Headboard to Planter Box

3 Hours
A full size headboard and footboard were on its way to the dump before I snatched it up. I KNEW there was still something precious just waiting to be reborn. A friend suggested i turn it into a planter box and away to work we went!
The headboard is completely intact as the back piece, just shortened the legs a bit. The sides and legs originally belonged to the footboard. Just a new piece of wood for the front and bottom of the planter and the box is ready for a fresh coat of paint.
I added a red exterior paint and loved the way the old characteristics of the headboard shone through without any distressing at all!
In the sun it's a fiery hot red piece that will brighten up any space.
Here she is in her new home all dressed up for the Christmas celebrations!!! How do you like it?
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  • Allison Allison on Nov 28, 2015
    You did a beautiful job! I have always wondered what do you line a box like this for real flowers so the water doesn't ruin the box?

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