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Our Headboard

When I first proposed the idea of using doors as a headboard, my husband looked at me like I had two heads. But I knew the look that I was going for, and I knew that he would like it once it was done. We were newlyweds, and had just started to purchase furniture for our home. Once I explained it to him in a little more detail, he agreed to the idea. It was our first home “project.”
He went to a local hardware store and purchased three doors (the width of the three doors combined was a bit more then the width of our bed.) We gave them two coats of blue-gray paint.

We bought over-the-door hooks for each door and hung matted pictures of sailboats from each one. (I made these picture frames the same way I did my hanging letters.)

We simply propped them against the wall, and have had them ever since!

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  1. This looks soooo great. I love the color you chose to paint them šŸ˜‰

  2. The Accent Piece says:

    What a fun idea! Do you know what color you used? I've been thinking about buying a blue-gray like that for some furniture pieces.
    I'm a follower of your blog now – everything looks great!

  3. Great idea! The headboard looks awesome! I love the color! I am your newest follower – hope you follow back and I look forward to reading all your posts!


  4. Courtney says:

    Well, thank you ladies! Unfortunately, I don't know what color it was. šŸ™ But I did find a great blue-gray color in Annie Sloan chalk paints–Paris Grey is the name. It's a bit lighter and has a bit more gray in it than my headboards do. Sandra, thanks for following! I'll be sure to check your blog out and do the same! šŸ™‚

  5. Very cute idea! We have a door as a headboard as well in our guest room.!

  6. lisaroyhandbags says:

    I think this is such a great idea – love the grey šŸ™‚

  7. Jess, Chic Technique says:

    very well done! I love it when people think out of the box

  8. Funky Junk Interiors says:

    So beautiful! Your choice of colors offers such a serene feeling. LOVE the fact that this round it isn't about vintage nor distressed.

    Shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 92. šŸ™‚


  9. Sunny K West says:

    I'll be living in a rental soon. This is a great way for me to have huge amounts of color without having to pain the wall! LOVE!

  10. Courtney says:

    Thank you so much, Donna! I am honored that you shared it on Facebook as well! I love your blog! Sunny, great to hear! It's so very exciting when you know exactly how to make a space "you."

  11. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    beautiful! and i love the little frames hanging on the doors, too- it all looks symmetrically appealing to me!

  12. What an easy and chic idea! Love it!

  13. Jen @ Bungalov says:

    Nice! I too like how you hung pics from them.

  14. Thanks, Megan, Cassie, and Jen!

  15. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says:

    I love this, I'll be featuring it tomorrow šŸ™‚

  16. Cathy M~(checkitoff) says:

    what a lovely idea! and so flexible to move. great idea!

  17. Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating says:

    Love Love Love! I can't enough of old doors, this is a great reuse of them They look beautiful as a head board. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

  18. RhettDidntGiveADamn says:

    Love this idea!

  19. ThisHomeOfOurs says:

    Hi new follower here. Love all your rooms. Great style.

  20. WOW-I’m so excited to be your 100th follower from miss mustard seed-stop by for a visit!

  21. Wow, that looks fantastic!

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