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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I had this outdated bookcase headboard that I curbed in storage for over a year.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.