Here is a functional piece of furniture made from a headboard and all sorts of little bits of this and that. My boyfriend and I had been snooping around antique stores in his hometown and saw a fantastic hall tree that was priced well over $300. He had been showing me all sorts of discarded items just hanging out on his ranch... So the mind started working. We gathered an old door complete with glass knobs, an end table, some scrap lumber, and a headboard. The headboard became the side rails for the bench. I must say, he did most of the work, measuring, cutting, running the power tools, screwing, but I stood in the wings with the "vision!" It all came together in one afternoon and talk about sturdy, heavy, and well made. The sanding, caulking, and painting came next. He found some more glass door knobs to use for hooks and little trim pieces to adorn the top shelf. We painted it red to add pzazz to his old farmhouse.
She said, "Hey lets see if it really works." He said, "Sure does."
(I was soo glad for his comment because he really wasn't sure about how this was going to look in his house.)
How do you like it? Anyone can do this. You just need a willing friend, a few tools and a little inspiration.
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