Thursday, April 16, 2009

Headboard Shelf

I hope you found your way to my blog via Project Friday hosted by Rosemarie @ Sugarplum Cottage . If you found me by another link thanks for your visit. Today's project is about recycling, upcycling & repurposing. I share with you my shelf. The back of this shelf was once a headboard to a twin size bed. My inspiration for this project came to me from the top of a mantel. My search took a few months. I remained focused and then one day I found it. Gladly paying $20.00 I took my treasure home. My husband helped me with the new piece of pine we added as the shelf. We needed to attach the brackets to the pine and then the pine to the headboard. I painted it country white & added the applique to the center of the headboard. This was a simple project. I think the total price to build this came in just under $50.00. Take a second look at old pieces that may have out lived their original purpose, and upcycle to a functional, decorative new~~old piece. Thank you have a great weekend.

15 comments:

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Marie, The piece looks fabulous- I bought a full size headboard and had it placed over the mantel of the fire place. The other part I'm still wondering. They make great benches too. Nice Job! - I like the bling undernealth!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oops underneath...where on earth did the L come from? Sorry! I think I need some glasses because the R next to the N is starting to look like a M. I hope my day is going to be a good one. I better move on...

Have a Wonderful Day-

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your project. I will need to start looking at furniture differently now and try to re-purpose. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs :)

Irma

Country Romantic said...

Hi Marie,

What a creative idea for a headboard. It turned out so lovely! Your dishes are also very beautiful and that chandelier...ooh lahlah. :) I just read your profile and you say you don't know what you want to be when you grow up....I certainly can understand that one. I want to be a antique shopper and creative crafter but how do you make that a job. LOL :)

Hugs & Blessings,

Katherine

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Wow, Marie. That is a very beautiful and creative idea for a headboard. I love that little chandelier too!

Mermaid Debbie

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh my, I love this Marie. I have made benches out of headboards but never shelves. Great idea, thank you for joining me this week for Project Friday. Hugs, Rosemarie

Mary said...

Marie, I love this idea, what a lovely way to display all your pretty things.
It's worth the wait to find exactly what you want and 20$ was a great price.
I love the expression, recycling, upcycling and repurposing! GReat job!!! Mary

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

How nice that I have stumbled on an upcycle post on Earth Day! :-) I even spot some "curbside treasures" (re: trash) that make good upcycling materials...I recently plucked a great old frame that I'm thinking up projects for.

the wild raspberry said...

very cool re-use!

Sit-N-Chat said...

How creative. Lots of pretty pinks, too. I really like it.

Jennifer

someplace in thyme said...

You and your husband did a great job, it looks so nice, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

HiHo said...

looking good,very nice...all your work paid off. happy pink, heidi

Susie Jefferson said...

What a wonderful project! Fabulous - just goes to show if you look with different eyes.... Belated Happy Pink Saturday!

paintinpatti said...

What a fabulous idea! Now I have ANOTHER thing I want to make! I'd like to see close-up pics sometime!

Joy said...

What a pretty idea for a headboard. You decorated it so well.