Sunday, February 15, 2009

Repurposing a headboard

I saw it at a garage sale. A headboard with one finial broken off. No rails.

I liked the design and knew what I wanted to do with it but they wanted $7.50 for the dern thing. And it was broken! With no rails!

There were other garage sales calling our names so Renee and I left the headboard 'til later in the day. I knew it wouldn't sell in that condition and it didn't. In the end, the garage sale people took a dollar for it!

I carted my prize home. With a power compound miter saw I cut off the other finial and evened out the broken end. It only took seconds.


I taped off the square tubing and spray painted the ends. Not solid. More of a shabby paint job of black with brown showing through.


Then I turned the whole thing upside down and fastened some antiqued chains to it.

I never cook on Saturdays but I grilled shrimp in butter with garlic and served it over brown rice and peas (quick, easy, good) to bribe IT Guy into hanging my project for me.


And he did! I love my repurposed headboard/room divider.

What do you think?

14 comments:

  1. I think you are one clever cowgirl, my friend! Debbie

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  2. You're a visionary, Cher! Very nice!

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  3. That looks amazing! I never would have thought of that. Definitely worth cooking, even on a Sat. night.

    -FringeGirl

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  4. It fit great, it pays to be persistant.
    Renee

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  5. Looks great! I wish I could see things the way you do.

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  6. Cher, that looks so cool and it is perfect for the space! it is like it was meant to be!

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  7. Lookin' goooood. A dollar well spent. ~PJ

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  8. What a great transformation and what patience you had to wait for the price you wanted.

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  9. Wow that looks great. If I had bought that it would still be in my garage with the rest of the junk I have been meaning to "re-do".

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  10. Wow. Very cool. You have a great imagination and it looks terrific. (Sounds like a delicious dinner, too.)

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  11. Love it! Love it! Your junk vision was executed nicely!
    Candy

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