$5 Thrift Store Headboard Repurposed

Hello dear friends! You know I love ya’ll…I truly do, but I am sneaking in one more week off before I get back to business. Not to worry though, I have another oldie but goodie from 2016 to share today. I chose this one because it seems like all I do with the headboards I find is make benches out of them, but that wasn’t the case with this one.

This headboard came from one of my all-time favorite thrift stores for a mere $4.95:

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There was no way I wasn’t jumping on that deal! There are just so many possibilities! {See how I repurposed 10 more headboards HERE.}

This one got a pretty simple update:

Repurpose an old headboard into fresh new decor! Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Do you remember this one? I loved the large graphic so much that I used it in my blog’s header image.

Cutting off the legs and adding hooks made this a perfect place to hang coats or towels.

To cut off the legs, I used my old miter saw (I have this sliding one now.):

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After painting the headboard with DIY chalk paint in Ultra Pure White by Behr (Equivalent to Dixie Belle’s Cotton), I used a large clock stencil to add a bold graphic:

Stencils are a great way to add character to a piece!

I found this stencil HERE, but it seems they no longer carry the larger version. (If anyone is interested, maybe they would be willing to cut the larger if requested?)

I sprayed Loctite spray adhesive to the back of the stencil to hold it in place. Then I used black acrylic craft paint from Delta and a small brush to fill in the stencil.

Stenciled Headboard repurposed into a coat/towel rack from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

This headboard had a lot of blank space to fill and I think the addition of the clock worked out well here.

Repurpose an old headboard into fresh new decor! Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

But you know what I did? I added the stencil and was so happy with how it looked except something just didn’t seem right about it. It turns out I had stenciled it with nine o’clock at the top on the first go…oopsie! I had to sand it and it repaint, then add the stencil again correctly!

The words in the center weren’t part of the original stencil. I added them for a bit more interest…

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The original stencil also had breaks in the circles, but I filled them in. I sealed this piece with clear wax, but would probably use Clear Coat in satin if I were to make this now.

Repurpose an old headboard into fresh new decor! Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

These hooks from Hobby Lobby finished it off and added function…

Repurpose an old headboard into fresh new decor! Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Repurpose an old headboard into fresh new decor! Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

This one didn’t last long in my shop!

Repurpose an old headboard into fresh new decor! Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Repurpose an old headboard into a coat or towel rack! Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I just love how this dark and dated headboard became fresh new updated décor!

This was the project I shared after this one…how I repurposed this 99¢ thrift store CD holder:

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You can see what I did with it HERE

XO,

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Comments

  1. Mary Kaiser says

    I have seen all these, but I love seeing them again, you are so inspirational and talented. Have a good week off!!

    • I’m so glad you are enjoying the reruns, Mary! Thank you for always being so supportive and encouraging!! XOXO

  2. Your work is just beautiful. I’m wondering about the saw. Where do i get one and is it heavy?

    • Thank you, Jeanie! The saw I used it a miter saw. The one I have now is this one: https://amzn.to/2YOI3XI I like this one because it is a sliding miter saw which means when you pull the saw down to cut, and you can slide it towards you, cutting widths up to 12″. It is a great saw to have as there is so much you can do with the simple cuts it makes. It is a bit heavy, but I have mine on a wood “dolly” on wheels I built so I could move it in and out of the garage easily. You can see a photo of it in this post:https://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/antique-headboard-turned-bench/

  3. Kathy McDonagh says

    What??!! You have such a wonderful imagination. I just love this! I look so forward to your emails.

  4. I like this! I would like to find one to do similar but have R & R on it (for Rose and Randy).

  5. May I ask, where you got that stencil?
    Thxs,
    Beth

    • Hey Beth! Sure…I found it HERE however, it seems they no longer carry the larger version. Maybe they would be willing to cut one if requested? XO

  6. I think you did a wonderful job. Love it.

  7. I was fully expecting another of your beautiful seats but I love this too. You always surprise me. LOVE it!

    • Yep, that is usually what I do with them, but this one was missing the footboard, so I decided to have a little fun with it. So glad you like it! Thank you! XOXO

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