Headboard Becomes Cool Pantry Storage

2.5 Hours
Recently, my husband and I visited Goodwill (who am I kidding? I'm there twice a week!) where I saw this twin headboard for $2.50. Since my husband didn't object to lugging it home, I bought it to satisfy my need for a project when we're snowed in (like now).

Transforming the headboard into a storage unit took only a few simple steps:
1. Turn the headboard upside down.
2. Attach a wire shelf (vertically) to the back to create a bin.
3. Cover a board with contact paper and attach it to the top (which was the bottom). Use the same contact paper on what is now the bottom shelf.
4. Apply washi tape.
5. Stencil

That's right, I didn't even need to paint the headboard.Everything I needed to complete this project I had on hand so the total cost was $2.50. Do I love it? Yeah! I can finally see what we have on hand in canned goods, store six-packs of soda in the bin, and have a few cubbies for laundry supplies and dog food (in the plastic bin).
The finished project--yes, it once was a headboard.
It all began here.
A Closet Maid shelf from our last home provided the back wall of the bin.
Contact paper and washi tape hide the imperfections.
The shelf and stencil complete the look.
KathrynElizabeth Etier
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  • Barbara Cavalier Barbara Cavalier on Jun 17, 2020

    I will ? I have a fig tree , and Naval orange Tree. Also Satsuma tree ? I really like your ideas. I wonder if advice for pruning. Thanks

  • Jamie Tyler Smith Jamie Tyler Smith on Jun 17, 2020

    what a FABULOUS idea! I will be on my look out for just this type of head-board! Or maybe I'll just build one, thinking of redoing my laundry room with shelves for all my small appliances. This would be just the thing! Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us. CRAFT ON!