Repurposing an Old Headboard Farmhousestyle

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I found this headboard at my local thrift store. When the lady told me $1.99 I had to grab it. I knew just what I wanted to do with it.


I know it looks nasty someone had already tried to paint it and failed. But I could see the beauty and the end result.


This is her after we had cut some off the legs and I had given it two coats of chalk paint.

After sanding

I then took my sanding pad from the dollar store and sanded areas that would wear naturally. Like in the curves, the spindles and the edges.

Added hooks

I couldn't find any hooks that I liked that went with my style and that I wanted to spend. I searched Amazon and found these farmhouse style ones. They came in a pack of ten for $7.99 which I thought was a great deal. I attached just three for now but I might add more yet. I really like how it turned out and looks perfect in my dining room holding some towels and my diy wreath. Which you can find here also.

Hope this inspired you to look beyond the ugly and reinvent something for your home. Let me know if you've repurposed anything and I'll check it out!

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  • Debbie
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Super cute

  • Rynn
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Thanks for the inspiration! You reminded me of a twin headboard which i have painted and added a mirror. For some reason i had to move and store before it was complete. Now to find it and finish..... i am thinking i just need to add the hardware. Yay! Now i know just where to put it ! thanks !

    • Corine Mapes
      on Sep 6, 2020

      Lol I know how that is, trying to remember where I put something. So glad it reminded you.

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