Saturday, August 3, 2013

Headboard remake...

Hi Everyone!  I am going to an estate auction today...I must admit that it's a first for me.  I've been to farm implement auctions with my dad where we got a mower, but I wasn't responsible for bidding.  So I'm a bit nervous about it.  I'm afraid I'm going to end up paying $200 for something when I thought I was paying $20 so I'm taking my Dad with me.  Hopefully I'll be able to get something good.

Today, I'm going to show you a project that I finished up a couple of days ago.  I got this headboard about a year ago because I loved the lines of it.  But I didn't like the painted on details.  I've looked at it several times to turn into a bench but kept setting it aside.  What kept me from using it as a bench is the depth of it not including the legs...it's really short.
I decided to do something different with it.....I started by removing the legs, then I cleaned and sanded it.  Then primed it and painted it in an aqua blue base color and then a top coat of  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and sanded it to reveal some of the aqua color.
 I decided to turn it into a multi-purpose piece.  I painted a chalk board in the center....
...and added six pegs to it....
 ...and added a ledge under the chalkboard to hold the chalk and eraser...
 ...then decided to add a place for storing mittens or bills.  I wanted to use some small wire baskets that I had but I didn't like how far they stuck out so instead I took one of the small crates I made for the ladder in my studio (I had an extra one) and cut it in half long ways and attached it with screws from the back side....
 ...and then I gave them the same paint treatment....
 ..now all I need to do is season the chalkboard and add some little hooks under the chalkboard for keys or hanging a dogs leash....
 ...I can see this in a mudroom or the main family entrance to a home to keep everyone and everything organized.  I added hooks to the back already to hang it on the wall...but I didn't have any wall space long enough for it to take pictures of it hanging.  I love the lines of it....and how practical it is.  What would you have done with it?  Have a great weekend everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.

Linking to:
http://www.alderberryhill.com/make-the-scene-monday-86-and-cardstore-review/ 
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2013/08/creative-bloggers-party-hop-122.html
http://www.creativelylivingblog.com/2013/08/monday-funday-party.html 
http://www.cedarhill-ranch.com/2013/08/the-scoop-78.html 
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2013/08/knick-of-time-tuesday-98.html 
http://www.kammyskorner.com/2013/08/trash-2-treasure-link-party-plum.html 
http://upcycledantiques.com/tute-s-tuesday.html 
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2013/08/wow-us-wednesdays-130.html 
http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/2013/08/rock-n-share-53.html 
http://www.domestically-speaking.com/2013/08/189th-power-of-paint-party-popp.html 
http://www.southernlovely.com/2013/08/show-share-104.html 
http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/08/paint-party-9.html 
http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2013/08/catch-glimpse-party-143.html 
http://madeinaday.com/2013/08/08/made-u-look-linky-80/ 
http://www.redouxinteriors.com/2013/08/link-party-116-and-the-fab-features/ 
http://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2013/08/catch-as-catch-can-132.html 
http://www.craftionary.net/2013/08/friday-link-party-76.html 
http://www.504main.com/2013/08/tickled-pink-no-155-and-fun-announcement.html 
http://missmustardseed.com/2013/08/furniture-feature-friday-favorites-a-link-party-25/ 
http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2013/08/inspire-me-please-linky-party-23/ 
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/08/cool-side-tables.html 

12 comments :

  1. You made a great choice! What a fun entry piece.

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  2. I love this Holly, I never would have thought of doing something like that. What's more, it really shows off the shape of the headboard, which as you say, was the best part !

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  3. That turned out so beautiful. I can hardly believe it was a headboard.

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  4. very clever repurpose Holly! I believe this handy piece will find a new home quickly. :) grat job!
    gail

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  5. Cute, cute....your right, perfect for a mudroom or a home school room.

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  6. This is soooo cool! I would have never thought about turning a headboard into something this functional...great idea!! I saw your link over at Kammy's Corner and wanted to personally invite you to my very first linky party that I am hosting - Tute's Tuesdays at UpcycledAntiques.com. This is my first time hosting so advice would be greatly appreciated! I hope to see you at the party! ;) Again, thanks for doing such an inspirational piece. I really need to locate a cool headboard now (haha)

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  7. I so adore upcycled projects, and yours came out great! Really love this piece.
    What would I have done with a headboard?
    Probably made a large sign to use as a header over my upcycled french door pass through bar.
    Stopping by via POPP... following via bloglovin!

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  8. Great upcycled project! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this project (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html

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  9. Ok, now THAT is obviously what I've been saving my old headboard for. That is a very cool idea that is really useful. Love it!

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  10. Love this project! Very cool idea~ Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow! Congrats!
    Kim

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