A Footboard Upside Down


I had used the headboard of this set for a bed, and the footboard remained useless. But it looked nice, so I tried to figure out a new use for it. I put it upside down and a good idea came up...
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
This is the original footboard I had.
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
I cut the upper bars...
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
Used the original paint but distressed...
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
Prepared a piece of wood that I would use as a shelf
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
painted it white and fixed it where I had cut the bars.
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
Decoupaged flowers and added hooks to hang cups.
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
Hand wrote "Vintage kitchen
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
and added a thin piece of wood at the top in order to act as an edge of the saucers I want to place at the top. I guess you don´t see the sense of all this, but you will understand now, when you see the piece finished!
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
a footboard upside down, kitchen design, repurposing upcycling
Added this hanging notice board painted on both sides, kitchen open or closed!
Marcela Pena

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  • Ton7636847
    on Aug 1, 2016

    This is BEAUTIFUL! I just found two twin size in shed I was going tinpot about... Where/what could these before in two kids rooms? They don't wear hats btw... Anyone know how I could turn two into simple.... EASY!!!!! Headboard for my room? I need HELP!!!! They are VERY simple, think square shaped, just have balls on corners.

    • Jeannie Carle
      on Jan 15, 2017

      My cups would never hang from there - too big LOL - but I SO love the idea and this is gorgeous!

  • Sus32846860
    on Apr 10, 2018

    How did you hang it ?

  • Linda
    on Jun 22, 2018

    i think you are a genius! did you have to use anchors to mount this?

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