Welcome to my favorite day of the month, amazing friends! It’s Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday and my friends and I are all sharing trashy makeovers! I love it when I actually have trash to share.
I picked this footboard up off the curb on the way to my Mom’s house in 2014:
The only reason I know when it was is because I shared this picture on Instagram:
That poor baby. He’s like…no big deal, just a giant bed hanging over my head. There actually was a headboard and a footboard.
My initial plan for these pieces was to cut the center panels out and make signs out of them. In one of my big purges I decided to let the headboard go since it was really just too big and super heavy, and had water damage anyway. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I used.
I kept the footboard and I finally did something with it.
Thinking I might still make a sign out of the center part, I cut it free using my sliding miter saw:
But after seeing it cut, I didn’t love the shape of it for a sign…
So I cut the ends off:
Still not loving it, I played with it a little and came up with this:
Some wood glue and my nailgun turned it into a quilt rack:
Trash to treasure = free decor!!
The sign was also trash, a fence picket I picked up from a discarded pile of fencing.
I used this transfer method HERE to add the letters to the sign.
The blue is Behr’s Gray Morning made into chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
The sign got one coat of Behr’s Bit of Sugar and a light sanding. I lightly sanded again after adding the letters, and sealed with a spray matte sealer before attaching to the quilt rack.
This pretty blanket was a $5 yard sale find…
These rounded pieces are what made me think it would be perfect to hold a large dowel. The dowel I used was a freebie I got from an estate sale!
So it was all free except for the paint and hanging hardware. I used D-ring hardware on the back to hang it.
I still have these pieces to use for something…some day:
This could be used to display a favorite quilt or just to hold an extra blanket or two to cozy up with.
Don’t forget my friends are sharing trash-to-treasure makeovers today too!
Check out the afters at the links below the image!
See all of my previous Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday makeovers HERE!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how my painted kitchen cabinets have held up after three years!
UPDATE: See how my cabinets are looking after three years HERE now!
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