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Vintage Bookcase Headboard
On with today’s post:
I had this outdated bookcase headboard that I curbed in storage for over a year. Trying to clear out some things, I got it out to try to let it speak to me. I walked around it, considered cutting it in half, but in the end took the easy way out.
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I clamped a straight edge and started cutting with my jigsaw.
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Here you have a sawed off headboard. hahahah Any thoughts yet?
Adding a primer coat of paint makes design easier
I laid it on some saw horses and started painting it with primer. (after sanding some rough patches)
I decided to bring out the “big guns”. No paint brush works as well as this Purdy brush. It makes the paint glide on. It is NOT new, but I am following Purdy’s suggestion and storing it in it’s original packaging.
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Headboard with a bookcase makes a great display shelf
voila! I love that magical word when used correctly, it is so overused in it’s other form wallaaa. Still don’t know what the “new” purpose is?
Perfect for a child’s room! Storage, display AND bookshelf. What more does your little one need?
Cute, huh? I listed it on Craig’s List and a lady emailed me asking if it could be used for a queen headboard. My answer? “Yes, it could have been until I cut the legs down”. hahaha Now had I just painted it and put it on there, I thought NO one would want it. Oh well, I think it will sell. It’s so fresh and clean and practical!
For a few minutes I considered cutting out the top of it and making it a bench with the storage on either side. What would you have done with it?
EDITED TO ADD: This piece found a new home with a very nice family. Two sisters will share this headboard for their platform bed.
If you love headboard projects, check out my favorite Mission Style Bed Bench with Storage here.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.