If you follow me on FaceBook, you’ve already seen the “after” of this project.
Last fall my nephew Kevin gave me these two pieces, a headboard and a foot board. I really didn’t know what I was going to do with them. A few weeks ago, I gathered some items (which included one of these) to take to the basement shop so I would have something to work on during the cold weather.
I sanded the headboard to remove the shine and filled the holes with spackling, then a little wood putty.
I painted it black.
The clipboard clipsare very strong and difficult to attach without an extra hand. I struggled through it, but it was definitely a challenge. I bent one, then attached two, and ended up removing them moving them higher. I like the way they curve with the top of the board. (note: clipboards do not come with screws)
I added some coat hooks to the bottom, but I felt like it was missing something. (besides pictures!)
I designed a phrase in my Silhouette Studio. The font is LoosieScript. I’ve also been working on tracing/cutting out jamie’s work logo. It’s really amazing how you can upload and TRACE!
awwww, that’s better! Those are jamie and andy’s engagement photos.
What do you think about the clipboard clips? Better than the bulldog clips? This piece will be for sale, and I can see that it could be very helpful for a busy family—think school notes etc, with backpacks ready to go!
I have one more, what do you think I should do with it?
see more repurposed headboard ideas below:
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Young House Love