A friend passed this old headboard along to Sara at Thrifty Treasures. Since the captain-style shelved headboard isn’t exactly cohesive with current decorating trends, she decided to repurpose it.
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.
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.
“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!”