Tuesday, August 24, 2010

From Headboard to Pediment



I can just about always find something around my home for Kathleen's White Wednesday post on her Faded Charm blog. Finding the TIME to post something is another thing. But I always try to see what others have posted for White Wednesday.

This time I wanted to do a quick post on what I did with an antique Eastlake headboard. It was missing a major portion of what was probably inlaid walnut. I don't have a before photo but if you look closely at the top (just above where I have the antique frames propped against it) you can see where I added an inset of antique ceiling tin where the wood was missing. I cut the legs off so it would look more like a pediment than a headboard. And then of course I painted it white (which worked out really well since I had to add the ceiling tin) and placed it above my mantle. This is a very tall fireplace in a room that is 20 feet tall, so I really wanted something large and tall and striking so it would stand out. I have enjoyed it there, but I am going to be selling this house (sigh) and will have to find another place for it. Maybe I can get an idea from the other White Wednesday posts?



25 comments:

Barbara Jean said...

Absolutely Elegant and beatufuil.

Blessings

barbara jean

Tracy F. said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea! It looks great!

oldgreymare said...

Another place for it?

How about my place? hehe

z

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm totally knocked out with this. I'm a huge Eastlake fan, and I just adore this idea. really stunning!!
xo,
Debra

Virginia said...

Beautiful in any place you decide to move it to.
Blessings,
Virginia

jojo said...

I am sure you will find another suitable place for it...it's just lovely. Happy WW!

Rebecca said...

I absolutely love eastlake-I have so much of it, but would have never thought about his option! REally unique and beautiful!

Mary said...

LOVE this~ what a great idea! I love that you added the ceiling tin to conceal the missing wood. Beautiful as a surround over your fireplace!

Tee said...

This is absolutely beautiful, as is your entire blog. Love your style, and so nice to find you!

Amy said...

Oh you can just see how it fills the space just perfect. Great job!
The way this picture just glows, it just must be one of your favorite places to sit and relax.
Amy

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

How About ~ InCrediBle!

Love your Plate header too.....

You have the Best Ideas ~ Thanks for Sharing
Cheryl

Terrell said...

This just couldn't be any more beautiful!! It's stunning!!! I am happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to my weekly link party, each Friday! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Julie said...

Love your repurposing! How fantastic it looks there. I have seen a piece like that turned into a coat/hat rack in a foyer with pretty hooks attached, and it worked wonderfully. Also I have seen some people add a frame to the lower half of the headboard and turn it into a message center in a back door entrance hall or nice mudroom. Looked great. I saw a beautiful vintage scrolled wood twin headboard at a thrift and was going to do the coat/jacket/scarf rack (painted white) and dismissed it the first time. When I went back....bwah...it was gone. Get it the first time!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing the beauty. Maybe your next house will have a room with high ceilings??????? :-)

Creative Ambitions said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you used it over the mantel and love the ceiling tin! Happy WW!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Great looking piece. Don't blame you for wanting to take it with you when you move.
Look forward to seeing it in your new home.
Thanks for your insite on painting the cabinet. Seems like I'll be leaving it the way it is.
xx
Carole

trash talk said...

Girl...two things. First that is absolutely beautiful and second...expect this idea to be stolen, I mean borrowed a lot! Great post!
Debbie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

That looks wonderful!! I love your creativity.
Blessings,
Marcia

Kate said...

I love this piece and beautiful!!! You really touched my heart tonight with your note. It meant so much to me to hear what you have wrote. Thank so much for sharing your heart with me as well. I am grateful for your warmth and compassion and most of all the "light"

Warm wishes and hugs
Kate

Marie said...

A 20 foot ceiling??? Wow, sounds like a beautiful huge home. Love the pediment you've transformed.
-marie

Lindy said...

This is lovely - note to self...L.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

That is so beautiful! What a creative way to use the headboard. P.S.- how awesome that you got to go to a seminar with Kitty Bartholomew? Lucky!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Great creativity you have! Love when people think outside the box! Thanks also for your comments about the Homer Laughlin set I bought. Helps me to know what a great deal I got. I really couldn't believe my good fortune.
Be blessed,
Karen

Bead and Needle said...

Oh, I DO love this blog...and everything you've posted it on it! Just beautiful! The headboard is KILLER, sitting on the fireplace!

If you're ever in Vegas, drop a line...we'll take you with us on "Girl's "Rockin' Night Out"!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a really neat and unique piece. I love it.

The Primitique said...

Wowsers! Well, I'm kinda thinking anyone in their right mind might want to buy it when they purchase the house. It's perfect right where it is. Nice marriage. ~Mindy