Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday's Theme {headboard coat racks}

I have no idea why I have such an addiction to old headboards, but I do.  I don't have a booth anywhere, so I have no place to sell them, but I just keep bringing them home with me.

I currently have 12 of them in my workshop and had to come up with some projects to create from them, so my husband won't complain about my addiction.
I showed you this chalkboard I made a few weeks ago with one of them.

That chalkboard is too large to ship, so I modified it and turned it into a chalkboard coat rack instead.

There are 3-stem coat hooks on each side and a drawer pull in the center to hold the chalk.
Now, I'm addicted to creating these and love how it turned out, so I made a bunch of them!

This one is an antique headboard.
Here's how it looked before I cut the lower part of the posts off and painted it.
I love the old style drawer pulls and pretty knobs I found to add to it.
 I created 2 of this style.
Here's the before shot of this one.
I love the shape of this headboard and I added a clock face graphic above the chalkboard.
Another old style drawer pull for the chalk.
This coat rack was made from just the leg portion of a headboard.  
I added a really pretty metal scrolled piece in the center, along with matching fancy coat hooks.
This is very old and beautiful antique foot board.  It looked so lovely,
I decided not to paint it, and instead freshened it up with some stain/sealer and added some pretty knobs to use as hangers for jackets or baskets. 
Everything about this headboard is so gorgeous - from the scalloped shape, to the detailed posts.  It looks almost black in the photos, but is really a deep, rich dark brown.
Antique Coat Rack - Wall Hooks - Created from Antique Footboard Antique Coat Rack - Wall Hooks - Created from Antique Footboard
She's a beauty!  I have the matching headboard from this bed, so I plan to make it similar to this one to hang in our bedroom.
For now, I have the footboard hanging in my living room.
(Sure wish I could hide that stupid thermostat!)
Since I still had the lower portion of the pretty legs to work with, I turned it into a coat rack also, but I decided to paint it first.  I added extra large coat hooks to it.

 I added metal medallions from another old bed. The hole to mount the coat rack is under each medallion. I left the original little metal wheels on it.
Anyone else out there share my addiction to headboards?
If so, what have you done with yours?


48 comments:

  1. All of your headboards are amazing and so creative! You have such a knack for seeing potential. Have a lovely day! ~ Jamie

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  2. What a great way to reuse such beautiful pieces of wood and I love the little details you add to each one! ~ Maureen

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  3. These look fabulous!!! what a clever idea!

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    1. I know I have already commented but I picked up a headboard at the dump the other day so I can make one of these!

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  4. They are all great, Angie. I have a few in the back of my workshop which I haven't done anything with yet. A couple weeks ago I found another headboard and footboard for $10/set. I brought them home and leaned them against the front shop wall and my husband saw it and said "Don't you already have some of those?"

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  5. i love them all!! i will now be on the hunt- you have opened my eyes!! and i loved your details with the drawer pulls to hold the chalk- that is a great idea!!

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  6. I am extremely worried I could catch your affliction. OHHHH you said addiction. I'm still worried.

    Bliss

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  7. I love them all!!!! But I'm sure that are difficult to ship. lol
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  8. Wow Angie!!! You make me wish I lived closer to you... want one! What a great eye you have for seeing potential in the most common of objects. Love them all!

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  9. They're gorgeous Angie. Now I want one. Or two... LOL

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  10. These are great Angie, I have a really cool one I'd like to do too but it's so thick (deep)that I can't figure out how I'd be able to hang it without halving it somehow. Did you trim down the one with the clock?

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  11. Those are all beautiful, such a creative use for them. I have been looking for an old bed to make a bench, and I can't find even one! Love all of yours.

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  12. Hey Angie,

    I am a fairly new reader.. love your blog. I am an interior designer, but also have a Vintage shop.
    Sometimes you can ship larger things, Believe it or not on fairly reasonable on Greyhound Bus Lines. I think the length limit is 84".
    I shipped a small headboard awhile back with no problem. Maybe it would help you ?
    Customers are usually willing to drive to the nearest station to save some $$

    Diana@ 107Vintage.blogspot.com

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  13. Angie - These are just precious. Love the one with the clock design on it. Really ingenuous!! Must find me a headboard like that. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Judy

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  14. Love them all, Angie! I have a "thing" for old beds too. Hopefully I'll have some fun projects to share soon.

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  15. I love those same drawer pulls too Angie, use them all the time.

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  16. What a lot of work and imagination you put into these! Beautiful job, so creative!
    Debbie :)

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  17. Beautiful, Beautiful!! I haven't seen anything like this before, but I could see one of these in our house for sure! Love them all!

    PS: Stopped by from Too Much Time on My Hands...I linked up right beside you ;) So happy I didn't miss seeing this!

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  18. These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity. ~Amanda

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  19. Thanks for sharing the great ideas. I'm always on the look out for great headboards, but I always find the whole bed and don't have the heart to break them up.

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  20. Love all your headboard/chalkboard creations, Angie.

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  21. So nice of you to join me Angie. I love every single one of these headboards. thanks for sharing.

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  22. These are lovely and oh so creative! LOL would NEVER have noticed that thermostat and then I had to go looking for it :)

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  23. What a wonderful addiction to be afflicted with. Your head- and footboard repurposings are out of this world. I'd love to have any one of them. Can't wait to share this post on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page! I might pin a bit, too. Heehee.

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  24. I think you have a great vision for old headboards! What you do with them is amazing! Stopping by from Debbiedoos!

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  25. These are fabulous! I love what you've done with all these headboards. They're just great!
    Mary Alice

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  26. Wowzers.....You are so very creative! You have taken something that is often discarded and turned it into a work of art. Each headboard is unique with it's very own design.
    Love...love...love your post!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xo

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  27. Angie, I LOVE the last one, and the one with the clock... that was a pretty ugly piece before you got your hands on it!

    gail

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  28. Fabulous! Now I am addicted to vintage headboards too.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  29. So inquest and fun...I love how they look! Great job. C,e link p to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your ideas with us. Karin

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  30. Let's try it again...I am having trouble typing on my IPAd . Your ideas are so unique and fresh! I love how they turned out. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your ideas with us. Karin

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  31. found you over at Beyond the Picket Fence...wonderful idea - we have an antique twin bed that was going to go Goodwill...might just keep it for myself and make a coat rack for my entryway - great inspiration!
    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  32. LOVE them all!! You NEED to have a booth somewhere...it's sooo much fun!! We just started decorating ours for Christmas today...can't wait to go back and finish up :) Laurel

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  33. Angie, the one hanging on your wall above the thermostat is just screaming for one of your banners going from post to post. These are just to cool!

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  34. I love all these ideas! Thanks so much for sharing, I came over from your feature at MRL!

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  35. Love them all! You definitely need to be selling these somewhere!

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  37. Be still my heart...Angie this is such a great resource. Pinning it immediately!!! ;0)

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  38. Dislike that thermostat? Move your coat rack up or over and put a pretty basket over the thermostat.

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  39. What cute projects! Thanks for sharing at the Open House party.

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  41. Curious to know what you use on the back of them for hanging because they can be heavy.

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