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.
How to make a stocking holder out of a 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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Remove extra spindles with a saw
Using the saw to remove the spindle alleviates having another hole to fill had I just pulled it out of the hole.
Cut off bed posts
In addition, the reciprocating saw was used to remove another little bit of the bedpost.
Primer and Paint the stocking holder
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!
Add chalkboard to stocking holder
To make the headboard stocking holder look a little deeper red, I applied some Heirloom Traditions black wax. Nowadays I use my favorite Smoked Glaze.
I used my regular method of transferring small pieces of vinyl with painter’s tape.
Simply lay the tape and the vinyl onto the headboard.
I like to remove the painter’s tape by laying it back on itself.
As I hung the stocking holder on the fence to take a couple of quick pictures, I wondered if it it needs something on the top of each bed post.
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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!
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.