Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Old parlor pocket doors turned into a head board……


About six months ago we bought a set of antique parlor pocket doors. We had big plans for them but things didn’t work out the way we anticipated and we couldn’t use them as we had hoped.  As it turns out the niche in the guest bedroom has always bothered me….it always felt as though it needed something more. The old doors were the perfect solution but needed a little tweaking in order to work. So, the handyman took the doors apart, cut part of the panels off, and re-assembled them. It turned out to be more than a little tweaking but it was well worth it!!!!

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They were painted two colors when we bought them, green and tan…….

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The original finish was sooooooo fabulous…..it had wonderful crazing and chipping! However there was that issue with the green. We couldn’t have two toned doors so I had to paint over them…….

A couple coats of paint later:

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A little aging was added next to blend the doors with the trim and bring back the detail of the crazing and chippy paint:

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Of course this led to new bed linens and a new skirt for the round table.
You know, the old domino effect……

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Have a great week my friends!!!!

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24 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

The doors are amazing Des. They do 'make' the alcove! I am enamored with the bedding as well. :) A very pretty guest room.
Hugs, Gee

Mari said...

Oh Des your doors are just gorgeous, I'm loving the bedding as well, the room looks amazing sweetie.....

Smiles~
Mari

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Des....love love love!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Des,
Love love love!!!! How great are those doors. So beautiful and the finish you did to them is fabulous! Love this room and all your pretty bedding too. I want to jump right into that bed for a nap. So cozy. Love the little stool too just too pretty and sweet the whole room. Great job.
Kris

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Brilliant and absolutely perfect there.

Love it. Now one just thinks that alcove was meant for this!!!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

looks like it was meant to be. I was shocked that the finish on the doors wasn't the original. Thought for sure it was old.

Angelina B. said...

The doors look really good as the headboard for that bed! And speaking of that bed, I just want to jump right in and cozy up with all of those fluffy looking nice pillows!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OH, Des, I LOVE this!!! What a fabulous idea and you antiqued them so well. No one would ever know they didn't come that way. Love this room and your bedding is perfect!

chateau chic said...

These doors are spectacular, Des, and they make the most fabulous headboard!! Your whole guest room is just beautiful!
Mary Alice

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh wow....these doors are magnificent and I love the way you tweaked them to fit into that niche...it is like they were always meant to be there!.....how so very, very beautiful...and love the bedding...so very romantic...like a 5 Star B&B!!

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous guest bedroom! I love the way you made the doors into a headboard. Without the bed in front of it, it really looks like the doors lead somewhere! The bedding you chose is beautiful too.

Terry Moore said...

So perfect as a headboard! Would love to see a lush boxwood wreath hanging when you get ready for another change on the mirror hung on the doors.

Mary House said...

So fabulous as always! I live in Kansas too. Won't you be my friend and help me find fabulous things too?�� Ha
Seriously love your style, but I'm always too late and I just don't have the proper vision.��

Bonnie Schulte said...

Oh WOW, beautiful. I LOVE everything in this room. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie Mansfield said...

Just beautiful. I love the new bedding too. The room is gorgeous.

Lynda Brandly said...

Des, you've made it look like the doors have always been there. The whole room is so romantic and charming! Beautiful!
Lynda @ Gate of Crystal

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Des,
That room is utterly amazing. We all use the word love a lot, but I seriously love that room. The arched pocket doors headboard...I'm over the moon.
Ginene

Shelley said...

Love it all! The bed looks so inviting. Would you mind sharing your sources for all your bedding?
Shelley

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your vintage door headboard is magnificent!! The whole room is take-my-breath-away beautiful!!!

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

What a PERFECT headboard!!!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Des, you are the second person today that I have said that is perfectly perfect! What a beautiful alternative to a head board and such a perfect fit in the alcove. Of course you had to get new accessories and they are beautiful just as well. What a lucky guest!! Happy Wednesday..Judy

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I'm very familiar with the domino effect! Lol! Looks great! Love the doors as a headboard!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Des, those doors are amazing! I don't know what you had in mind for the doors, but I love how they turned out as the head board. What an inviting room!
Hugs,
Patti

Zeborah Loray said...

Beautiful. You are so inspirational.