From Barn Door To Headboard

March 31st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The master bedroom is getting decorated slowly, but surely. We converted the unfinished attic into a master suite, which means every bit of furniture that goes in it, has to make it up a somewhat narrow flight of stairs and through the ground floor doorway first. We learned our lesson the hard way when we attempted to move our queen size box spring up and the movers said there was just no way it was making it. Needless to say, we had to go buy a 2 part box spring later that week. 

Another piece of furniture that had no chance of making it was our old headboard. This didn’t really bother me because I wanted to go a different direction anyway. (And, I’m refinishing it and hope to sell it.) That said, I discovered a clever way to reuse a sentimental piece and get myself a headboard.

This is an old barn door from the house my in-laws used to live in when my husband was growing up. My mother-in-law had the window taken out of the door and turned it into a mirror for my husband (I think his sisters got one too). It was always a little too short to really use as a stand-up mirror, so I thought, let’s screw it to the wall and use it as our headboard. 

It was the perfect size to our queen bed and I loved the way the room reflected in it. (Though, it’s a little sad looking now.)

As you can see, the other side table is missing as it’s getting painted and the room has got a lot of work to do. I plan to update as more gets done. 

One Comment on “From Barn Door To Headboard”

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