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Monday, October 13, 2008

Recycling a Headboard

A few months ago, I paid a dollar for a really ugly headboard at Goodwill. Taking out the back and painting what was left helped a bit:

The removed back piece was the headboard's original color.

I painted it the same color I'd used on an earlier recycled headboard. The only problem was that I didn't have any of the wallpaper border left. However, I found a similar roll at Lowes in Roanoke—same pattern but a different color. Would it work? And more importantly, would the "new" bookcase fit along the wall with the previously recycled headboard bookcase and another bookcase that I'd had since I was a kid.

Yep on both counts. See for yourself:

The completed bookcase.

What's up top.

And here's how it fits with the others.

Total investment for headboard, paint, and wallpaper border—less than $10.


Becky Mushko said...

Amy Hanek had left a comment, "Nice. DIY project and a deal!!" but I can't get that comment to show up. So, here it is.

Marian Perera said...

I love the use of wallpaper here. My recycled headboard looks a lot like that, except I couldn't quite figure out what to do with the part you covered with wallpaper (sorry, not sure what that's called). So I just left it bare until I came up with something. It's wide enough that I could hang a couple of photo frames from it, maybe.