Asked on Dec 19, 2018

How do I recycle a 1960's wooden headboard?

Lauren of Mom Home GuideBijousJewellmartin


4 answers
  • Kashmere Jones
    on Dec 19, 2018

    To make it into something else? Or what are you thinking

  • Jewellmartin
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Thela, go through the tried and true steps: Clean, Sand, Stain or Paint, Seal. So many types of stains and paint exist that you can do about anything or any style. I’ve always wondered what a “rock” treatment on a headboard would look like. This comes in a kit in the paint department. You need to seal your work, and there are many types of sealer. If you plan to keep the headboard and might be redoing it in less than five years, go with a lighter sealer like wax or spray. If you will be selling it, do a thicker sealer that will last longer. Best wishes and please take photos so you can post your work on Hometalk. ☺️

  • Bijous
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Hi. Well, it depends on what it looks like and how big it is both in height and length and what wood it's made of, and if it's solid wood. If you could post a pix, that would help. Thanks.

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide
    on Dec 19, 2018

    If you would like to upcycle it, these are some ideas:

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