My office has installed a major firewall, so I am not able to read your blogs in my spare moments at work, or do research on donors or a lot of other things. So I have to do all of my blog-reading and donor-researching in the evenings.
I didn't have time to research a long post, so I pulled out the magic book of spells, aka Carleton Varney's Book of Decorating Ideas, to see what it said. Beds & Headboards! That's a topic that makes me happy... Carleton says Never has the selection of beds and headboards been so versatile... I have seen handsomely carved old doors, an iron gate, a balustrade and a host of other imaginative items used as headboards. And I have, too!
The salvage operation I helped to found a few years ago was a goldmine of great pieces for headboards. I found an old piece of picket fence that I used for my headboard for years. I was at Housewerks the other day and they had a spectacular piece of ironwork that was destined to become a headboard. Too bad I didn't have my camera with me, because the next week when I went back, it was sold.
I've seen headboards made from old paneled doors, wood and marble mantel pieces, and architectural elements. Some of them work well, others not so well... like this hideous one made from hockey sticks. I like the way this one looks:Because my house is so narrow, I wasn't able to get the beautiful old four-poster bed of my grandmother's up the stairs, so I have an Ikea bed. But here's the bed I long for. You have to look in the back of the picture to see the lines of it, but it's lush!What's your headboard?