From Headboard to Cozy Chair!

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6 Hours

Fall is in the air, and we are excited to tell you about this Frankenstein-inspired DIY project. Dixie Belle Paint lovers have been turning waste objects into stylish and functional furniture this season! Are you on a tight budget with the holidays right around the corner? Up-cycling, and making old new can be fun, inexpensive, and easy peasy with Dixie Belle Paint!
This king size headboard was a part of a unique vintage sleigh bed, that was about to become trash, but it was salvaged and up-cycled. Mike Macon of Just Re-purposed in Hanceville, AL turned the headboard into this beautiful lounge chair that even has storage space!
With a few simple measurements Mike used a hand saw, some screws and a little TLC! He divided the headboard into thirds, then cut it with a saw to create a back and two side arms. Mike then added in the additional wooden beams for back-corner supports. He also added a wooden platform for a seat that holds an upholstered fabric seat cover.
After the construction of the chair was complete, Mike chose Dixie Belle Paint in color Driftwood to coat all the wood on the new chair. Dixie Belle Paint was born out of the belief that creating beautiful timeless pieces should be easy, un-intimidating and fun. Our line of chalk mineral paints have adhesive qualities designed to eliminate the need to sand, prime or prep. Just choose your favorite color from our pallet of 60 stunning colors, clean your creation and start painting. No sanding, priming or sealing required! Your masterpiece, like Mikes, will have a matte finish that can be distressed beautifully. 
Deciding how to design the layout is part of the thrill and fun of re-purposing! One man’s trash is really another man’s treasure. Up-cycling furniture is a great way to feature your own talent when it comes to bringing life back into old things. 
Dixie Belle Paint is non-toxic, no VOC’s, easy clean up and can be used on virtually any surface! High quality chalk mineral paint is perfect for painting furniture/materials/cabinets and much much more! Not all chalk type paints are created equal, there is NO waxing or sanding required. Dixie Belle is owned and operated in the USA! We hope that you choose Dixie Belle Paint for all your DIY needs! 

Suggested materials:

  • Dixie Belle Paint in Driftwood  (
  • Dixie Belle Top Coat  (

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