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Do YOU collect headboards like I do? I have used headboards in more projects than any other item.  They are plentiful in thrift stores and on the side of the road.

It’s hard for me to turn down a headboard of any kind. My preference is of course benches, but there are so many things you can do with headboards.


Check out these great headboard project ideas  . . .








twin headboard chalkboard

Twin Headboard Chalkboard

repurposed headboard memo coatrack

Headboard Memo Center

Amazing Grace sign from headboard

Amazing Grace sign made from a headboard

bookcase headboard repurposed

Bookcase Headboard repurposed into a kids shelf/headboard

Home Where Your Story Begins

Home-Where Your Story Begins sign from a headboard

Bienvenue sign repurposed headboard

Bienvenue sign from a headboard

repurposed headboard photo display

Photo Display/Coat Rack from a headboard

always kiss me goodnight

Foot Board Reupurposed into Sign “Always Kiss Me Goodnight”

repurposed headboard

Headboard Coatrack

25+ benches from headboard

25+ benches from headboards and such

I still have so many headboards in my stash just waiting to become a new and unique piece.


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A teacher at heart, Gail relishes the chance not to show off her projects, but to help others find their inner handywoman, step-by-step. Her blog, MyRepurposedLife.com, chronicles her scrap-saving adventures and has been featured on countless DIY magazines and websites, including Women’s Day, Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. She is a longtime influencer for both Krylon spray paint and Gorrilla Glue. With a tribe of more than 400,000 followers, Gail is inspiring a new generation of DIYers to pick up some tools and get to work.
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  1. You have so many cool ideas for using headboards–I am pinning this for inspiration! I find that I am drawn to headboards, too–this post gave me some fresh ideas for how to use them. I just love the bienvenue sign!

  2. Very creative ideas with the headboards. I have two twin headboards/foot boards and just itching to make benches. Maybe next summer. You have given m e good ideas. Thanks for sharing
    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment on my cabinet re-do.
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

  3. Love looking back at all your goodies…a lot of them I missed the first time around!

  4. You’ve done some fun things with your headboards. I’m sure it will be a good day when you can dig into your stash and get creative with some more headboards.

  5. I’m going to chalk on my next board with these wise words: “If you stand still long enough, I will chalk you”.


  6. Thank you all so very much!
    Nancy–I’ve been on some downtime due to an injury. I’m very anxious to get back in the shop.

  7. You truly amaze me! I love your posts and can hardly wait for the next one. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  8. What great ideas! I love the first one the most. Wish I had a place I could refinish/re-do things. I’m itching to re-do our bedroom furniture.

  9. Headboards are always good to revisit, love these. So many great and different ideas here!

  10. Great stuff there, Gail! (I collect them too, but I STILL haven’t done anything with one)

  11. I too have a large stash of headboards. In fact I think I have about 20 of them stored out in the grain bin. Great projects!


  12. You are such a genius on how you repurpose these head boards. I especially love the child’s bookcase head board.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me! I read and appreciate every word!