This adorable Christmas Stocking hanger from my friend Terri @ Fresh Cut Flours was the inspiration for today’s project.
My friend Cathy gave me this red headboard, and I put it away in the garage. Then as I was looking at my Christmas Pinterest Board I saw Terri’s stocking headboard and remembered I had this red headboard. As I got it out and examined it, I liked the way it looked and I wanted to use it so I wouldn’t have to do any painting. But, there was no room for the phrase --“the stockings were hung”.
Edited to add: I did keep this headboard and ended up making a bench out of it using the headboard and a kitchen cabinet.
On to plan B.
How to make a Christmas stocking hanger out of a headboard
I picked this headboard up off the curb after a large neighborhood yard sale. I try to visit the neighborhood the night of the yard sale knowing that people tend to put less desirable pieces to the curb. If I'm lucky, I get a couple of items free each year. The price on this little piece had been $15. Sometimes I don’t understand people. Why not put $5 on it and sell it instead of putting it to the curb for the garbage pickup.
Cut the length off the headboard legs
The length of the headboard legs are not needed in order for this to hold Christmas Stockings.
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In the paint booth ready to get a coat of DIY chalk paint. The Christmas stocking hanger was easy to paint using my Homeright Finish Max .
With red paint, it already looks like a Christmas stocking hanger
After one coat of DIY chalk paint with Plaster of Paris.
The day I painted this was that last day of nice weather. I had to bring the headboard indoors to finish it up.
For some reason I didn’t take any pictures. It got another coat of diy chalk paint, and a light coat of clear wax, then some light sanding/distressing.
Apply Contact paper stencil
The stencil was cut with my Silhouette Portrait using contact paper, then applied paint using one of my Martha Stewart Pouncers.
Christmas Stocking Headboard Hanger
Reclaimed brass knobs were painted with DIY Chalky paint, then waxed to keep the paint from getting scratched off.
Of course you wouldn’t hang your stockings outside on your fence, but a girl's gotta take pictures, right? Can you believe these cute stockings were found at the $$$ Tree for a buck each?
I love quick and easy projects. Of course this headboard Christmas stocking holder would have been a lot easier if I could have used the red headboard pictured above.
Thanks to Terri for the inspiration!
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How did you attach the knobs?
These were cabinet door knobs, so I drilled a hole and inserted the screws from the back like you would normally do with cabinet door knobs.
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Love your creativity!
I, too, am a re-purposer, but live in a climate that does not allow me to spray paint in the fall or winter (dark in the afternoon and cold and dreary). I would like to create a spray paint booth and noticed that you have mentioned one on your blog many times.
How did you create this booth and is it something that can be assembled and taken down or is it permanent (another problem is having to share space.)?
I look forward to hearing from you - keep up the great work and the wonderful blogs!
I never spray indoors. Lately, I've been spraying out in the open because at one time I was spraying in a carport without any light. It became difficult to see. I did a great post on how to make a temporary spray booth in the backyard here: https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2014/01/easy-diy-paint-booth-tips-plus-a-giveaway.html
Homeright has a great spray paint shelter now, see it here: https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2015/06/spray-paint-shelter.html
I know this is a year old, but I"m looking at this for this year. How did you hang it on the fence? Did you attach some hooks on the back? Sorry if I missed that step in your tutorial. Thanks!
I use "d" rings that secure with a screw for all of my hanging projects. They work fabulously and are very sturdy and easy to use.
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Very charming Gail!
Adorable Gail...I love it!! Love how you used the knobs to hang the stockings! So happy that I could actually inspire you for a change!
Happy Holidays, my friend!!
Brilliant idea. There are so many things at the moment that can be done with old bed heads online. I'm still kicking myself that I threw my son's old bunk beds out last year. ...grrrr!
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I love it! You did an awesome job! (That stocking that looks like Santa's suit is cute too!)
Awe this is so cute! And I love how you hung it on your fence with the snow just for a picture. Dedicated I tell ya! I agree with you, why not just mark the price at $5 and actually put that cash in your pocket rather than on the curb. I bet if they saw what you did with it, they would of kept it 🙂
I love how your project turned out & the fact that you saved something from going to the landfill!!!! Great job!
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking
Just beautiful... I want to make one!
Marla and Steve @ Always Nesting
Gail. Gail. Gail.
What a cute stocking hanger!! I just haven't been able to blog lately but I wanted to stop by to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hope to visit you more in 2014.
I love it Gail!! Such a fun project, I have to take most of my pictures outside too! I like the fence backdrop!
Super cute, Gail!
Turned out great Gail!
Wow that's beautiful! It gave me an idea - How would a headboard work as a coat rack? Do you think it might get to heavy?
What a great idea Gail! You made a great version of Terri's stocking holder. The saying is so sweet on it.
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Blessings at Christmas and always, Edie Marie