There are times that I undoubtedly know that I am led down a certain path to find something. Does that happen to you? Take for instance, the other day I was driving home a slightly different path after I pick up my kids from practice. What do I spy but this vintage beauty set out for tras (aka. #trashure). It’s been awhile since I’ve created an upcycled headboard project, so I pick it up.
In most instances, I at least pick it up to donate it to a local ministry. This time, though, I have a vision for my new addition. Let’s have some fun!
First, I use my circular saw to cut the headboard posts short. No worries, I will upcycle those too. Waste not, want not!
Then, I dig into my stash and pull out a 1″ x 6″ board to make a shelf and attach with glue and my nailer. Did you notice my headboard is upside-down?
Next, I want to fill in the top spot as well. Using more of my 1″ x 6″ board, I cut a length to fit. Before I attach it, however, I want to dress it up. I place it under the headboard and trace the shape, and then cut it out with my jigsaw.
For the purpose of stability, I need to use my pocket hole jig to make joints on the ends and on the bottom. Then, I attach with wood screws and my drill.
Before I call assembly complete, I also add a few Shaker pegs for added function and fun. Last, I paint the whole thing with a basic white spray paint and add my own flair.
Here is my upcycled headboard into coat or towel rack ready for a new lease on life.
As a result of my sidetracked path home, my upcycled headboard now has new purpose, and, I daresay, even more function that before. woot!
Besides being a great piece for an entry, it can also be used in a bathroom for towels, laundry room, and even your bedroom. I’m curious…where would you use it?
Above all, my goal, as always, is to inspire you to create your own home story by giving DIY a try. If you’re not up to the task, you can always find my creations in my online shop.
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Up next, these leftover pieces of my headboard are ready for their turn. Check it out HERE!
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