Looking for ideas for this metal headboard

I just became unemployed so I have time to do things, but on a budget. Can you guys help me and give me some ideas for waht to do with my headboard please?
q metal headboard, painted furniture, painting over finishes, repurpose furniture, repurposing upcycling
  19 answers
  • Ali Kay Ali Kay on May 03, 2016
    Modern masters has a great metal effects paint line with a huge variety of options. I am currently doing a painting with their rust and patina finishes. There are so many to choose from, you may find it hard to pick one! I purchased mine at hobby lobby for $20 each. If you do an image search for modern masters in google, you can find some examples there. Pinterest also shows some neat examples of the product line.

  • Dfm Dfm on May 03, 2016
    I take it that you don't like the head board or is it just blah? I like to read in bed, that headboard does not look comfy enough to rest my back on. for me, I'd find some quilt batting and some foam mattress material. cut the foam to fit the shape and wrap in the batt. I'd cut a loose shabby chic type slip cover to go over it, perhaps with a coordinating but larger scale cheetah print.

  • Deb Deb on May 03, 2016
    If I had something like that I'd make a large hanging pot rack/herb rack to hang from the ceiling in my kitchen. You've given me some ideas!

  • Sve5226953 Sve5226953 on May 03, 2016
    I bought a beautiful iron bed on Craigslist. Loved the style but not the color! So, I made chalk paint in my color of choice, painted to coats, did some distressing, put a coat of dark paste wax, now it's exactly what I had in mind!

  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 03, 2016
    Spray paint it or make a fabric slipcover

  • Kathy Sijan Kathy Sijan on May 03, 2016
    I agree with commenter above about covering with batting, or use an old blanket to use for 'padding'. Then find a textured solid fabric or pretty print and 'gather' it first. Maybe use a printed flat sheet? Then lay the gathered fabric over the 'padding' and 'secure' it at the bottom near the mattress where you won't see it.

  • Sherri Parsons Sherri Parsons on May 03, 2016
    What about spray painting it an appropriate color for your room, and then maybe weaving fabric in and out of the bars...alternating the bars on top and bottom as in a basket weave? Lengths of fabric or maybe sheets could be used.

  • Susan Susan on May 03, 2016
    Wrap in sisal rope for a beachy look. The headboard's simple shape would lend itself well to that project.

  • K bain K bain on May 03, 2016
    I would wrap lights around it and cover with a shirr fabric. That would be a soft and romantic headboard

  • LindaK LindaK on May 03, 2016
    It would be great in the garden. That lighted idea was nice too.

  • Gri6032483 Gri6032483 on May 03, 2016
    Getting as many ideas as possible. Have gotten a ton of great ideas!!! Thank you all

  • Deborah Deborah on May 04, 2016
    Make a bench & use the headboard as the back. Use it as a garden gate or as a trellis for a cling vine. I found some pictures to get you motivated. 😜 Makes me want to go find a headboard.

  • AnnaMarie Sanderson AnnaMarie Sanderson on May 05, 2016
    I would love to have that in my garden as a trellis.

  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on May 13, 2016
    how about weaving fabric through it for some color!

  • Sammik2u Sammik2u on May 15, 2016
    I see it hanging on a wall vertically as a shoe rack and/or bag holder, painting if you like too.

  • Sammik2u Sammik2u on May 15, 2016
    how about a side rail for a youngster on their first twin bed

  • Tonya Brandon Tonya Brandon on May 29, 2016
    I had a wood one and turned mine into side rails for my porch. But a metal one could be used with the same concept. Or extend an outside space with it to act as a trellis for climbing roses or something! Just make sure you seal it with an outdoor sealer to keep from weather damage! :)

  • Carla Burdette Carla Burdette on Jan 01, 2017
    I'm thinking of using my King sized metal Headboard and Foot board as a trellis and letting it "Patina" naturally outside.

  • Gri6032483 Gri6032483 on Jan 02, 2017
    Thank you.... good idea