"One of the perks of being in a construction-related business is that you can claim any discards from job-sites that might be re-purposed," Marty tells us at Marty's Musings. That's exactly how this old set of shutter-like closet doors came into her possession. Marty has a great imagination. When she looked at the doors, she could see a headboard!
When Manda and her Mom refinished this gorgeous old bed frame, they ran into a little glitch: modern day mattresses are a little bigger than the ones this bed was made for. To solve that dilemma, they pulled out the old frame and slats and attached the headboard and footboard to a modern, metal frame. Manda was left with some aged wood and shared the way she repurposed some of it at Lost in the Found.
The talented Emily is showing off a fabulous new headboard made from reclaimed wood over at Elizabeth Joan Designs! She "spotted an old 6' stockade fence tossed to the curb" one night and knew she'd found the perfect piece to complement her son's bed.
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.
Molly from Pennies 'n Grace says, "I absolutely love finding or getting things for free! I have fond memories of hopping out of the car as a kid and pulling some treasure out of a heap for my mom to make our home beautiful!" Willing to do the same for her own home as an adult, Molly didn't hesitate to rescue this old door from a friend's trash heap.
This nifty headboard project was created by Jen from Scissors and Spatulas for Somewhat Simple. It's got a cool backstory. The forgotten, neglected headboard once was her husband's childhood bed. "It was going to be tossed to the curb until I claimed it for myself because I had a vision," Jen tells us. "Being the little scavenger that I am, I hauled it home and rescued it!"
"Last Spring I got a call from a friend to alert me that there was a headboard out to the garbage on her street," tells Gail at My Repurposed Life. "I borrowed a truck and hurried right over to scoop it up."
At The Thinking Closet, Lauren and her husband recently build a headboard out of wood harvested from old pallets. They offer some great tips and tricks for anyone who wants to make anything from reclaimed pallet wood.
"Our complex has a big trash enclosure where people tend to leave furniture they no longer want," explains Sarah at This Sarah Loves. "My husband calls this 'donating to the universe'. Last week I found a West Elm headboard that had been donated to the universe!"
Terri, who blogs at Fresh Cut Flowers, found this antique headboard at an estate sale and snatched it up for just $10. As she considered what to do with it, Terri remembered that her daughter's family didn't have a fireplace to hang their stockings.
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