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Upcycled Headboard into Entry Rack

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.

Vintage Headboard Before | prodigalpieces.com

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!

DIY TIME

First, I use my circular saw to cut the headboard posts short. No worries, I will upcycle those too. Waste not, want not!

Cutting Upcycled Headboard Posts with Circular Saw | prodigalpieces.com

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?

Dry Fitting Shelf on Upcycled Headboard | prodigalpieces.com

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.ย  I place it under the headboard and trace the shape, and then cut it out with my jigsaw.

Tracing Upcycled Headboard Pattern | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Pocket Hole Jig to Attach Board to Repurposed Headboard | prodigalpieces.com

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.

THE REVEAL

Here is my upcycled headboard into coat or towel rack ready for a new lease on life.

Cottage Style Entry Rack Towel Rack Built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #cottage #shabbychic #diy #homedecor

Cottage Style Vignette with Roses on Upcycled Headboard Coat Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #cottage #farmhouse #diy #upcycled

As a result of my sidetracked path home, my upcycled headboard now has new purpose, and, I daresay, even more function that before. woot!

Cottage Style Entry Rack Towel Rack Built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #cottage #shabbychic #diy #homedecor

Farmhouse Chic Decor on Repurposed Headboard Coat Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #cottage #shabbychic #homedecor #home

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?

Repurposed Coat Rack Towel Rack from Upcycled Headboard by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #repurposed #upcycled #furniture #home #diy

Relcaimed Headboard Towel or Coat Rack Built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #reclaimed #handmade #cottage style

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.

  • Little Red Wagon Buckboard for Home Decor available at Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #Christmas #shopping #farmhouse
    Little Red Buckboard Wagon ~ $50

In addition, to leaving a comment below, do pin and share so others are inspired to try too!

Straight from the trash & into the hands of Larissa of Prodigal Pieces. Create an entry rack from an upcycled headboard | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #diy #home #farmhouse #cottage

Up next, these leftover pieces of my headboard are ready for their turn. Check it out HERE!

Headboard Parts Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

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Check out this super fun upcycled bookcase headboard hutch. From funky vintage to farmhouse chic. Full tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #home #vintage #homedecor #furntiureSimply beautiful. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces created this French Provincial headboard bench with a custom built frame as well as a handmade tufted French mattress. | DIY details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #diy #homedecor #furniture #shopping

 

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    If objects could smile, this little headboard would now be beaming!!! It has definitely become a swan. It could be used anywhere and everywhere!
    ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

    • Larissa says

      You should have seen my face when I spied it. I let out a sigh and said… “why?” I didn’t need more project pieces, but couldn’t let it occupy a landfill. Thanks for the smile, Rebecca!

  2. Melodie says

    What a perfect idea I have a wall in my dining room that I wasn’t sure what to do with now I know and guess what I work at Walmart

  3. Becki Eshelman Zingg says

    This project is one of my favorites! I always am impressed with your ability to see discarded items through a different lens, imaging what they could be. Love this!

    • Larissa says

      Becki, my dear, you just made my day brighter. Thank you!

  4. Dawn Ziccardi says

    That turned out really awesome!! You are so creative. You would so fun to go junking with!!

    • Larissa says

      I’m game whenever you are! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much, Dawn.

  5. Marie - Interior Frugalista says

    I like the way you echoed the curvature of the headboard on the shelf – clever. Another one rescued from ending up in the landfill – bravo and music to my ears!!

    • Larissa says

      I always love to hear from you, Marie. You get why I do what I do and it makes it even more fun. Thank you for the smiles! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Mary says

    oh my goodness girl…do you sleep at night?? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ This is one of my favorite projects too! Where would I use it…hmm…let me count the ways! In my bathroom to hold towels, in my living room on a big wall I have to share family photos (even hanging some from the pegs), in the entry guest coat closet that is exposed, w/o a door, to showcase its beauty and function to hang coats, hold hats, mittens… You are definitely doing what you were gifted to do…to help each of us to see things anew!

    • Larissa says

      That’s so fun to hear! Love your ideas, Mary. You are definitely a kindred “jumk” spirit. ๐Ÿ˜€

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