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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Repurposed Headboard


I think H and I bought this king size headboard about 1980, it's hard to remember back that far...lol!    We used it as a headboard for about 20 years and finally bought a new bedroom set.       I loved this old headboard and I couldn't bear to part with it...so we've kept it...all these years!    It was in storage until about 7 years ago....til I came up with the idea of using  it as an ornamental piece in the yard.


Our headboard was originally a walnut color, but I wanted it white, so H gave it a couple of coats of good house trim paint.   It has been out side about seven years and has held up well with a fresh coat of paint every couple of years.

First, it was leaned up against a tree up by the front porch.  When we added on the new front porch, ....


our headboard got moved to the end of the driveway.

Now, H has painted it pink....

moved it to the backyard....


and will use it ....
to dress up our new green house!

I am so excited....it won't be much longer til it is finished and I can show you what a wonderful job H has done!




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19 comments:

  1. Penny,
    Love the ornate details on the bed and such a soft pretty pink color too.Look forward to seeing it by your greenhouse.

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  2. It would be such a cool back to a bench.

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  3. Pink is a fabulous color...i'm looking forward to see it in your greenhouse!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  4. OH! It's beaufiful! It would look lovely on my patio.. :) But...of course I cannot wait to see how it graces your new greenhouse. What a great guy you must have for him to help you with all of the things you love to do. Mine scowls and does not like my many projects. Pink...such a wonderful shade of pink!!

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  5. Now, that is a piece with history! It looks darling in pink. A greenhouse is big news! I'd be thrilled too. What a great way to dress it up! (I know you have a wonderful collection of vintage linens too. Your crocheted sheet sounds gorgeous. I'm sure I would love it!)

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  6. Penny,
    Love the pink color and looking forward to seeing H.'s finished project!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Wow, what a great idea for using an old headboard. I have an old twin size headboard and footboard in my basement that I didn't know what to do with it. It could hold up my tall flowers in the garden. Thank you for the wonderful idea!

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  8. What a pretty headboard - I don't blame you for holding on to it. It would make a gorgeous garden bench (Pinterest and Hometalk have loads of headboard turned bench inspiration). Your headboard caught my eye over at The DIYers Party.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  9. I really like the headboard in the garden! You have given me some ideas. Might be great for a privacy "wall" and some vines! Thank you for the tip!

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  10. What a creative way to use a headboard as a garden fence. So cute!

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  11. Hi Penny
    Happy Monday. This is a wonderful decoration. Great idea to use it outside. I love the photo with the old car and tricycle. H did great with painting it pink. absolutely Lovely.
    Angel

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  12. Stopping by from Tweak it Tuesday,,,,,now this is one great item that has definately been re tweaked!! Love it!

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  13. Don't you love it when you can use things in complete different way that it was intended for. Really looks good!

    Cathy<;)

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  14. Awesome! Loved this project! That headboard is so beautiful I'd have a hard time repurposing it.
    Hopping here and saying hello from I Gotta Create!
    Marie @ http://countedcrossstitchcafe.com

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  15. Very nice - I, too, use old headboards.....a LOT......outside.....works great....Thank you for sharing this. :) Gentle Joy

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  16. Oh wow! This is so creative to repurpose your headboard. I would have never thought of it! It looks absolutely beautiful both in white and pink.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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  17. Love that headboard outside! I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party!

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  18. This fantastic post is being featured on Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop today! If you get a chance, please stop by and grab a featured button: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  19. This headboard is quie beautiful - it will decorate your new greenhouse beautifully! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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