Inspired By Gretchen - Old Garage Door HeadboardDecember 8th, 2008 in member junk
I found an old garage door in Port Angeles, WA. It was painted the most hideous battleship gray color and covered with dust & dirt but the price was right and I thought it had good bones… After years of sitting in our barn in WA and then our garage in CA, I decided to take the time and refinish it.
Like many amazing refinishing projects, the results were just fabulous. We discovered it is made out of fir and pine and stripped and sanded one side down to the bare wood. As we unearthed the other side, we found it was stained in this deep beautiful red color with bits of yellow/umber paint (perhaps it came off an old Shell station??). We were careful not to strip this side too far as the color was just amazing. We finished it and propped it behind our couch in the living room, loving it for the last year or so.
THEN, I saw Gretchen’s headboard post and thought, “hmmmmm, that door might look pretty neat as a headboard..!” So, we moved the bed at an angle and positioned it in the middle of the windows. I even found a vintage headboard lamp at the swap meet yesterday that casts a great warm light at night.
Thank you for the inspiration Gretchen. LOVE IT!
Pattern or design used: Inspired by Gretchen
posted in: member junk, eclectic, industrial, furniture, bedroom, red