Today’s Christmas stocking holder uses a headboard just like this, except one of the spindles was broken. I made two projects out of this twin headboard. along with this Christmas stocking holder, I also made a headboard shelf with the lower portion of the headboard.
I used a reciprocating saw to separate the lower portion of the headboard (shelf project) from the upper part of the headboard that will become a Christmas Stocking holder.
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Using the saw to remove the spindle alleviates having another hole to fill had I just pulled it out of the hole.
The reciprocating saw was used to remove another little bit of the bedpost.
You can see the stocking holder in the background leaning up against the simple twin headboard bench.
I got this can of red oops Marquee paint for $9. The color isn’t quite as true as the splotch on the lid.
After the black primer I ready the headboard project for a coat of red with the Finish Max.
After several coats of the red. I taped off the middle piece so it can be—did you guess it? A chalkboard!
To make the headboard stocking holder look a little deeper red, I applied some Heirloom Traditions black wax. Use the code MYREPURPOSEDLIFE to get this month’s deal.
I used my regular method of transferring small pieces of vinyl with painter’s tape.
I simply lay the tape and the vinyl onto the headboard.
I like to remove the painter’s tape by laying it back on itself.
Naughty or Nice was added on the chalkboard, so names can be added to the right list.
As I hung it on the fence to take a couple of quick pictures, I wondered if it it needs something on the top of each bed post. I also noticed that one of the hooks is definitely crooked.
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It’s now available for sale in my booth at Vendors’ Village along with a few other items that came home with me from Glendale 2016. I love how those three headboard coat racks have chalkboards in the middle of them.
A few things have sold in the booth since I took this picture. Stay tuned for more great tutorials for some of these other projects!