Repurposed French Provincial Headboard

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hey there, amazing Friends! It’s day # 30 ya’ll, and this party is just about come to a close. It has been a fun month of thrifty goodness, and I hope I’ve inspired you tackle a few projects of your own!

Today I’m sharing how I repurposed this French provincial headboard:

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Those beautiful curvy lines get me every time!

I decided that this would look so pretty in a bathroom holding towels…

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Don’t you think?

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is Annie Sloan’s French Linen mixed with about one third Pure White. I dry brushed it with Pure white, and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The center panel was just begging for something and I originally thought chalkboard, but decided to create this pretty graphic instead.

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

After creating in Photoshop Elements, I uploaded it to Blockposters.com and printed it out. Then I used the old-school method of transferring graphics

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Then I painted them in with black acrylic paint and a script brush.

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

After making sure it was thoroughly dry, I lightly sanded across the surface to smooth out any raised areas…

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

I love the charm it adds to this piece.

The hooks came from Hobby Lobby, but of course I spray painted them. 🙂

Hooks from Hobby Lobby

 

I love the charm it adds to this piece.

 

I love the charm it adds to this piece.

 

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I’ve got one more thrifty makeover on the way to close out this seriously fun March Madness series.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing what I used this shower curtain for:

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Can you guess??

UPDATE: You don’t have to wait! Check it out HERE now!

If you missed yesterday’s makeover, I shared a fabulous dresser, you can see that transformation HERE.

If you missed any of the first 28 March Madness Thrifty Makeovers, grab a snack and get comfy…you can catch up here:

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

1. Drawer Shelf   2. Patterned Sofa Table

3. Romantic Flatware Box Makeover  4. DIY Wooden Tote Redo

5. How to Cover a Lamp Shade  6. 80’s Clock Cabinet Reimagined

7. 15 Minute Table Makeover  8. Thrift Store Container Makeover 

9. Charlotte’s Night Table   10. DIY Jewelry Storage 11. Updated Candlesticks

 12. How to Turn a Drawer Front into a Planter  13. Jewelry/Trinket Holder

14. Mini Shelf Makeover  15. The Perfect Necklace Holder  16. Oval Rosette Mirror

17. Antique Mirror Repurposed  18. DIY Tray from an Old Picture

19. Spring Bird Nest Wreath 20. $5 Thrift Store Lamps  21. Shutter Cabinet

22. $5 Yard Sale Dresser   23. Numbered Farmhouse Stool 24. 80’s Shelf

25. Farmhouse Headboard Bench   26. Reclaimed Wood Side Table

27.  DIY Bead Board Tray   28. French Provincial Desk Makeover 

XOXO,

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Comments

  1. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    I couldn’t wait till today arrived cause I was so curious on what you had planned for the headboard. and so very functional. No, wall space in my bath but it sure would be great to hang in my entry way.
    As for the shower curtain; I’m thinking maybe chair cushion covers

    • I’m glad you weren’t disappointed ha ha! I wish I had an entry space for this…I think that would be a fantastic spot for it. As for the shower curtain…here’s a hint…I didn’t sew anything. 😊😊

  2. This has been one interesting Month I must say with how you transform all these pieces, well done I love everyone of them. It has given me some ideas, you are very creative Christy! Great Job!!

  3. Lovely turn out, I missed my guess all the way around on this one.

  4. I love this series. I am sure you are ready for a break but it is such fun to see what you come up with each day.

  5. Thank you, it’s been a month of amazing transformations. If everyone would try to repurpose their no longer wanted furniture and household things the land fills would be less full. Certainly a win-win for the environment and us.

  6. This is beautiful. I am currently working on a headboard. Great inspiration!!! I am sooo going to miss waking up to your posts every morning! I have really enjoyed this series of makeovers.

    One questions. Would the adhesive letters/numbers have the same effect on projects as the vinyl letters you use from the machine? Meaning on your tray and foot stool you did with numbers.

    Thanks!!!!

  7. Ann williams says:

    Hi christy. Just wanted you to know I love your blog and I don’t know what I’m going to look at every morning with my coffee when your March Madness is over. Very sad!! Thanks for taking the time to do this every day on March and every week the other months!!

  8. Ann williams says:

    P.s. I have a Facebook page about the things we put in our booth at The Strasburg Emporium and I use lots of your simpler ideas. FarmhouseVintageVa

  9. Nope…changed my mind. This one’s my favorite. 🙂

    xoxo
    -andi

  10. So cute! Your lettering continues to awe me. I love all the amazing hardware you use. It really finishes your projects. My son is pestering me to go hardware shopping now… not that it takes much… : )

    This has been such a fun series! Thank you, Christy!

  11. Just cute as can be. I love the transfer you did.
    I am going to miss looking each day first thing for your project.
    How are you going to entertain us now!!

  12. That is so cute! Love it!

  13. The headboard makeover looks so great! I’ve never heard of blockposters before, I checked it out… how fun!

    Based on what you’ve done with all the other projects I have to say… I have no idea what you’re planning for the shower curtain! lol! But I’ll take a wild guess and say you’re going to use it to upholster something.

    Tania

  14. oh, boy, christy. you are starting to keep me up nights!! i woke up at 4:08 a few mornings ago and got up to use the bathroom and couldn’t resist stopping in the office and seeing the makeover of the day!! that’s how much i look forward to it. i know it is a lot of work for you, but your many followers sure enjoy it. thank you so much for all the great ideas and tips you shared. hate to see it end but maybe we have enough inspiration to last us til next march 1!!…….. kathie

    • That is so funny, Kathie! That actually made my day! A lot of work goes into March Madness, but sweet comments like yours are what make it so worth it! It’s a lot of fun for me too! I’ll still be around, just not everyday. 😊

  15. fantastic your projects are amazing.. you are amazing..love seeing all your amazing projects..i’ve just started doing a few chalk paint projects..you inspire me thanks for sharing…

  16. You are very creative Christy. This is beautiful. Lovely turn out. It has given me some ideas. Great job.

  17. girlfromwva says:

    been loving your makeover of the day!!! what a great collection of finished projects!

  18. Christy, you have so many great ideas! You inspire me! I’m a little bummed because I can’t find a place to sell my furniture pieces. I did sell a small table in my Etsy shop, but unfortunately I can’t sell anything too big because of shipping costs.
    I might have a way of opening my own physical shop if I can work something out with my son. Since I work full-time I need someone to be there for me. What I’m thinking might just benefit both of us. We will see if we can make it work. Anyway, keep the inspirations coming! I love it!

    • Thank you so much, Maryjean! I do have a place to sell, but my overhead isn’t cheap so I have to sell well to make it worth it. I would love to have my own shop also! I hope you can work that out with your son! XO

  19. Ooooo, Love it! Never would have thought of that! Most make benches!!

  20. Gail D. says:

    Your son is too cute!

    I am looking for a headboard to make into a towel holder in my master bath and for a buffet or dresser for my media center in the living room. However, I think I’ll have to move to the Deep South again–everything here is 3 times as expensive as everyone else can get them! I will keep looking tho–not ready to give up yet!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Gail! Some of the stores around here charge way too much as well. There are a couple that price very fairly, so those are the ones I stick to! Good luck in your search! 🙂

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