Finishing my Shutter Headboard

February 5th, 2009 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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This headboard has been finished for some time now, but I never REALLY finished it.  It didn't bother me before, but with my growing appreciation for details, I feel the need to add the final step. 

The project began with shutters that matched, and then I found I didn't have enough. But as so often happens, what first seemed a negative turned into a positive.  By using two shutters with openings I could make it work and include a personal touch.  I constructed it with a simple design and painted it flat white.  I think it has a cottage/beachy feel.  But now how to fill the 2 openings.  I could do something upholstered, or maybe glass and photos, or maybe poems (but if it goes in a cottage who knows who'll use it).  I thought even some kind of meaningful quote (ala Jenny).  But I can't quite decide, so if anyone has any thoughts, fire away.     

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, furniture, country, white, bedroom

Comments (6)

suewhitney writes: Beautiful headboard. Love,love,love. Way to go Midge!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:35 am on February 8th
fellowjunker writes: Gosh Midge....
I can't offer any advice as to what you should do because I like them open just as they are.
You did a FABULOUS job on this headboard.
xojanis Posted: 11:36 am on February 7th
irishrovr writes: I really like this! What about putting Plexiglass windows in the openings with decorated boards behind them that move up and down in a track so they can be easily changed out?

Eileen Posted: 7:18 pm on February 6th
JudyJunkster writes: This is first thought for the openings was to add old tin ceiling tiles. A mosaic made of broken china tiles would be interesting, too. Posted: 10:00 am on February 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Midge, you come up with so many really great projects. This one definitely doesn't disappoint! I think whiteflower's idea with the nautical flags would add a great touch. Plus, it sounds like it could be easily removed if the buyer wanted a different look.

Great job once again, junk friend!
Candy Posted: 8:05 am on February 6th
whiteflower writes: Hi, What a great headboard that you have made. I noticed your wonderful life ring table too. I am a big fan of this look. I love to decorate with vintage nautical signal flags. You can find them on Ebay and the reproductions are alot less expensive. Hang from the top down, right in the opening. There are rectangular shapes as well as a pennant and they come lots of great combos of red, white & blue. A blue painted oar hanging horizontal over the bed would really bring the beach cottage look together. You did a perfect job so far. Good luck. Posted: 7:51 am on February 6th
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