Footboard to Shelf Makeover

” I found this piece on the roadside and had a plan for it the second I saw it,” says Marta on her blog, Marta on a Mission.  Part of a bed set, she was pretty sure the size and shape of the foot board gave it great potential as a shelf.


After she brought it home, Marta sawed the legs off of foot board.  Since Marta like the way the wood looked and didn’t want to paint or restain, she used a product called Restore-A-Finish to polish up the wood.  She purchased metal brackets and used them to hold the new shelf on the wall.  Perfect!


Visit Marta on a Mission to get all the details on this project.

Hitchhiker Gets a Makeover

Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker?  Heather from The Heathered Nest not only picked up a hitchhiker, she took it home and gave it a makeover!  The hitchhiker just happened to be a twin bed frame that she spotted on the side of the road.


Heather saw a lot of hidden potential in the curvy lines and tall posters on this head and foot board set.  After some minor repairs, she set about giving it an updated look.  She painted over the original finish with chalk paint in a fun shade of green.  Some light distressing and clear wax finished off the new look.  Doesn’t it look amazing all put together and styled with colorful pillows?


Find out which brand and shade of chalk paint Heather used to refinish this twin bed at The Heathered Nest.

Footboard Chalkboard Fit for a Wedding

At My Repurposed Life, Gail has been finding new ways to use the pieces of an old bunkbed.  After using part of the headboard and footboard for one project, she had a piece of the footboard leftover.


Gail decided that leftover piece would make a terrific decoration for a wedding!  She cut some wood scraps to make feet to keep the sign upright.  She painted the piece with black chalkboard paint.  On one side, Gail applied some vinyl lettering, but she left the other side blank so that it could be custom lettered with chalk.  Now the former footboard can function as a sign or centerpiece in someone’s wedding decor.  Awesome!


Visit My Repurposed Life to get more information on this sign project.

A Towel Rack from a Footboard

Laura of Finding Home has quite the story about this rescue.  While vacationing, she and her family were on a walk together.  Halfway through the walk, Laura spotted a footboard with gorgeous curves in a trash bin.  Much to her family’s embarrassment, she pulled the footboard out and carried it with her…along with one of the children and the family dog that got tired of walking!  At home after vacation, she turned that footboard into a towel rack.

Finding Home towel rack before

Recently, Laura decided that the towel rack was missing something.  After some thought, she realized with it’s straight top, the towel rack could be transformed into a shelf!  Marty added a ledge, which opened up a world of decorating possibilities.  Now she has a pretty towel rack and a shelf in her bathroom.

Finding Home towel rack after

You can check out the details of this project at Finding Home.