Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Headboard remake....

Hi Everyone!  I hope your week is going well.  I've been busy working in the shop this last week since the weather has been nice.  This is one of the projects that I was working on.  If you remember, my aunt gave me this headboard which you can see here.  It needed a lot of work so I knew I wasn't going to turn it into a bench.
I cut the legs off.  And will use them on another project.
And used parts of a Jenny Lind crib to make the pegs.  I attached them with glue and long wood screws.
I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre.  Then sanded it down.
I hand painted the letters on in black.....
...and painted the bird silhouettes and the branch.
I really like how it turned out.  I will be taking this to the fall fair.  I've never made one like this before.  I thought about cutting the peg part off and turning it into two separate items.  What do you think?  Should I leave it as is?  Or should I separate it?  I'd be interested in what you think.  Thanks for stopping by.

Linking to:
http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2012/08/uncommonly-yours-link-party-43.html 
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/08/tuesday-to-do-party-76-and-75-list.html 
http://shadesofamberinc.blogspot.com/2012/08/chalk-paint-link-party_28.html 

17 comments :

  1. That looks GREAT. What a great upcycle of a boring headboard. Your talent shines through with your painting skills. Love the birds and the welcome to our nest.

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  2. I think it is perfect (and awesome!) the way it is! If you cut it off, it might not look like it's made from a headboard anymore. Of course, if you don't want it to look like a headboard, then... lol!

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  3. I like it exactly how it is!
    Great re-purposing!!!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  4. I think it looks great as it is - it'll make a great addition to someone's entryway.

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  5. Nice work! I would leave it the way you made it.

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  6. I agree leave it like it is it turned out Fabulous! I like everything about it ;)

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  7. Another great idea! I love it.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky party is open!

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  8. How do you even think of things like this? It is awesome!!

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  9. Nice project! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  10. Very creative, love it as it is.
    Anne

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  11. You are so smart! Such a pretty piece! Thanks for sharing it with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  12. So cute! I love it...looks so welcoming!

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  13. This is really cute. I love repurposing items into signs. Looks great!

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  14. What a great transformation! Love this look, and anything with a bird catches my eye :)

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  15. Leave this one as is, But use the idea for the next one.
    Beautiful!!

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  16. Leave this one as is, But use the idea for the next one.
    Beautiful!!

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