Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Re-purposed Headboard

I don't know if I dare say this but I think that we are beginning to have a little bit of spring weather around here. It is absolutely gorgeous today!! The sun is shining and it's probably around 60 degrees. I could take this type of weather all year round....although the really hot weather is nice and so are the nice fall days. I guess I am glad I live in Michigan where we get to experience it all.

Anyway enough rambling on about the weather. I found this old headboard at a flea market last fall for a few bucks. I think everyone was wondering what I was going to do with an old headboard. I guess I was wondering too...but I just knew it could be re-purposed somehow. I started by having my husband cut the legs off of it...I knew that whatever I was going to create those didn't need to be on there. Did they get thrown away you ask? Of course not they are still in my little stash of treasures to be used in another project of mine somewhere in the near future. :) Any how, after the legs were cut off I painted it using my own homemade chalk paint for the first time! I loved how it turned out by the way...the paint was definitely a different consistency but I loved painting with it and probably will do more projects with it in the future.

After painting it one color I was so happy with how the color combination of aqua and red turned out on a different project that I did on this blog that I decided to go with the same theme. I antiqued and distressed it in red and then stenciled the word welcome. As a finishing touch to make this headboard useful in the home I added four hooks, that also came from the flea market, to the bottom. I would say that this most likely won't be used as a headboard anymore. Now I just have to clear some walls in my entry way to hang it. Have a great day!!! ~Jessica

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  1. What a great idea.. I just passed one up as a roadside rescue the other day.. (cause the hubby was going to be upset) and now I am kicking myself!
    Love your new coat rack!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  2. What a fabulous way to upcyle! LOve love love the coat rack! I have been liking the turquoise and red that you have done too!

    Bev at Give me a paintbrush

  3. Great upcycle idea! It looks great. Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock N Share. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  4. I have an old headboard like this just sitting in my garage! This would be such a great thing to do with it! Thanks so much for sharing. This looks great:)

  5. What a great idea! Love how it turned out.
    I'm visiting you today from CRAFT. I'm co-hosting a Link Up today; I hope you get a chance to stop by Link Up and comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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  6. I love what you did with the headboard. I have an idea now for a piece of wood I have floating around.

  7. What a GREAT idea for a repurpose! I love the distressed look of the paint and I love that you make it into a coat hook center! Thanks for coming to our Make Bake Create party! Please come link up again this week!

  8. This is such a fabulous idea to reuse part of a bed. We'll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow, so come on over it you have a minute!

  9. Hey Fellow Michigander - it's going to be an AWESOME DAY TODAY!!!!! :):):):):) And this headboard idea is great - I have several headboards and I think I might just do this to one of them today! Thanks for the inspiration. Pinning!