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Repurposing done right: Salvaged door and shutter headboards

By Amber Clery in Decorating, Reinvent on Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 13:39

Repurposing old or discarded doors and shutters adds a quirky and unique touch to any room in the home. Today I thought I'd share a few cool headboard ideas using antique shutters and doors.

Maria from Dreamy Whites created this beautiful headboard using a pair of salvaged pine doors and fixing them to the wall. She decided to leave the rough, chippy patina to add some texture and warmth to a predominantly white bedroom. 

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These antique shutters add lots of warmth and and texture to this bedroom. The industrial style pendant lamps either side are a lovely contrast against the rustic timber.

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An otherwise plainly decorated room is given instant character with this pair of antique doors.

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If you don't want your headboard to be too high, you could turn it on its side like this one.

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Such a fabulous mix of textures in this shabby chic bedroom. soft frilly linens against crumbly antique shutters and a crystal sconce for a touch of elegance.

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These antique shutters are a fab contrast against the formal crisp white linen on the beds.

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These misty blue painted shutters add depth to this coastal inspired bedroom.

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Colourful bunting adds a touch of fun to these navy painted shutters.

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A more contemporary look has been created here by painting these antique doors a solid charcoal grey and adding some black and white framed prints.

If ya fancy giving this a go, check out page 78 of our March/April issue for tips and advice :)

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