When we went from a queen to a king sized bed, I had to give up my fabulous white iron bed. I couldn't bear to get rid of the white dreaminess. So I stored it away in the attic.
(can't you just imagine it popping against a sage green wall with lots of white fluffy pillows?)
I finally decided to make a bench and the kids love it!
In the meantime, I needed a headboard. I had fallen in love with the idea of a door and archetectural salvage and went on a mission. I researched online and at antiques stores here and there.
I didn't ever find what I was looking for. Then the idea struck... You can get 36 inch interior doors at Lowe's for $19. A king size bed in 72 inches wide and 36 + 36= 72. And I have always wanted a red door so $10 for some spray paint. And VOILA! a headboard for $50! Dang I am good! (hehehe)
After a while I found the door knockers at Hobby Lobby. Of course, 50% off. After they were hung, I got quite a laugh. (Can you guess why?) But how appropriate for a marriage bed!