Mandal Headboard from Ikea: Think Outside the Bedroom

We don’t need a headboard but we’ve been eyeing the Mandal at Ikea for a while. We like it, as it’s shown here, stacked three high…

We’d like it even better in a high gloss white, against a white wall, where its black shelves would become almost sculptural. We even think we might like it used, not as a headboard, but just as a bookcase, running along a long hallway, its shelves randomly placed, holding favorite objects.