, I can go out looking for doors for our bed (that's sounds weird, but you know what I mean, don't you???).

Excellent work, my friend, gailmarie Posted: 3:53 pm on December 3rd
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