Headboard needed.

Gadora was again thinking last night, I might should have a headboard. (Currently my BFF’s Klimt print serves as the focal point of the bed.) On a recent visit I’d dragged my Mom to see 500 Days of Summer, and fell in love with the chalk bedroom “Tom” ~ played by the quietly steamy Joseph Gordon-Levitt ~ doodled on. I feel another post percolating here…though NOT about JGL.

Chalkboard wall on boxwish.com
Chalkboard wall on boxwish.com

Ironically, when I returned home a Facebook-friend had messaged, “Hello…Was in Rockport last Friday and saw this company who reuses doors as headboards…” Hm! A little googling didn’t produce that particular company, but it did reveal these snappy ideas.

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Though not entirely Gadora‘s style, Sunset’s repurposed pocket door is a simple way to transform a room in a big way. And as an unapologetic shoe-lover, Gadora especially appreciates the shoe display on top.

Reclaimed door heabdoard. Photo by Thomas J. Story
Reclaimed door headboard. Photo by Thomas J. Story

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Spied this idea on JunkMarketStyle. Love that creator, and JMS contributor, Jenny Kompolt discovered then preserved this beautiful red paint underneath the layers of dusty gray. This is a king sized bed, and one big door!

 Jenny Kompolt's garage door on JunkMarketStyle
Jenny Kompolt's garage door on JunkMarketStyle

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Gadora is loving on this “Jek in the Box” bed. A colorful photostream on Flickr reveals this loverly bed with whimsical bedding. Her headboard is constructed from a once heavily-trafficked door fastened to fence posts. Adore the idea of constantly changing up the room by experimenting with hanging goodies.

Jek in the Box's door headboard
Jek in the Box's door headboard

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This next image takes me back to a time, in college, when I’d carted around an exceptionally large canvas-like cotton sofa with big-bold-wide alternating stripes of white and tan. By the time Gadora was ready to bid the bum farewell the stripes had become grayed and soiled. It was college, people! A decade later I discovered a large must-have remnant of dark chocolate and ivory striped fabric, which in my possession spent years as either window drapes or shower curtains. Loves me some stripes…

Ornate door bed at House & Home
Ornate door bed at House & Home

Though the door is barely visible in this shot, the simple room is scrumptious. There’s little doubt the door makes a dramatic focal point set against the striped paper. Thanks Elements of Style for the post. I still can’t get over the chalkboard room, where with the right hand one could create any number of headboards on any given day. May just need to construct a handy dust collector underneath.  No one wants chalky sheets.

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“Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.” G. K. Chesterton

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